Getting there

If you wonder how to get to Tulum, it is fairly easy.

Most hotels in CancĂșn (the closest big city to the Tulum ruins) either have bus tours to Tulum, or information on when and where to catch the bus.

If you are driving a rental car, simply take Mexican Highway 307 south, out of Cancun.

When is Tulum best visited?

OPENING HOURS: The ruins at Tulum are open between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. but it is best to get there early in the morning or late in the day to avoid the crowds.

If you do happen to arrive when the site is crowded, there’s always the beach.

What other things can you do in Tulum?

Outside the city’s wall is a small tourist market.

One word of caution: be prepared to barter for any store-bought memories of Tulum. The very popular Mayan site Chichen Itza is located at only 150 km away from Tulum.

Relaxing on the beach is a nice way to end the day at Tulum. Its pristine sands and alluring waters rival those found in Cancun.

Where is Tulum located?

Tulum is located 102 km from Valladolid, just 48 km from Coba and 133 km away from Cancun. See also our Tulum Ruins Travel Guide for more info.

The site is also just 144 km away from another famous Mayan site, the Chichen Itza.

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Where to stay?

We have a complied list about about the best rated hotels in Tulum for different budgets but you can also follow this link to find the best deal and book in advance Booking.com.

Tulum on the map