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Make a holiday home, apartment, condo, or hotel in Tulum, Mexico your home away from home

Tulum is a fabulous destination for a holiday in Mexico, combining the beauty of the beach and the Caribbean Sea with the awe of impressive Mayan ruins. The town of Tulum is situated on the famous Yucatan Peninsula in Quintana Roo in the far south east of Mexico. Just 80 miles (128km) south of Cancun, self catering accommodation in Tulum is a great alternative to the busy and popular city, yet is within easy reach if you want to go there for a day trip.

Things to do on holiday in Tulum, Mexico

You’ll find there’s certainly plenty to do when you stay in self catering accommodation in Tulum. Tulum Beach is often the main attraction for many visitors, whether you go to the public beach or have a private section of beach included with your Tulum self catering accommodation. Whichever it is you’ll find the softest, whitest sand, gently sloping into the lapping waves of the turquoise blue Caribbean Sea. This really is a picture perfect location! When not sunbathing or swimming you can also enjoy other activities; snorkelling and scuba diving, kayaking and boogie boarding are just a few of the popular water based activities here or try something different and kite surf Tulum Beach!

The town, known as Tulum Pueblo to distinguish it from the ruins, has a good selection of shopping, supermarkets, restaurants and a lively nightlife, so there’s everything here that you’ll need for an enjoyable holiday in Tulum.

Places to visit on holiday in Tulum, Mexico

The major tourist attraction for the area is undoubtedly the Tulum Maya ruins. These are the third most visited Mayan ruins in Mexico and can get very busy in the peak season. The good thing about staying in self catering accommodation in Tulum is that you’re nearby so you can visit during the quieter times of the day before the tourists arrive from places like Cancun. The impressive ruins are the best preserved coastal ruins in Mexico, and the setting on the coast is quite spectacular.

Other than the Mayan ruins you can also use your accommodation in Tulum as a base for exploring other nearby places. Cancun is close enough for a day trip if you want to visit a busy city with loads of shopping, entertainment and more, whilst half way between Tulum and Cancun is the popular coastal resort of Playa del Carmen.

The weather in Tulum, Mexico

The tropical climate provides warm to hot temperatures throughout the year for holidaymakers coming to self catering accommodation in Tulum. February to early May is the driest time of the year, and although temperatures are hot the rest of the year rainfall is quite common with September being the wettest month.

Flights to Tulum, Mexico

Visitors to self catering accommodation in Tulum can use Cancun International Airport, about 70 miles (112km) to the north. This is Mexico’s second busiest airport so has a good number of airlines offering flights to here. Monarch Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, and Thomson Airways are amongst those available.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Wonderful apartment with sea views and sound of waves!

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      3 of us stayed at the apartment for 4 nights. We really enjoyed the light spatious interior, well-equipt kitchen, balcony with hammock and comfortable chairs. The master bedroom has a very comfortable bed with much needed air-con. It's convenient to have a bar/restaurant below even though the food is not that good for the price you pay for it. The bay is nice for snorkelling ( I saw a turtle, colourful fish and a lionfish)and swimming. The best reef to snorkel in is a bit far out close to where the big waves break. It's important to know that there seems to be a constant wind and there are waves so it's not always ideal for a relaxing easy swim. Also when the sea is a bit rough it can affect the snorkelling. We were there at the end of May and we don't know what the weather does the rest of the year. The beach is sandy but as you enter the water there are rocks (and maybe some small sea urchins) so you have to take care or wear swim shoes. In the apartment there is a chest containing snorkeling and swimming equipment as well as some water sports equipment. Although if you are a serious snorkeller bring your own as some of the equipment is a bit incomplete and uncomfortable. On the beach there are some loungers and umbrellas for your free use. The cleaning lady comes every day. They provide drinking water. The Akumal beach town is a collection of tourist shops and facilities. Akumal town is more authentic with cheaper shops and more locals but it's only worth to stop by for supplies. We recommend hiring a car to take full advantage of the area and to save money and time on taxi/bus rides. All in all we recommend this condo
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 04, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Tres Palmeras

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Beautiful and well cared for home with kind and efficient caretakers. Right on beautiful beach so you can go to sleep with waves crashing. Very relaxing and low key with easy access to snorkeling, ruins, dining, fishing, shopping and more. We enjoyed just laying out on the back deck by the pool. We took our three teenagers and they enjoyed it too. We'd go back!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2010
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2009