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 exploring a new environment with the wind in your face, there are several rental agencies that can help make it happen. Follow this link to check out our page dedicated to bike and scooter rentals.


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.

You'll find 12 dive operators and at least 9 interesting dive sites in the area. For more in-depth coverage of scuba diving in this area click here.


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.

Hoping to spend some time with a rod in your hand? Tulum isn't overloaded with fishing operators, but there's one charter operators to know about. To reach our detailed guide to deep sea fishing, use this link.


If you're a golf fanatic you should know that Tulum isn't exactly overrun with golf greens. However, the area does have a course. The only course in the area is Riviera Maya Golf Club. To read about other golfing throughout Riviera Maya, follow this link.



If you are traveling with some people who enjoy exploring new shops they can explore some of the 29 retail shops in the area. If you'd like to read more about shopping in and around Tulum, you can do so here.


Tulum Maya Ruins

Plan on also spending some time exploring the sights, sounds and culture of Tulum. The area has 16 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Those wanting to find more details concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so by following this link.

Look through this table for a list of a firm that will direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights.

Sightseeing Services In Tulum
Name Type Phone 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 (984) 129-3040 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 you enjoy underwater beauty you're in luck -- you'll have the chance while vacationing in Tulum. To read a more detailed discussion of snorkeling, see this page, about snorkeling possibilities.


Indulging in a trip to the spa just might be the highlight of your entire vacation. If a spa visit sounds like fun, you might be happy to learn the area has one. Use this link to view our page about this topic.

Other Activities

Morph Kiteboarding

Be sure to look at this table for more options. for information concerning one other option. for more options.

Other Activities In Tulum
Name Type Location
Bikini Bootcamp Fitness Centers and Instructors 3.1 mi. South 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
Valatrope Yoga Fitness Centers and Instructors 4.1 mi. South of Central Tulum
Xtreme Control Kiteboarding Watersports Operator Central Tulum

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