Get ready for an out of the ordinary vacation in Tulum. A vacation in Tulum is all about escaping the Hi-Tech “connected” world, and getting back to nature and the beach is the great place to do this. Enjoy a soothing massage while you watch the waves crashing offshore on the second largest barrier reef in the world, go snorkeling or diving in the warm turquoise Sea, explore the jungle and the hidden beaches or simply kick back, relax and soak up the warm afternoon sun; whatever you decide to do, it’s guaranteed that after a beach vacation in Tulum you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Any time of year is good for a beach vacation in Tulum, but I recommend between Christmas and Easter, especially if you are coming from a cold climate then it won’t be to hot . Tulum is also for the economical backpacker or cost conscious traveler.
Tulum is positioned in the heart of the Mayan Riviera, approximately 2 hours or about 130km south of Cancun, and about 3 hours north of Chetumal and the border with Belize. Tulum tends to attract a quieter and older crowd than the spring break college kids who flock to Cancun. Tulum is home to several top class international resort spas where you can be pampered and treated like royalty with your every needs, want and whim catered for. It also has a great selection of restaurants offering various different types of international cuisine so satisfying your appetite shouldn’t be a problem. Tulum doesn’t have the nightlife of Playa del Carmen or Cancun, but for those who linger on the beach past sunset to the time when stars appear overhead; embracing simplicity seems like the best advice in the world. Tulum is known to the world for its Mayan Ruins and magnificent beaches.
Tulum is basically divided into three parts: the town, the Tulum hotel [http://www.mezzanine.com.mx/hotel/index.html] zone, and lastly the reason why Tulum exists, the Mayan Ruins, the only archeological site on this stretch of Mexico’s Coastline. The Mayan ruins of Tulum are a very impressive site. Head a little further south of the ruins to discover true paradise, where the beach stretches on for miles and miles of white sand, framed by dense jungle and dotted with beach cabanas, boutique hotels and beautiful resorts.