Other things to do

The Town of Tulum

Tulum has a friendly, laid back atmosphere and is much more compact and welcoming than the larger, more commercial resorts of Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Tulum has one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and is becoming increasingly fashionable as a plethora of celebrities have chosen to holiday here. There are three distinct parts of Tulum – the beach, the Mayan ruins and the town/pueblo, where Underworld is located.

You can experience a host of different activities and tours in addition to the excellent diving and snorkeling here.

Mayan Architecture

Tulum is home to some of the best Mayan ruins in Mexico, located in a stunning location right on the beach. The tallest pyramid in the Yucatan at Coba is less than an hour away and is definitely worth a visit, as well as the most untouched and unvisited ruins at Muyil, only fifteen minutes south of Underworld.

Eco Tourism

Eco-tourism and adventure sports are big here, with a host of activities including jungle tours, zip lining, kayaking, kite surfing and snorkelling. We especially recommend taking a boat trip through the amazing and serene Sian Ka'an Biosphere.

Eating Out

There is a fantastic selection of restaurants in the town and on the beach, with a wide variety of different cuisines from traditional Mayan to modern European, making full use of the wonderfully fresh meat, vegetables and seafood available locally. We are enthusiastic foodies and can recommend a restaurant for every occasion and palate.

Getting Here

You can fly in to Cancun International or Tulum International, and flights are available from most major US hubs and European airports. We recommend skyscanner.net to find the cheapest and most direct flight to get you to Cancun. Tulum is 130km south of Cancun and the transfer takes about two hours.