Location: Federal Highway 307 Chetumal–Puerto Juárez, Tulum, Quintana Roo, México. 128 kilometers south of Cancun and 64 km from Playa del Carmen.
How to get there: From Cancun and Playa del Carmen, go south on Federal Highway 307. ADO, Mayab y OCC bus routes have various schedules going from Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Chetumal.
Visiting time required: Half a day.
Visiting hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tulúm at Night: 8 and 9 p.m.
Entry fee: $ 51.00 MXN (pesos). Tulum at night: $170.00 MXN
Guided Tours: There are tour guides within Tulúm certified by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) or by the Secretary of Tourism * Travel agencies offer guided tours including transportation from Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
Where to eat: El Tabano, on Beach Road, Tulum * Dolci Sapori, on Calle Centauro, Tulum * Hechizo, at the Sian Ka’an Biosphere entry.
Suggestions for shopping: The handicraft market at the entrance to the archaeological zone *The Shop in the archaeological zone.
What to take: Sun block * Insect repellent * comfortable shoes * sunglasses * a hat
* Light-colored, lightweight clothes * bathing suit * bottled water * camera * video camera (you will need to pay a small fee for a video recording permit upon entry)
Don’t miss: The Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve on the outskirts of Tulúm Xel-Ha, in Tulúm’s surrounding area Playa del Carmen’s La Quinta Avenida, near Tulúm.