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 like the idea of feeling the wind on your face as you move along, you will find several places that can help. Those wanting to learn more concerning this topic can do so by clicking on this link.



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.

You'll find 12 dive operators and at least 9 good dive sites in the area. For a more thorough discussion of diving in this area check out this page.


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.

Like to fish? Tulum isn't quite overrun with fishing charters, but the area does have plenty of fish. For a better look at fishing in the area read this page.


If your group includes some folks who enjoy shopping they can explore a few of the area's 29 retail shops. Click this link to view our extended discussion of shopping in and around Tulum.


Tulum Maya Ruins

Plan on also spending some time exploring the sights and sounds of daily life in Tulum. Interesting sights include 16 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Navigate to this article which is all about area sightseeing attractions if you want to find additional details.

Information concerning a firm that will provide a guided tour of some of the most enjoyable sites can be seen right below.

Sightseeing Services In Tulum
Name Type Location
Acuatica Tulum Excursions and Sightseeing Service Central Tulum
Alltournative Tours Travel and Tour Operators 8.1 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum
Guides Travel and Tour Operators Central Tulum
Labnaha Cenote Excursions and Sightseeing Service 6.8 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum
Punta Piedra Tours Travel and Tour Operators 2.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum
Tankah Adventure Park Excursions and Sightseeing Service Central Tulum


If exploring a watery world sounds fun you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so during your vacation in Tulum. To learn more about snorkeling opportunities, follow this link.


Relaxing in a spa just might be the highlight of your entire vacation. If a spa visit sounds like fun, you might be happy to discover there's one in the area. To get more information about this specific topic, navigate to this guide, which discusses spas in this area.

Other Activities

The table below lists some details concerning other activities.

Other Activities In Tulum
Name Type Phone Location
Acuatic Tulum Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service (984) 871-2508 Central Tulum
Bikini Bootcamp Fitness Centers and Instructors -- 3.1 mi. South of Central Tulum
Dorado De Playa Maya Snorkeling Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service -- Central Tulum
Dos Ojos Snorkel Cave Snorkeling Tour Operator -- 8.8 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum
Extreme Control Windsurfing Operator -- 5.5 mi. South of Central Tulum
Morph Kiteboarding Watersports Operator -- 3.6 mi. South of Central Tulum
Scuba Tulum Snorkeling Tour Operator (984) 115-2336 Central Tulum
Valatrope Yoga Fitness Centers and Instructors -- 4.1 mi. South of Central Tulum
Xtreme Control Kiteboarding Watersports Operator -- Central Tulum

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