• Snow Colbeck

What To Do in Tulum

Updated: Jan 5

There are an endless amount of experiences and sites to discover just outside your doorstep in Tulum, Mexico.

Here are some of our favorite recommendations:

Yoga, spa treatments, diving, snorkelling, kite surfing, SUP, kayaking, biking, art exploration, photography, and shopping are within a few minutes' walk of Mahayana.

You can rent gear, go with a tour company or explore on your own. We are happy to make arrangements or recommendations so you can experience the best of the area.

This area is blessed with incredible cenotes and ancient Mayan ruins. A visit to a local cenote and a ruin is not to be missed. Our concierge team can arrange for private sound healing and yoga in a cenote for a fully immersive healing and rejuvenating experience.

The Tulum Ruins are less than 15 mins away - go early to enjoy the ruins in the morning light when it is not hot or busy, and bring a swimsuit to dip in the sea when you have done your exploring.

But if you feel like venturing a bit further.....

The Coba ruins and cenotes are a great day trip. Small artisan towns dot the road to the Coba ruins 45 mins inland from Tulum. For a minimal cost you can rent a rustic bicycle and cruise around the national park and learn about the history of the Mayan people. You can even climb to the top of the largest ruin and enjoy the 360-degree views.

Close to the ruins are three stunning cenotes protected and managed by the local town - stopping at one for a quick refresh is a must after the ruins.

Slightly further inland is the sweet cultural town of Valladolid. The town is built around a public cenote called Ik Balam and the town has gorgeous colonial architecture. Combined with the Coba ruins, it is a perfect day trip for lunch and a walk to explore the scenic streets, visit small boutiques and tour the old convent. Definitely bring your camera to capture the bright colours and beautiful sites.

Please ask if you would like a local guide to show you around.

We work with Boutique Tours Mexico. They offer excellent experiences and support the local community.

You can book directly on their site, or we can do it for you!

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