Here are five top places to visit in Tulum, Mexico – if you ever find yourself there. This Tulum guide will help you in planning your next trip to Mexico.
1. SFER IK Museum
It will be odd not to start my list with the SFER IK museum. Now, picture a combination of architecture, art, and nature? Yes, that’s what this museum is about – a perfect combination of all three; so irrespective of your preference, you get served to your full. You know it is worth it when I have a blog post dedicated to this spot; you can read all about it HERE.
2. Coco Tulum Beach
As I stepped on this beach, my face lit up. White sandy beaches have a place in my heart but I also loved that this beach was nicely decorated with beautiful swing sets, hammocks, lounge chairs and tables facing the turquoise-colored water. After spending time playing in the water with my friends, allowing the waves to hit our body, we proceeded to the very ‘instargammable’ swings. It is an awesome place to people-watch too. It was amusing to see ladies force their partners to take 2000 pictures posing with the swings; of course, we took turns to take our pictures too HAHA. We then sat on the comfy beds, relaxed and had some drinks. The drinks were not overly expensive, which I loved. I recommend you getting there pretty early as it fills up quickly.
I loved the environment and felt super serene, a perfect hangout hub for you and your girlfriends.
3. Tulum Ruins
I always like to sneak in a few historical places on my trips. I will recommend visiting Tulum Ruins for an enriching experience rich in history. The Tulum ruins are on a rocky cliff; overlooking the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
You are guaranteed to get your dose of history while enjoying this scenic location.
P.S – I recommend bringing water to stay hydrated as there was barely any shaded area. Once you are in, there are no spots to purchase water. Also, do not forget your hat and sunscreen.
I can not get over how friggin’ adorable Matcha Mama is!!! This roadside spot is the place for matcha lattes, coconut ice cream, and smoothie bowls. Although it’s small, all of the details at Matcha Mama were well thought out. They have swings for seats, tropical hand-painted patterns all over, and a surfboard out front.
It is a perfect stop on your way out or for a quick break in your busy day.
5. Gran Cenote
You can’t take a Tulum vacation and not check out a cenote. Go as early as you can; it gets crowded pretty quickly. You have to shower to be allowed to swim. The water of Gran Cenote is crystal clear and you get to share the water with small fish and turtles. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing swim, a lovely place to relax or a great snorkelling experience, Gran Cenote in Mexico should be on your itinerary.
P.S – If you don’t like bats, don’t swim through the cave at Gran Cenote.
Your tulum guide will be incomplete without these five places.
- SFER IK Museum
- Coco Tulum Beach
- Tulum Ruins
- Matcha mama
- Gran Cenote
It will be worth your experience and leave you reminiscing about it long after you’re back in your home country. Trust me; I will know this. HAHA
Have you visited Mexico? Were any of these places on your itinerary or, which one would you love to experience the most? Come chat with me in the comment section.