Mayan Beach, Tulum

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#5 of 17 in Beaches in Riviera Maya
Combine historical exploration with seaside recreation at Mayan Beach, an area of sandy and rocky coastline that includes a set of Mayan ruins. On top of a rocky bluff, find the ruined walls of the old town, overlooking the beach and the Caribbean Sea. Head down the steps to get to the sand and the water, and relax under the watchful eye of the ancient town's fortifications. The rocky bluff, dotted with palms and shrubs, completes the picture-perfect scene. Use our Tulum trip planner to visit Mayan Beach on your trip to Tulum, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This beach is really something! The sand is white as on postcards and the water is cristal clear. We didn´t swim because the beach where SUPER-crowded, but we enjoyed the view. We went there at 12 and...  more »
  • This is one of the beaches between Playa Paraiso (near the hotels area) and Playa Santa Fe (near the Ruins of Tulum) and even though is lovely and opens quite early (it seems that the access never clo...  more »
  • If I was building a temple and castle, I would build it here! Beautiful place. Few tips - go early - we parked on the coast road (which is not a through road despite google maps directions!- it has ba...  more »

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Where to stay in Tulum

Most accommodations in Tulum make the most of the region's scenic coastline, offering sea views and easy beach access along the coastal Route 15. This area, known as the Hotel Zone, includes everything from basic, budget-friendly "cabanas" (beach shacks) to large-scale beach resorts. For proximity to the town's famous Mayan ruins, stay at the northern end of this coastal stretch. If you want easier access to amenities and ongoing connections, look to the township itself, located a short drive from the beach.
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