Activities in Tulum

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Most famous for the ruins of of a Pre-Colombian Mayan walled-city, Tulum is a top destination in Mexico among tourists hoping to discover the mystery of a culture that long ago abandoned so many important structures.  There is a certain power that tourists report feeling as they participate in sightseeing tours of this particular town.

When you need a moment of modernity, there are plenty of other activities to keep you busy in this quiet town.  Snorkeling is a great way to discover experience local sealife, while cenote scuba diving is a new adventure for experienced divers to explore, and booking a day at a local spa – usually at a seaside resort – is a great way to harness all of the powerful energy that Tulum exudes and put it to good use healing your spirit, mind, and body.

Bike and Scooter Rental

The active spirt in Tulum makes for some great opportunities for guests looking to do some biking. Taking to the trails for an exciting day, or a peaceful day exploring the city; both options are available around Tulum.

If you are intrigued by the idea of seeing the sights at a slower pace, there are two businesses that can help make it happen. For more details about bike and scooter rentals, see this page.


Tulum Diving

Diving in Tulum, the city of ancient wonders, is known primarily for cenote divng. This is fitting, since these cave-like dives were onced the Maya people for rituals and recreation.

There are 12 dive operators and at least 9 interesting dive sites to choose from. Take advantage of this extended discussion dedicated to diving opportunities in this area if you want to get more specifics.


While fishermen in Tulum will be able to find a few charters to take them out to sea, most of the fishing in the area focus on shore fishing.

If your group enjoys fishing you might be happy to know there are several charter fishing services located in this area. For a more thorough discussion of fishing in the area go to this page.


If you or a traveling companion like to play golf you probably realize Tulum isn't exactly flooded with golf greens. However, there is one course in the area. The only course in the area is Riviera Maya Golf Club. To visit our complete page about golf courses throughout Riviera Maya, visit this page.



If there are some shopping aficionados in your group, they can while away some time exploring some of the area's 12 retail stores. To read our full guide to shopping in and around Tulum, use this link.


Tulum Maya Ruins

Also plan on spending some time experiencing the sights and sounds of daily life in Tulum. Sights in the area include 16 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors Click here to read our page about area sightseeing and attractions.

Details concerning a firm that will provide a guided tour of some of the most enjoyable sites can be found here:

Sightseeing Services In And Around Tulum
Name Type Phone Location
Acuatica Tulum Excursions and Sightseeing Service -- Central Tulum
Alltournative Tours Travel and Tour Operators (877) 437-4990 8.1 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum
Cesiak (Centro Ecologico Sian Ka'an) Travel and Tour Operators -- 8.4 mi. South of Central Tulum
Jungle Jim's Atv Tour Excursions and Sightseeing Service -- 15.6 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum
Labnaha Cenote Excursions and Sightseeing Service (984) 129-3040 6.8 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve Excursions and Sightseeing Service (984) 141-4245 8.8 mi. South of Central Tulum
Tankah Adventure Park Excursions and Sightseeing Service -- Central Tulum


If spending some time snorkeling sounds like fun you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so during your vacation in Tulum. To navigate to our full guide to local snorkeling opportunities, go to this page.


Indulging in a trip to the spa could be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. If a spa visit sounds like fun, you might be happy to discover there are two in this area. Take advantage of this extended discussion regarding spas in the area if you'd like to discover more details.

Other Activities

Extreme Control Adventures

Details concerning some other activities are summarized in the following chart.

Other Activities In And Around Tulum
Name Type Phone Location
Bikini Bootcamp Fitness Centers and Instructors -- 3.1 mi. South of Central Tulum
Extreme Control Adventures Watersports Operator (984) 745-4555 Central Tulum
Morph Kiteboarding Watersports Operator (984) 114-9524 3.6 mi. South of Central Tulum
Xel-Ha Eco Park Amusement/Theme Park -- 10.0 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum

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