5 must do activities in Tulum

From crystalline cenotes to millenary ruins, here we leave for you five unique and different activities to do in Tulum that you cannot miss.


Located in the middle of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve in a unique natural environment, 20 minutes by Tulum car and 2 hours from Cancun, this settlement was one of the first sites inhabited in Mexico.

The archaeological site extends along 38 hectares of jungle full of vegetation and animals. The visit will allow you to learn how the Mayan built this unique place, walk through buildings surrounded by exuberant vegetation and finish at an incredible system of lagoons and channels that leads to the Caribbean Sea.

You can visit the Archaeological Site of Muyil from Monday to Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm (the last access is at 4:30 pm). The entrance has a cost of 70 mxn (plus 65 mxn, in case you want to make the interpretive path).

The area has parking, toilets and rest areas. Keep in mind that there you will not find any place to buy food or drink, so carry everything you need on your own.


Located a few kilometers from the Tulum and Boca Paila National Park, it is one of the less known cenotes in Tulum. This is actually an advantage, since it is very private and peaceful. It is a large and deep cenote where you can relax, dive, kayak and swim.

There is a small dock from where you can jump and enjoy the view of this wonderful natural formation phenomenon.

There are kayaks for rent and since this cenote is more like a lake, so you have much more space to row and even travel a circuit.


Sanará Tulum  is a barefoot hotel that is located 9.5 kilometers from the archaeological site of Tulum and 4 kilometers from the National Park. Selected as one of the 150 best hotels in the world, it is a true haven of relaxation, peace, comfort and hospitality located next to a beautiful beach of turquoise waters. It has only 19 rooms, 10 suites and several villas. In the complex, you can enjoy a world class Wellness Center, yoga area next to the beach, an exquisite conscious kitchen restaurant “The Real Coconut”, garden and author bar. In the environment, activities such as snorkeling, diving, cycling and windsurf can be carried out.


Located at the entrance to the archaeological zone of Tulum, Mystika Immersive is a museum of immersive experience with screens and projections, designed to transfer the viewer to a connection trip with the Mayan cosmology, the most shocking natural sanctuaries in Mexico and spiritual power of horses.

The experience surrounds you with different stimuli that evoke surrealism through fixed photography, films, video and music with perfect harmony between nature and technology. Open from Monday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


The Kaan Luum lagoon is, perhaps, one of the best kept secrets of the Riviera Maya. Far from the tourist areas of the region, it is ideal for those who seek to enjoy contact with nature. To arrive you have to take the Mexico 307 highway that is directed to Felipe Carrillo Puerto and the access will be very close to the Sian Ka’an reserve entrance.

The cenote is 25 meters in diameter and 85 meters deep and various shades in its waters.

It is perfect if you have children, since its waters are quiet and shallow, just 1.50 meters high, ideal for swimming and practicing snorkeling (here you have to take your team). It is important to note that it is forbidden to swim on the cenote of the Kaan Luum lagoon, as it is designated for exclusive use of divers. The best time to visit it is on weekdays, since you will find fewer people.

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