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Tulum Mexico pros and cons – Crazy sexy fun traveler

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Tulum Mexico is changing into a really well-known vacation spot for a lot of causes: events, spirituality, seaside, ruins, yoga and so on. This text will probably be about Tulum Mexico professionals and cons that will help you resolve if it’s value visiting.


I visited Tulum city in Quintana Roo, Mexico for the primary time in 2014 after which once more a couple of instances in 2022 so I can evaluate its growth. And to be trustworthy, many modifications I noticed there didn’t appear very constructive to me. I did respect some issues, that’s for positive, however not all of them. To look at the opposite issues occurring in Tulum now, which weren’t there again in 2014, was not a cool expertise to me. 



All the pieces on this publish is written from my very own perspective, it’s simply my very own ideas and what I desire and what, quite the opposite, I don’t personally take pleasure in. As a result of we aren’t the identical, you would possibly suppose in another way 😉 Bear that in thoughts, please!


Tulum Mexico indicators






Benefits and downsides of Tulum Mexico

Tulum Mexico professionals

  • Good avenue meals within the metropolis heart.

  • Many eating places with vegan choices. Tulum is meant to be a vegan paradise and being a vegan myself since 2013, I actually loved having so many choices throughout.

  • Some vegan outlets are unfold round city. You’ll be able to simply purchase completely different cruelty-free cosmetics and different vegan merchandise. Slightly costly, however yow will discover them if it is advisable.

  • Tulum Mexico is stuffed with locations the place you may apply yoga


Tulum vegan tacos

Tulum vegan tacos

Tulum Mexico mediterranean vegan meal

Tulum Mexico mediterranean vegan meal


  • Many like-minded people who find themselves into yoga, veganism, spirituality, touring and so on. go to Tulum or stay there

  • You will discover many alternative yoga classes, tantra workshops, temazcal, breath work and different attention-grabbing ceremonies

  • One of many Tulum Mexico professionals is {that a} bunch of concert events happen there. I went to Estas Tonne’s live performance at Ikal lodge on the seaside. It was at Full Moon, with breeze enjoying with my hair and seagulls chirping within the background. Such a magical night time! Nonetheless have goose bumps when eager about it.

  • Unforgettable Mayan ruins might be seen in Tulum as nicely. You’ve two choices close-by: or the favored Tulum ruins near the seaside and downtown. Or the less-known Muyil ruins a couple of km farther from Tulum.

  • The principle avenue Avenida Tulum shouldn’t be too busy which is one thing I favored. It’s rather a lot much less busy than for instance the primary fifth Avenue in Playa del Carmen.


Tulum ruins and beach

Tulum ruins and seaside


  • Tulum Mexico is a really trendy place the place you may really feel like in an enormous metropolis however with a small city charms

  • There’s many good locations to take pictures of/at, e.g. completely different indicators and statues

  • I really beloved all of the beautiful avenue artwork round Tulum downtown.

  • Good sunsets might be seen on the seaside or in downtown.



In my view, each a part of Tulum has one thing good however however I additionally miss one thing else there which I’d actually prefer to have nearer, or cheaper.


Tulum Mexico cons

  • Overpriced. So many issues are getting ridiculously costly, e.g. lodging, meals, occasions… Tulum space is unquestionably the costliest a part of Mexico. To be trustworthy, it’s a disgrace to see how Tulum is changing into NOT budget-friendly in any respect. Many issues in Tulum are much more costly than in Playa del Carmen and Cancun.

  • Typically there’s massive waves within the sea which I’m not a fan of. I desire seashores the place I can go into the ocean to chill down and go for a swim however I don’t take pleasure in doing so in massive waves. I do know that this is likely to be a bonus for a few of you, but it surely’s not for me.

  • Seashores are situated a couple of km away from downtown and it’s a nightmare to get there. The closest public seaside is situated 5 km from Tulum metropolis heart so it is advisable stroll/cycle/take a taxi/automobile/scooter to get to the seaside. There’s at all times an excessive amount of site visitors on the Avenida Coba street which is connecting Tulum downtown with the ocean. And simply part of the street has a sidewalk for pedestrians and cyclists.


Tulum Playa de los pescadores beach

Tulum Playa de los pescadores seaside

sunset walk on the Tulum beach

sundown stroll on the Tulum seaside


  • Not as secure because it was once. Tulum might be harmful, particularly for girls at night time. Sadly, I’ve heard many upsetting tales about individuals getting robbed, and even killed in Tulum Mexico. And sure, it has occurred to vacationers, too. Sadly, Tulum Mexico has develop into a battlefield for drug gangs.

  • Resort zone can get fairly loud within the night and at night time as a consequence of stay music or DJ’s. The identical goes for downtown and the encompassing streets. In the event you don’t like to fall asleep very late, it won’t be a good suggestion to remain within the lodge zone or in Tulum downtown. Higher to guide a room a couple of streets farther from downtown or someplace in Aldea Zama or La Veleta neighborhoods.

  • There’s many “faux non secular individuals” in Tulum who’re completely getting drunk, taking exhausting medication and smoking weed, but nonetheless pretending to be essentially the most non secular of all. Possibly I’m mistaken, however to me spirituality doesn’t go hand in hand with medication, alcohol nor smoking. Shouldn’t spirituality be the other power to addictions? Truthfully, I didn’t take pleasure in this power in Tulum in any respect. 


trash in Tulum

trash in Tulum


  • Typically, the Tulum public seashores usually are not clear sufficient. There’s an excessive amount of sargassum (seaweed) and likewise garbage (due to individuals who can’t behave). Once I visited in February 2022, the seaweed scenario was nonetheless bearable. But it surely received worse within the following months. I used to be informed that the summer season of 2021 individuals couldn’t even get into the ocean as a result of seaweed was completely in every single place. Sadly, the identical factor occurs on different Riviera Maya seashores, too (e.g. Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Akumal and so on.). An excessive amount of seaweed in sure months makes it disagreeable to spend time on the seaside. Each strolling alongside the seaside and swimming within the sea might be difficult with a great deal of seaweed round. After some time the seaweed begins to odor unhealthy, which makes it much less pleasing, too.


Tulum Playa Paraiso beach

Tulum Playa Paraiso seaside


  • the primary public seaside Playa Paraiso is overcrowded. You’ll be able to stroll a bit additional to Playa de los Pescadores (Fishermen’s seaside) which has much less individuals however extra boats, and thus it’s not so nice for swimming. Even additional is the Santa Fe seaside which is the closest seaside to the Tulum ruins. Once I visited the Tulum ruins again in 2014, you may stroll from the ruins on to the Santa Fe seaside. Nevertheless, going from the Tulum ruins all the way down to the seaside was not allowed within the first half of 2022 any extra.

  • Typically talking, public seashores in Tulum are often full of individuals. The seaside again in 2014 was superb, only a few individuals, quite clear, good sea… Not a lot is left from that any extra. I imply the ocean continues to be fairly and fairly clear, however the seaside itself shouldn’t be my cup of tea any extra. But, I’ve to confess that many individuals are wanting precisely for that vibe that it’s there now. Music in every single place, loud individuals, ingesting, smoking and so on. I’ve to be open and say that I am going to the seaside to chill out, and to not spend time in noise. I’d go to a bar or a disco if I needed that. 


Tulum beach waves

Tulum seaside waves


  • In the event you’d prefer to keep away from public seashores in Tulum, you may achieve this going to the lodge zone. The seashores there are undoubtedly much less crowded, however it is advisable pay. It’s inconceivable to even get near the seaside with out paying entry price to a bar/restaurant or lodge. That’s one thing I’m not a fan of… particularly as a result of formally, all seashores in Mexico must be open to the general public.
  • There have been many avenue canine round downtown and on the general public seashores. I really do love animals, however I by no means know what to anticipate from wild avenue canine so I attempt to keep away from them when potential.

  • If it’s raining, the downtown streets get flooded making it tough to stroll by way of.

  • Taxi drives attempt to rip you off cash, particularly whenever you don’t converse Spanish, you journey alone otherwise you want a taxi at night time.

  • The power of Tulum can get very darkish, so people who find themselves extremely wise to power can really feel drained, unhappy and have a headache whereas in Tulum. There’s very robust twin power seen and felt in Tulum (darkish vs mild). On the identical time it’s a spot the place issues can manifest quicker. I’ve heard that these Mayan lands settle for individuals with good coronary heart and trustworthy intentions, however on the identical time your karma will probably be paid in a short time there. Undecided what’s true about that, however I did really feel the darkish power there rather a lot.


crowded Tulum ruins

crowded Tulum ruins







Right here’s a few of my Instagram pictures from Laguna Kaan Luum near Tulum:




Have you ever been to Tulum already? If sure, do you agree with what I mentioned? In the event you haven’t visited Tulum but, do you suppose you’d prefer it there after studying my article? Please share your ideas within the feedback under.

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