Tulum is a small town in the state of Quintana Roo on the Yucatán Peninsula and is located about 130 kilometers south of Cancún.

A big attractions is the unique Maya ruins, the only temple ruin found along a coastline, beautiful set overlooking the Caribbean Ocean. But what attracts even more to Tulum is the cozy Cabanas along long stretches of white beach. Mind you, the hotels along the beach is quite a distance from the town and unless you don’t mind a really long walk, perhaps with your heavy luggage, you will need a taxi.

Getting around Tulum

There are two different places to get a taxis in town, one of which is at the bus station in the town center. If you need a taxi while at your cabana, ask the staff to call for a taxi. As often in Mexico it’s a good idea to negotiate price for the ride in before getting in the car.


The crime rate is fairly low. Burglary in cars, however, is relatively common, especially around shopping centers or stores. In tourist areas, you are as a tourist usually fairly safe, but should always be observant. Never leave any valuables on the beach when you go for a swim.

Beautiful Tulum beach, Mexico

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