Playa del Carmen Day Trip to Tulum

EASY 5 reviews

Playa del Carmen Day Trip to Tulum is a 76.0 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, birding, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
76 km
ELEVATION GAIN
180 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

nature trips

scenic driving

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Visit Mayan ruins, swim in the mystical Mayan cenotes and more on your day trip to Tulum. Although some tourists decide to holiday at the growing number of eco-friendly and sustainable properties in Tulum, most still make the destination a day trip from Playa del Carmen. The top reason people take the trip is to explore the coastal ruins. The Mayan ruins of Tulum are unlike any other in Mexico as they include stunning views of the turquoise water from the cliffside. And although the site might get crowded in the middle of day with visitors, much of Tulum is free from crowds. Tulum's town center has grown through the years, but the main strip really just provides a few shops, tour offices, and cafes. Most tourists don't spend much time here except for the bus station. On this tour you will head to famous ruins, swim a cenote (an ancient Mayan freshwater sink hole), and take in lunch on the coast. It also highlights the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.

scenic driving
7 months ago

Just did this drive and tour of the ruins 4/28/17. The drive from Playacar, which is where we stayed, was easy. 4 lane road the whole way. Rented a car and did our own thing that day. Tulum was awesome right on the coast. We hopped on the shuttle they have from the village area where you park to the ruins. Saves having to walk about a half mile each way in the heat and humidity. Doesn't take long to do the walk around the ruins, but be prepared for lots of people. Crowded to the max. Did not go to gran cenote though. Planned on it but ran out of time. This is a great day trip if you're in Playa. Worth doing for sure.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

unbelievable. Do it. The water is so beautiful and the ruins are stunninh

scenic driving
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Amazing ruins to hike through, Stunning Ocean color, Fun shops. Long day driving there and back especially if you ferry over from Cozumel

hiking
4 months ago

scenic driving
Monday, August 29, 2016