Tulum’s Beaches

Follow the shore that starts in the archeological zone and delight in its velvety, smooth sand.

Explore the coastline that begins at the archeological site and discover the stretches of smooth sand. Tulum’s beaches top the list of its attractions. With warm turquoise waters and powdery soft sand stretching on for miles, they are perfect for sunbathing, relaxing, reading, and taking a dip in the waves. 

We recommend starting with the beach running alongside the ruins; to access it, you will need to pay the archeological site’s entrance fee. The beach starts just after the ruins, providing a spectacular view of turquoise water spreading out before some of the site’s pre-Hispanic structures.

tulum's beaches

Enjoy Tulum’s Beaches

In addition to the renowned beach seen in most photos of Tulum, there are other excellent options for the sand and surf. This Riviera Maya destination boasts 16 miles of beaches, including those in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, where you can stroll along pristine shores. 

One popular Tulum beach is Playa Paraíso, with white sand, quiet, crystal-clearwater, and the iconic leaning palm tree featured in countless images, a symbol of the location. This beach stretches from the archeological site to the end of the hotel zone.

tulum's beaches
Photo: José Guerrero

Other beaches not to be missed include Akumal, Xcacel, and Bahía Príncipe, known for their white sand and turtle conservation efforts. Papaya Playa is ideal for snorkeling near the nearby reef. You can also try various water sports like kayaking, paddleboarding, and even windsurfing. Marvel at the beauty of Tulum’s beaches on your next getaway! 

Enjoy the Caribbean with its turquoise hues and crystal-clear waters washing over fine white sand. It is a one-of-a-kind, idyllic setting you deserve to experience soon—start planning your trip now!




Playa Ruinas, Zona Hotelera Tulum, Tulum, Q.R., México

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