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Popular amenities for Tulum vacation rentals

Stay near Tulum's top sights

Archeological Zone of Tulum - Mayan Port City Ruins973 locals recommend
Chedraui609 locals recommend
Azulik Resort75 locals recommend
Paradise Beach159 locals recommend
Batey Mojito & Guarapo Bar527 locals recommend
Ruinas de Tulum514 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Tulum

  • Total rentals

    11K properties

  • Total number of reviews

    216K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    4.4K properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    3.3K properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    9.7K properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    6.6K properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Tulum

All About Tulum

With towering Mayan ruins standing tall on the skyline, powder-white sandy beaches, shocking blue seas, and swaying palms, the walled city of Tulum is nothing short of breathtaking. Within its fortified walls, you’ll also find delicious restaurants on both the high and low ends of the price spectrum, enchanting underwater limestone caves called cenotes, and a boutique hospitality and wellness scene. All of these vibrant features make this spot on the Caribbean Sea a coveted vacation destination.

Wander amongst Mayan ruins that date back to the 13th century, dine on new-wave Mayan cuisine at world-class restaurants, or amble between beachfront spas. Explore the downtown’s main drag and the Mercado de Tulum, where you may just eat some of the best albondigas (meatballs) and tacos you’ve ever had.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Tulum

Tulum’s climate is warm and mild year-round. It does, however, get rainy for a few months of the year, so if you’re looking for full, almost guaranteed sunshine, avoid going in June, September, and October. The winter months, from January through to March, are usually warm and dry, and see the most visitors, especially around the winter holidays and spring break. For the perfect sweet spot between warm, dry weather, and fewer crowds, aim to visit sometime between the end of October and mid-December.

Tulum plays host to a myriad of cultural festivals all throughout the year — from Carnaval just before Ash Wednesday in February or March to Festival de Cultura del Caribe in May, to Day of The Dead and the Food, Spirits, and Wine Festival in November. For fans of marine animals, a trip here during the late summer months means you’ll be around for the whale sharks and sea turtle hatching season.

Top things to do in Tulum

Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve

Named “Origin of the Sky” by the Mayans, the Sian Ka’an Biosphere reserve is heavenly for nature and animal lovers. Spanning roughly 75 miles of untouched coastline, it’s one of Mexico’s largest protected wildlife areas, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Amongst lagoons, tropical forests, beaches, and palm savannahs, you’ll have the chance to spot animals like manatees, turtles, jaguars, pumas, and an incredible variety of fish and bird species, always from a respectful distance.

Gran Cenote

Gran Cenote may not look like much from the top, but plunge into its depths and an otherworldly experience awaits. A complex of underground caves is linked by sinkholes of icy water, shimmering under beams of sunlight that pierce through between stalactites and stalagmites. Dive in, and you’ll be sharing the water with sea turtles and tiny blind fish — overhead, don’t be surprised to hear the swooping of bats as you swim through the tunnels.

SFER IK contemporary art gallery

Leave your shoes at the door when you enter SFER IK contemporary art gallery, where experiencing the art and architecture is a multi-sensorial experience. The building is as impressive as the art it houses — built with ancient Mayan geometric principles and natural materials indigenous to the Yucatan, being inside feels like wandering around a giant, whimsical, treehouse. Exhibitions highlight both internationally-acclaimed contemporary artists as well as nurture the local talents with residency programs and workshops.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Tulum?

    Tulum has a tropical climate with average temperatures ranging from 70°F to 85°F (21°C to 29°C) year-round. The dry season, from November to April, has fewer rain showers, while the rainy season, from May to October, is humid with occasional afternoon showers.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Tulum?

    Guests in Tulum often explore the Tulum Ruins, take a dip in the Gran Cenote, or relax on Paradise Beach. Another common activity is visiting the artisanal shops and local eateries in Tulum Town.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Tulum?

    The most frequented time to visit Tulum is during the dry season, from November to April. During this time, the Art With Me festival takes place, showcasing local art, music, and sustainable practices.

  • What are the best places to stay in Tulum?

    Aldea Zama is a frequently suggested residential area in Tulum, known for its modern amenities and proximity to the beach. Many guests also enjoy staying in Tulum Town, a vibrant area filled with local shops and eateries, or in the Beach Zone, which is close to the sea and Tulum's famous ruins.

  • What are the best places to visit in Tulum?

    Popular places to visit in Tulum include the Tulum Ruins, an ancient Mayan city overlooking the sea, and the Gran Cenote, known for its clear waters and stunning rock formations. The Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also a favorite spot for nature lovers.

  • What are some hiking trails in Tulum?

    For those interested in hiking, Tulum has the Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, a favorite spot for its jungle trails and wildlife sightings. Another popular choice is the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, with numerous trails that let you explore its rich ecosystems.

  • What are some family activities to do in Tulum?

    Families frequently enjoy visiting the Tulum Ruins, where kids can learn about Mayan history. The Akumal Bay, around 35 km (22 miles) from Tulum, is often suggested for snorkeling with sea turtles. Another engaging option is Xel-Ha Park, a natural water park with numerous family-friendly water activities.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Tulum?

    Guests often take day trips to Coba, an ancient Mayan city just 48 km (30 miles) from Tulum, to explore its vast ruins. You might also consider visiting the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located just 50 km (31 miles) south of Tulum, for a chance to immerse yourself in unique biodiversity.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Tulum?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Tulum. From over 980 house rentals to over 2,730 condo rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Tulum?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 6,550 vacation rentals in Tulum featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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