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Located on the Caribbean coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Tulum is the stuff that dreams are made of. As well as its soft, sandy beaches, tropical sun and clear waters, Tulum is home to a complex of well-preserved Mayan ruins, allowing you to indulge in a little culture as you top up your tan.
Book your flights to Tulum today and you could be relaxing on the resort’s tropical sands before you know it.
Peak tourist season in Tulum runs from mid-December to March. Warm temperatures and clear skies make this popular time of year perfect for both sun bathing and sight seeing. As a result, hotels are often busy and bargain flights to Tulum, Mexico can be harder to find.
Between April and June the temperatures really start to climb. Although the hot weather can make sightseeing uncomfortable, the thinner crowds should make it easier for you to find a great deal on your flights and accommodation.
The hurricane season in the Yucatan runs from July to October. If you’re flying to Tulum at this time of year, you’ll find great deals on airfares and hotels but you’ll need to be prepared for stormy weather.
With regular flights linking Tulum to destinations across the US, finding a great deal on your trip should be simple. Book your airfare using Orbitz, and bagging a bargain will be even easier.
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Optimal flights to Tulum from US airports include:
Most passengers traveling to Tulum fly to Cancun International. A lot of the major hotels and resorts in Tulum offer shuttle services from the airport and private transfers and taxis are also available. Travel time depends on traffic but it should take you around two hours to reach your destination. Regular flights depart from Cancun to destinations across the US and to cities around the world.
Another option is to fly to Cozumel International. Although this involves taking a ferry to the mainland, it’s a very picturesque way to start your holiday.
A good choice of airlines offer regular services between Tulum and the US. These include:
Taxis in Tulum are cheap and plentiful. There are fixed rates from Tulum Pueblo to the beach and within the town itself. You can also catch one of the many collectivos that link Tulum with the surrounding area.
Cycling is becoming increasingly popular in Tulum and bikes are available to hire from several places around town. Make sure you wear a helmet when cycling and try to avoid cycling after dark as potholes can be harder to spot. Cycle to the beach or get out and explore the local area on two wheels.
If you can tear yourself away from the pristine beach, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy in Tulum. The town’s main attraction is its complex of Mayan ruins. One of the best-preserved Mayan coastal sites, the ruins occupy a dramatic position overlooking the bright blue Caribbean Sea.
If you still haven’t got your fill of Mayan culture, visit the nearby Coba ruins. Although not as well preserved as those in Tulum, the site is home to El Castillo, a towering structure that offers fantastic views of the surrounding area.
As well as historic sights, the area is also home to a number of natural attractions. Visit one of the many cenotes found in the local area and explore the beautiful beaches that dot the coast around the resort.
US citizens don’t need a visa to travel to Tulum but you will need to carry a valid passport to enter Mexico. Tulum operates on Eastern Standard Time.
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