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14 BEST Excursions & Day Trips From Tulum

Climbing pyramids, swimming in cenotes, visiting pink lakes…Those are just a few of the best day trips from Tulum. In this post you’ll find plenty of unmissable excursions from Tulum. Read on!

Tulum lies in the heart of the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Despite being a small town, it has become one of the most popular vacation spots in Quintana Roo, and for a (very) good reason!

Tulum is so naturally beautiful and offers such great amenities, it makes it easy to spend day after day chilling at the beach. However, one of the town’s best attributes is its prime location in the Yucatan Peninsula.

If you have some extra days, it’s definitely worth it to go and explore the other attractions near Tulum, Mexico.

From striking natural sinkholes to ancient Mayan structures, quaint towns, and UNESCO-listed places, your options are *seemingly* endless!

Here you’ll find my favorite day trips from Tulum, and the most popular day trips in Riviera Maya in general. Check them out, and start planning your Tulum itinerary!

Swim In The Most Beautiful Cenotes

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In addition to all those Mayan ruins, there’s another thing that Yucatan is famous for: cenotes. Swimming in cenotes should be at the top of your list of things to do around Tulum, and here’s why.

All across the region, you’ll find plenty of sinkholes littering the landscape. While they might seem like just pits in the ground at first, they actually open up into spectacular subterranean lagoons.

Lagoons in which you can swim, as well as take part in the ever-popular Yucatan pastime of cenote diving.

There are also other cenotes which are mostly above ground, but still offer a welcome respite from the Mexican heat as you plunge into the water.

My favorite cenotes around Tulum include Gran Cenote, Cenote Nicte-Ha, Cenote Calavera, and Cenote Dos Ojos.

You can definitely visit the cenotes in Tulum and Quintana Roo on your own, although you might have to rent a car or hire a driver for the day.

READ ALSO: 13 Incredible Cenotes in Tulum You Can’t Miss

If you prefer to avoid the hassle, though, you’ll find that there are a lot of cenotes tour operators in Tulum. These tours let you visit multiple cenotes in a single day, and are a great way to spend a day relaxing and swimming with friends and family. It sure beats the hotel pool!

▶️ The Cenote Triple Adventure Tour in Tulum is a 4-hour excursion. You’ll visit three different cenotes: Casa Cenote, Gran Cenote, and Cenote Zemway with a guide. Dive, snorkel, and cliff-jump into the clear water, with snorkeling gear and transfers covered. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ The Cenote Trail: Caves Visit and Bike Tour, combines Gran Cenote, Cenote Escondido & Cenote Cristal all in one day. One cenote alone isn’t enough! Plus, you’ll get to cycle from one to the other. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Climb Pyramids at Coba Ruins

Yucatan is also known as the Mayan Riviera. This is because it’s home to some of the most spectacular Mayan ruins still in existence, including the Tulum ruins and Muyil.

Hidden in the dense forests are many magnificent reminders of this once-mighty civilization. But the Coba ruins are a little different.

Archaeologists believe that Coba would have been an important trade hub back in the day. This thriving Mayan city now lies mostly forgotten amid the surrounding forests.

Since it’s tucked out of the way, it sees fewer tourists than more popular sites like the archaeological site of Tulum. This is definitely to your advantage if you feel like taking the trip out there. I don’t know about you, but crowded places lose some of their appeal to me.

For one thing, it’s much more peaceful than the tourist hotspots. It allows you to fully take in the wonder and ancient mystical atmosphere of these Mayan ruins near Tulum.

Secondly, it means that, unlike the other ruins in Mexico, you can actually climb the pyramid of Coba. I recently heard this might change soon for safety reasons, though, so you need to go ASAP!

The climb is quite steep, and coming down can be a little scary, but wear comfy shoes and use the ropes to help you.

From the top, you can gaze out in wonder across the treetops, and see for yourself why the Mayans felt closer to the gods up here. It’s truly a unique location for history buffs and curious travelers alike.

How to get to Coba Ruins from Tulum

The Coba Mayan ruins are 29 miles northwest of Tulum, merely a 45-minute drive. You can either drivee your own car and combine a Coba day trip with some other attractions on this list, or go by colectivo.

If you choose the latter, you’ll take the colectivo in Avenida Tulum and Calle Osiris Norte. They depart whenever they’re full, usually every 20 minutes, from around 8 AM.

You can also join a tour to Coba – here are a couple of suggestions for you:

▶️ Check out Coba Ruins, Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, Cenote and Mayan Family. Start the day with a guided tour around the Coba site, followed by a trip to Punta Laguna.

There you’ll have time to kayak, zipline, and hike, before cooling down in a cenote. A visit to a Mayan village is included, along with lunch and transfers. BOOK IT HERE

▶️ The Tulum and Coba: Full-Day Archaeological Tour is a super comprehensive tour. You’ll get to explore two of the best archaeological sites in a single trip!

Learn from your savvy guide as you wander around the ruins of Tulum, perched atop a cliff, and the vast site of Coba. Finally, cool off in two beautiful cenotes.. BOOK IT HERE

Soak Up The Colors of Valladolid

A baby blue beetle car parked in the city of Valladolid, a great day trip from Tulum

From the Mayans to Spanish settlers, to the present day, Yucatan has a rich history that’s well worth delving into.

If you’re interested in the impact that the Spanish conquistadors had on the region, then definitely plan a Valladolid day trip.

Valladolid is a somewhat sleepy but extremely charming town where that way of life has been preserved for centuries.

READ ALSO: Top 7 Things to do in and around Valladolid

Here, you’ll find magnificent examples of conquest-era architecture in the churches and municipal buildings, as well as pastel-colored walls lining the quiet streets.

Just wander the town and enjoy the slower pace of life here, or explore the cenotes in Valladolid (Cenote Zaci is right in the middle of Valladolid).

How to get to Valladolid

The fastest way to get there is by car, as the drive only takes 1.5 hours. However, you can easily reach Valladolid by public transportation. The ADO Bus departs a few times a day, and it costs $15.

You can also enjoy a comprehensive visit by joining a tour!

▶️ This Chichen Itza, Cenote and Valladolid Small Group Day Trip is a great excursion to join. Unlike most Chichen Itza tours, which include a quick stop in Valladolid, this one allows 2 hours to explore the charming city and have lunch. That’s besides the Mayan ruins visit and a dip in a cenote! BOOK IT HERE

Another city you should make time for is Merida: it’s chill, safe, and laid back, and the food is great!

Discover Breathtaking Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve

A drone image of the vividly green Caribbean Sea in Sian Ka'an, one of the best destinations for a day trip from Tulum

One of the most awe-inspiring Tulum day trips is Sian Ka’an. This area of natural beauty offers a welcome respite from the crowds that you’ll encounter in many of the other spots on this list.

Think like deserted, wild, white beaches fringed by palms that will remind you of Baja California. Coral reefs with the most beautiful colors, lagoons with crocodiles, and wild dolphins swimming along your boat.

It sounds unreal, doesn’t it? It’s even more surprising that this natural area starts right at the edge of Tulum beach. Where Tulum ends, Sian Ka’an begins!

The Biosphere Reserve is incredibly big, and it’s divided into two main destinations. When you visit – either with a tour or on your own – you’ll probably stick to one of them.

The most popular is the eastern area of Sian Ka’an, where Punta Allen is. This picturesque fishing village is on a peninsula in the Caribbean Sea. It boasts pristine beaches, snorkeling opportunities in the reef, and the Boca Paila Lagoon.

How to get to Sian Ka’an

You can explore Sian Ka’an on your own if you want to, but keep in mind that to get to Punta Allen, it’s over one hour by car. And the road sucks (sorry, there isn’t a nicer way to say it).

It’s unpaved, bumpy, and you definitely need to have a Jeep or a similar vehicle to make it, especially if it’s rained recently.

For once, I strongly suggest taking a tour for your Sian Kaan day trip. I have a few suggestions here, but you can check out my post about the best tours to Sian Kaan for more options.

▶️ The Sian Ka’an Adventure Full Day Trip to Punta Allen takes you to explore the flora and fauna of the reserve. Discover the mangrove forest, meet the manatees of Boca Paila Lagoon, snorkel on the reef, and enjoy a scrumptious lunch on the beach. BOOK IT HERE

On the western side of Sian Ka’an, you’ll find the Muyil Archaeological Site with Mayan ruins and a history of over 2 thousand years. A beautiful lagoon, lush mangroves, and canals are the major natural attractions in this area. Plus the rich wildlife!

▶️ Join the Sian Ka’an and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum. It’s a half-day trip that includes a guided exploration of the Mayan ruins. You’ll also enjoy a boat trip to Muyil Lagoon, and a visit to a former trading post along a nature trail. Cap off the tour with a picnic lunch. BOOK IT HERE


Explore Mayan Ruins With a Chichen Itza Day Trip


As mentioned earlier, Yucatan was the center of the Mayan empire in its heyday. The jewel in the crown of that empire was undoubtedly the magnificent city of Chichen Itza.

Luckily, this heritage site has been remarkably well-preserved over the centuries. There are still plenty of awe-inspiring examples of Mayan architecture to be seen here.

You may want to book a guide, who will be able to tell you all about the history of this place and facts about Mayan culture, although it might get quite pricey.

The other option is to download some material about the archaeological site beforehand and read it while you walk through the ruins.

READ ALSO: A Complete Guide to Chichen Itza Ruins

The ruins of Chichen Itza aren’t my favorite ones in Mexico (Palenque is gorgeous!), mostly because of the crowds. However, a day trip from Tulum to Chichen Itza is absolutely recommended.

It’s not a case that Chichen Itza is one of the new 7 Wonders of the World and one of the most popular Riviera Maya day trips.

Survival Tip: Make sure to get Chichen Itza in the early morning, as the site gets more than crowded as the day goes on. Also, you want to try and avoid the midday heat (bring a hat).

How to get to Chichen Itza

If you have a rental car, take the QROO 109 from Tulum, and then get on the 180 Highway. The drive takes approximately 2 hours.

You can otherwise take the ADO Bus, book a private transfer, or join an excursion.

There are plenty of Chichen Itza tours from Tulum in case you prefer to go with a tour. Here are two of the best excursions in Tulum, Mexico to visit this archaeological site:

▶️ The Chichén Itzá, Cenote and Valladolid Small Group Day Trip is the perfect tour to explore the Yucatan. You’ll enjoy a comprehensive tour around the ruins, cool off with a swim in cenote, and finally spend some time in Valladolid, where you’ll have lunch. BOOK IT HERE

▶️ The VIP Chichen Itza Private Tour is a full-day experience reserved for your group of 15. Join an expert guide to visit the archaeological site, and discover its fascinating history and phenomena. Then, take a dip in a cenote and indulge in an a la carte lunch. BOOK IT HERE


 Zipline at Xplor Park or Selvatica

A woman smiling as she drives an ATV in Xplor, inserted in a post about day trips from Tulum

I don’t know why I waited 28 years of my life before trying ziplining. There’s nothing quite like the thrill that comes with soaring over the treetops, lakes, and cenotes!

If you want to give it a try, then I heartily recommend Xplor Park. Xplor is part of the same group that also owns Xcaret Park (another one highly recommended).

This adventure park is home to a great variety of activities, all of which are designed to get your heart pumping and give you a thrill. (Though there are relaxing areas to counter all that adrenaline!) At Xplor, you can tackle the tallest ziplines in Yucatan.

Glide through glistening waterfalls, and plunge into deep caves. It’s all perfectly safe for the whole family!

▶️ The Xplor Admission grants you access to the park and all its activities, as well as a buffet lunch, use of lockers, and other facilities. BOOK IT HERE

Another fantastic adventure park worth checking out is Selvatica. It features astounding zipline courses, including an Aquazip, a zipline coaster, and a Superman zipline.

▶️ Join the Selvatica Adventure Park: Ziplines and Cenote Tour from Cancun and Riviera Maya. It grants you access to the park, and unlimited use of the ziplines, as well as a visit to a private cenote. It’s family-friendly, and it includes lunch. BOOK IT HERE

Take a Cozumel Day Trip

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Another gorgeous drone shot by Raphal Zoren, Journey Wonders

If you can’t go all the way to Isla Holbox, then Cozumel is as close to a Caribbean paradise as it gets around here. I mean, look at that turquoise water!

You could easily spend more than one day exploring the island! Cozumel offers plenty of attractions, including beautiful remote beaches, lighthouses, and lagoons. It’s also easy to organize a Tulum to Cozumel day trip if you prefer to go back at night.


How to get to Cozumel

To reach Cozumel, you’ll first need to make your way to Playa del Carmen, as that’s where the ferry leaves from.

Take a colectivo or an ADO bus to Playa del Carmen, and then walk the short distance to the ferry terminal, located in Av. Benito Juárez 239. It’s two blocks from 5th Avenue!

There you’ll board either an Ultramar or a Winjet ferry for a 40-minute trip to Cozumel. At the time of writing, tickets cost 600 MXN ($35).

Once in Cozumel, you can join an excursion to explore the island, from the city center San Miguel de Cozumel to the lush jungle areas. These are the top Tulum tours to Cozumel (though without the transfers!)

▶️ The Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and El Cielo Reefs is a half-day water adventure. You’ll visit the island’s three snorkeling hotspots to swim with the rich marine life, which includes starfish! Snacks, water, and beers are included. BOOK IT HERE

▶️ The Private Jeep Excursion in Cozumel with Lunch and Snorkeling takes you to explore all the main attractions on the island. The best part? You get to personalize the itinerary! Head into the jungle, snorkel at the beach, visit a national park, and enjoy sightseeing or horseback riding. A local lunch is included. BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Check out this Cozumel Reefs Snorkeling Tour by Karma Trails – this is a tour operator I’ve used multiple times and always found very reliable. The tour includes snorkeling in various points of the island, which in my opinion is the best thing to do in Cozumel. BOOK IT HERE

 Visit Playa del Carmen

A drone image of Playa del Carmen, with the turquoise sea on the right, and the city on the left
Image by Raphael Zoren, Journey Wonders

Fancy a change of scenery from Tulum? From clean, sandy beaches lined with palm trees, to coral reefs below the waves, Playa del Carmen has it all.

The city is the perfect destination for a day relaxing on the beach, without leaving the scenic Quintana Roo landscapes.

However, it’s also a trendy, up-and-coming city. It boasts plenty of hip eateries, boutique shops, and stores from all the major Western chains.

How to get to Playa del Carmen from Tulum

Taking a colectivo (shared shuttle bus) is your best option. Just stand on the side of the 307 highway going north and signal the driver when you see a shuttle bus approaching.

Tell the driver your destination (in this case Playa del Carmen), and you’ll pay once you get there. A colectivo trip from Tulum to Playa del Carmen shouldn’t cost you more than 50 -70 MXN.

Save yourself any stress and book in advance a minivan ride for less than $4. BOOK IT HERE

Otherwise, the ADO bus Tulum-Playa del Carmen is good alternative, with multiple buses a day.

Swim at the Laguna Kaan Lum

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If you don’t mind discovering the Tulum off the beaten path a little (and why would you?), then Laguna Kaan Lum is well worth a visit. A hidden paradise, this vast lagoon is an oasis of tranquility, where you can swim and splash to your heart’s content.


The lagoon itself is actually a huge cenote, and the depth causes the water to glisten in truly gorgeous colors. The water is usually pretty warm, and it’s just a short drive from Tulum, so why not stop by for a dip?

One thing to note is that there are no amenities here other than bathrooms, so make sure you bring some food with you.

How to get to Kaan Lum Lagoon

Laguna Kaan Lum is 3 miles south of Tulum, off Highway 307. If you are driving from Tulum, look for the sign on your left.

Public transportation is not really an option. You could potentially take a colectivo (in the direction of Felipe Carrillo Puerto) which will drop you off at the entrance.

From there, though, you’ll have a 1.2-mile walk to the lagoon (in mosquito territory!) A better alternative would be taking a taxi.

READ ALSO: A Guide to the Best Things to do in Tulum

Need some more Tulum day trip ideas? We’re not nearly done yet! Keep reading to find some other epic destinations.

Rio Lagartos & Las Coloradas

A woman wearing a white dress, holding a pink heart-shaped floatie on the shores of the pink Las Coloradas lakes

Looking at photos of Las Coloradas, you might think that they have been Photoshopped– there can’t really be a pink lake, can there?!

Well, there really is, and while you’re in the Yucatan peninsula (in this case Tulum), you definitely have to take the trip to see it for yourself.


Located at the very tip of the Yucatan Peninsula, Las Coloradas dates back to the Mayan era, when the local people would use these tidal lagoons as a way of producing salt.

Water would flow into them at high tide and then remain behind when the tide went back out again.

As the water evaporated, the sea salt would be left behind to collect. Over the centuries, that process has caused the water here to turn a brilliant pink.

I spent a few hours here taking millions of photos and videos because… well… a pink lake! Do I really need to explain??

READ ALSO: A Guide to las Coloradas, Yucatan

Nearby, you should also check out the town of Rio Lagartos. The town itself is a picture-perfect example of a sleepy Mexican settlement. But the stars of the show here are the thousands of flamingos that live nearby.

A group of flamingos in Rio Lagartos

If you love all things pink, or just want to marvel at the wonder of nature, be sure to visit both of these stunning landscapes. It’s possibly the most unique Tulum day trip you can take.

How to get to Las Coloradas from Tulum

It’s about 124 miles (200 km) from Tulum to Las Coloradas, and you definitely want to rent a car (or a car with a driver) for this trip.

You could go by bus to Valladolid and from there take a combination of colectivos and buses but it would take you forever. It’s better to plan your own transportation.

▶️ If driving isn’t an option or you wanna save yourself the hassle, check out the Tour Las Coloradas & Rio Lagartos only from Tulum. It includes a visit to both destinations, with a knowledgeable guide to give you insights about the pink salt lakes and the local ecosystem. Plus, you’ll enjoy an ancient Mayan bath and lunch! BOOK IT HERE

Have Fun at Xcaret

The show Mexico Espectacular at Xcaret Park, inserted in a post about excursions from Tulum

Xcaret is one of the most fantastic attractions in the Riviera Maya, and one of the Tulum, Mexico excursions I strongly recommend.

It’s a nature and adventure park that offers tens of activities and attractions. From soaring over the treetops to discovering the underwater world, marveling at ancient Mayan ruins, and braving the exhilarating mud roads, be ready for an adrenaline-filled day!

The park boasts underground rivers, cenotes, and coastline, as well as rainforest trails and rich wildlife.

The most fantastic attraction at Xcaret Park has to be Xcaret México Espectacular. This amazing show has been running every single day for over 20 years. It offers the most delightful entertainment in the Riviera Maya and the whole state of Quintana Roo.

The show represents the history of Mexico from pre-Hispanic times, and it’s the perfect way to end a jam-packed, super fun day trip at the park.

How to get to Xcaret

Xcaret is 40 miles north of Tulum, approximately an hour’s drive along Carretera 307. The easiest ways to get there if you’re not driving are by taxi or colectivo (shared shuttle).

▶️ The Xcaret Admission grants you access to all the park’s attractions for a whole day, as well as tickets to the Mexico Espectacular show. When choosing the Plus Admission you’ll have a buffet lunch with beverages included! BOOK IT HERE

Discover the Stunning Bacalar Lagoon

The Bacalar Lagoon is also known as the Lagoon of Seven Colors because of the astounding different shades of blue it features.

Bacalar Lagoon is located near the border with Belize, 125 miles (202 km) from Tulum, and it’s started to become more and more popular in the past few years (thank you, social media!). It’s easy to get from Tulum to Bacalar.

The lake is close to 30 miles long, making it the second largest freshwater lake in the country, but it’s very narrow, merely 1 mile wide. The crystal clear waters, which display (more than!) 7 different hues of blue, are perfect for snorkeling and swimming.

That’s one of the many ways in which you can enjoy Bacalar Lagoon, though. Other activities include taking one of the best Tulum boat tours there are, or simply relaxing by the shore and exploring the town.

How to get to Bacalar

You can take the ADO bus from Tulum to Bacalar and visit on your own. I strongly recommend going on a boat tour on the lagoon, though, as it’s the best way to experience it.

▶️ This Bacalar Lake of Seven Colors Tour includes roundtrip transfers from Tulum, Riviera Maya, and Cancun. You’ll enjoy a boat ride on the famous lagoon, and a visit to a cenote, the Pirates’ Channel, and San Felipe Fort. Relish a grilled lunch at the end! BOOK IT HERE

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▶️ This Sailing Tour is the exact same one that I went on. It lasts 3.5 hours and includes stops for swimming in the lagoon, as well as brunch and bottled water. BOOK IT HERE

Go on a Day Trip to Cancun

A woman smiling in front of a Hard Rock Cafe sign in Cancun Downtown, one of the best day trips from Tulum

Cancun is one of the most bustling, vibrant cities in Quintana Roo. You should definitely visit it on a day trip from Tulum, especially if you won’t include the city as part of your Mexico itinerary.

Cancun offers the perfect balance between a busy metropolis, with plenty of restaurants, nightclubs, shopping avenues, and the peaceful beaches of the Caribbean.

It will prove to be quite a contrast to Tulum’s more laid-back atmosphere. It makes one of the best excursions in Tulum if you’re looking for a change of scene.

Cancun has two main areas, Downtown Cancun and the Hotel Zone. The latter is more touristy and features most of the restaurants, bars, and resorts, as well as being right by the coastline.

If you want to experience the more local part of Cancun, visit some markets and mingle with the city’s residents, then stick to Downtown Cancun.

How to get to Cancun

You can take a colectivo, or an ADO bus from Tulum. The journey takes approximately 2.5 hours.

▶️ Join this 3-in-1 Street Food Tour with transportation (Food Stalls + Local Market + Murals). It’s the ultimate foodie experience. A guide takes you away from the tourist spots to sample authentic bites and delicacies all over town. You won’t need dinner after the abundant tastings! BOOK IT HERE

Explore Holbox Island in One Day

One of the best Tulum day trips is to Holbox, the Mexican epitome of paradise. This gorgeous island is completely surrounded by the turquoise sea, being accessible by ferry only, and it has NO cars.

The only sounds you’ll hear are those of the waves and the birds as you explore its enchanting locations.

How to get to Holbox

Holbox is north of the Yucatan Peninsula, approximately 91 miles (148 km) from Tulum. If you embark on a DIY day trip, you’ll travel from Tulum to Chiquila Port, and there catch the ferry to Holbox.

To cheapest way to reach Chiquila from Tulum is by ADO Bus, which costs $34 and takes 3.5 hours. You’ll need to take the earliest bus for the day trip to make sense! Otherwise, book a taxi or private transfer.

You could also join a tour that covers transfers, as well as all the activities!

▶️ The Holbox Full-Day Tour with Lunch from Riviera Maya starts with pick-up at your hotel. Travel to Holbox, and embark on a boat tour around its main attraction.

Visit Isla Pasion, stop at Punta Mosquito, and swim at Yalahau Lagoon. Lunch and drinks are included, and you’ll have free time to relax on the beach. BOOK IT HERE

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And there you go! These are the best day trips from Tulum – they’ll definitely keep you busy for a while!

Where To Stay in Tulum: Zamas Hotel

A drone image of Tulum, with the vast blue Caribbean Sea on the right, and beachfront properties and the jungle on the left

When it comes to choosing where to stay in Tulum, the choice is quite hard. There are so many possibilities, ranging from backpacker cheap, to mid-range and ultra luxury.

I always try and look for boutique hotels as I generally prefer them to the big resorts. So I came across Zamas Hotel, a very colorful, laid-back boutique hotel located right on the beach. It’s also one of the best eco-hotels in Tulum, so even better!

If all you want is palms, white beaches, and playful cabanas, keep reading.

I was staying in a beachfront cabana, and it was simply perfect. Falling asleep with the sweet rolling sound of the waves and getting up being 10 steps from the ocean was a dream come true. Especially after months of traveling around at a fast speed!

A bungalow in Zamas Hotel, with a woman lounging on a hammock

Some special touches included the mosquito net that was put in place every night and the jar of purified water that helps reduce the use of plastic bottles. The bathroom, featuring a big shower, is gigantic and very colorful, in theme with the rest of the hotel.


I absolutely loved the porch with the hammocks, a perfect spot to relax in front of the ocean.
Other types of rooms include larger jungle bungalows and garden suites.

A room with a double bed in Zamas Hotel, inserted in a post about day trips from Tulum
Image by Zamas Hotel

I found the food in Tulum to be excellent, even though keep in mind that the prices are way higher than in the rest of Mexico. And the food at The Restaurant at ZAMAS didn’t disappoint, not even one bit.

The food is fresh, locally sourced, and the plates combine innovation with traditional Mexican flavors.

READ ALSO: 19 Restaurants in Tulum Not To Miss

An overhead shot of a breakfast table on the beach, with a dish of tacos, two coconuts, and a bowl of chips

The beach is private for hotel guests, and we never had a problem finding a chair or a lounger.

A shoreline of white sand lined with colorful chairs, and palm trees in the background

There are so many choices when it comes to hotels in Tulum: if you are looking for a place that combines a touch of luxury, mid-range rates, and an exclusive location right on a private beach, then Zamas Hotel is the perfect choice!

Rates start at $334 a night for the jungle rooms and go up to $486 for the classic room on the beachfront.



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Can you go to Chichen Itza from Tulum on a day trip?

 Yes, I recommend going with a tour such as Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote, and Valladolid All-Inclusive Tour. I also wrote a whole post about the best ways to get to Chichen Itza from Tulum.

I received a complimentary stay at Zamas, but all the opinions in this article are mine and mine only.


This post contains affiliate links, which means if you book something through one of my links I might get a commission, at absolutely no extra cost to you

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.


Monday 29th of October 2018

Excellent article, pictures, and recommendations! I’m in Yucatan now, looking forward to some of these adventures! Especially Las Coloradas! Thanks for all your suggestions!

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