The beach at Tulum is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen.
On the last day on our Cancun vacation, we took the bus to Tulum, an ancient Mayan site on a cliff overlooking one dreamy aquamarine beach.
If you find yourself in the Yucatan Peninsula, you must go here! And wear a bathing suit because you will want to jump in.
You can probably tell from the photos that it was blazing hot, but it was fun walking around the stone paths, walls, and archways. The vegetation is so interesting and there were plenty of iguanas to entertain us.
There are so many tourists here as you might imagine, so get there early to avoid the crowds.
Our reward after walking around the site was that crystalline beach below!
Many tour companies offer day trips to Tulum (about a 2 hour ride from the hotel zone)
But those tours are pricey (over a $100 US), and you can easily just take a bus on your own.
We picked up a bus from the main bus station in Cancun city center for about $8 a person. There are buses that leave at least once an hour and they make a few stops on the way. You can even reserve your seats ahead of time.
Actually, the bus was really comfortable and not an ordeal by any means. Because we showed up last minute for an early bus, Sean and I weren’t able to get seats next to each other. I sat next to a Hemingway man character who kept me entertained the whole ride. Seriously the guy had a long white beard and had traveled all over the world. It was fun listening to his stories.
When you finally arrive to Tulum, just take a taxi from the bus station to the entrance of the ruins, where you pay admission fee and you can hire a guide.