It is no coincidence that Mexico, and especially Tulum, is one of the most popular travel destinations in the summer and autumn of 2020. During the summer months of June, July, August and September, the region is especially popular among sufers. In the fall you can expect excellent weather conditions for a relaxed beach holiday in the months of October and November. Close to other holiday paradises such as Cancún, Playa del Carmen and only a few kilometers from the top sights such as Chichen Itza, Coba, the Ruinas de Maya and breathtaking Cenotes in Yucatan, the arguably most worth seeing region of Mexico is best experienced with a personal hired car. With Driveboo you can choose from top selected partners with the best pick-up and drop-off options. Simply compare and book your dream hired car from home.
2011's most beautiful beach of the world
Tulum is a city located directly on the Caribbean coast of the Gulf of Mexico and is about two hours away from Cancún Airport. Tulum is famous for its Ruinas de Maya and is especially popular for day trips from the tourist centers of Cancún and Playa del Carmen. If you are looking for a holiday with Mexican flair, Tulum is the right place! The dream beaches of Tulum are by far not as crowded as the neighboring beaches of the tourist hotspots.
Amazing: 2011 the beach of Tulum, was voted to the most beautiful beach of the world! The beach offers a magnificent sunset.
Ruinas de Maya in Tulum
The most famous attraction in Tulum, which attracts many tourists from all over the world every day, are the Ruinas de Maya. This beautiful Mayan temple complex is located very near to the center of Tulum and is the only Mayan temple complex that was built directly on the water. A visit is most worthwhile in the early morning, thus before the extreme midday heat and the tourist rush from Cancún and Playa del Carmen. After your visit to the Mayan ruins, you and your companion can swim and cool off in the nearby dream beach directly in front of the iconic temples.
Gran Cenote: 10 minutes from the Ruinas de Maya
The Yucatan region where Tulum is located is full of water caves where you can take a swim. The most famous and most visited cenote is the Gran Cenote, which is located between the Ruinas de Maya in Tulum and the Mayan city of Coba. Only a 10-minute car drive separates you from the temple complex in Tulum from this dream cave.
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Coba: Maya-town close to Tulum
Besides the Ruinas de Maya and Chichen Itza, the nearby Mayan city of Coba is highly recommended. Especially comfortable at this place are that the various small temples are protected against the sun by trees. This makes a visit even at midday heat bearable and compared to the Ruinas de Maya in Tulum and Chichen Itza you can even climb the highest pyramid of the temple complex.
Our recommendation: Coba is one of the few activities which you can easily do during the hot midday temperatures!
Even the most famous Mayan temple in the world is easily accessible by hired car from Tulum. In approximately 2 hours from Tulum you can get to the Mayan temple via the road QR00 109. The temple complex is very well maintained and was already awarded as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. For many Mexicans it is still considered the most important cultural heritage of their country. Please visit this place with respect for the Mayan people. The unique architecture of this work of art will fascinate you!
In the following we collected you the most important notes, when it comes to driving in Tulum and Mexico in general:
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