our tulum guide
What you should do in Tulum.
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, snorkeling, kite surfing, SUP, kayaking, biking, 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 are not to be missed!
The Tulum Ruins are less then 20 mins away - go early for the best experience!
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 $5 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.
Please ask if you would like a local guide to show you around.
What you should eat in Tulum.
There is a flourishing culinary scene along the beach. With so many fresh ingredients and talented chefs, local restaurants are able to offer a variety of yummy foods and cocktails. There are incredible options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner within a few minutes of the property.
Some of our favorites include:
Tulum is also host to talented musicians
Zamas, La Zebra + Batey (in town) are great places to hear live music.