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Sea and Beaches Tulum (Quintana Roo)

Tulum is wonderful. And romantic. Really. It´s a long and wide sand beach with few rocks in it, palm trees and azure water. Instead of big hotels you will find small resorts with only few “cabaňas“ (bungalows). But hey nothing for losers (80 - 250 USD/night). These “cabaňas“ have bamboo walls, design bathrooms, huge windows or terraces with sea view and white crispy sheets over the beds with mosquito nets.  
All the Tulum beach resorts are into ecology which for you means that in the evening there will be only candlelight (except for some resorts) and you can forget about sweet water shower. The water they use is from a nearby cenote and therefore kind of salty.

The Tulum town has plenty of restaurants, cafés and shops but is separeted from the beach by a wide jungle strip (almost 5 km wide) and there is only one road leading to the beach area. You can get a cab or rent a bike (about 100 pesos/day).
What here:
You must try scuba or snorkeling in cenotes! You can also see the Tulum pyramids (real close, get a cab to drive you there or a minibus which you can catch on the main road from Tulum town to Cancun) or Cobá pyramids. And if you have an entire day, you must go to Xel-ha. Xel-ha is a kind of Caribboland for small and big. Natural beautiful bay with many atractions (entrance fee is about 80 USD including many buffets).

Where to stay:
Cheap you can find only in Tulum Town (far from the beach). There are simple hotels or hostels starting at 30 USD.

If you want to stay at the beach (80 - 250 USD), here are some resorts I can recommend: Los Lirios (beautiful and great for people who are not big fans of beatles and such :) since it has concrete wals. Electricity 24 hours and clean water!!! I can book this one for you with a discount.), Hemingway Romantic Eco Resort (kind of luxuriously rustic and very romantic) or Coco Tulum (one of the newest and cheaper cabaňas, but with shared bathrooms).


How to get here: Get an airplane to Cancun. Then, right at the airport there are ADO buses that go to Playa del Carmen where you change for Tulum. The bus ride takes about 2 hours. No need to reserve tickets, buses leave every 30 minutes or so. Or you can take a bus from the airport to Cancun city terminal, from there there are direct connections to Tulum.