Natural Attractions in Tulum

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Those vacationing in Tulum often pack their days filled with visits to Mayan ruins, but this certainly isn't the only way to spend your time in this town.  There is a huge offering of nature attractions, from mysterious cenotes to a turtle conservation area.

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you hope to spend more of your vacation time outdoors? You might be happy to learn the area has two different nature preserves nearby.

Jungle Place is a nature preserve located 11.6 mi. Northeast of central Tulum. Jungle Place is located near the town of Chemuyil, between Tulum and Playa del Carmen.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near Tulum
Name Type Location
Jungle Place Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 11.6 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum Mexico

Caves

Aktun Chen Cave System

Even though most people visiting the area are drawn by the beautiful coastline, that isn't the only way to experience the area's natural beauty. The one example is Aktun Chen Cave System. It is situated 17.5 mi. North of central Tulum. <p>Located within the Indiana Jones Natural Adventure Park are a number of activities that guests can participate in and lots of wildlife to see. One of the attractions on site is the Aktun Chen Cave system. Formed over five million years ago, visitors can now marvel at the variety of columns, stalagmites, and stalactites</p>

Parks

Visitors can also experience one of the many parks in and around Tulum.

Xunaan Ha Cenote is situated 9.5 mi. Northeast of central Tulum. Located near Dreams Hotel in Puerto Aventuras, the Xunaan Ha Cenote is a popular swimming and diving spot, known for it's underwater cave with waters that float upstream rather than downstream.

The parks available are listed below.

Parks In and Around Tulum
Name Type Location
Manati Cenote Park 5.8 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum
Selvaje Cenote Park 3.9 mi. South of Central Tulum
Vaca Ha Tortugas Cenote Park 3.6 mi. North of Central Tulum
Xunaan Ha Cenote Park 9.5 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum
Yaxmul Cenote Park 7.2 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum

Zoos and Aquariums

Zoos Near Tulum
Name Type Location /th>
X'Cacel Turtle Conservation Area Zoo 11.4 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum Mexico

Land Formations

Another idea is to visit some of the more popular area land formations. Other types of natural attractions in Tulum are provided directly below.

Land Formations In Tulum
Name Type Location
Aktum Cenote Pond 5.8 mi. South of Central Tulum
Aktun Ha Cenote Pond 3.1 mi. North of Central Tulum
El Encanto Cenote Pond 5.6 mi. South of Central Tulum
Gran Cenote Pond Central Tulum
Kaape-Ha Cenote Pond 4.0 mi. South of Central Tulum
Kaape-Ha Cenote Pond 4.0 mi. South of Central Tulum

Luckily, you'll be able to find a nice selection of attraction types available too. For more about other attractions, read this article.

 

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