Are you looking for any information about Tulum boat and ruin tours? Well, you’ve come to the right place as we will give you the best up to date information about the area.
Tulum, a vibrant resort town on Mexico’s Caribbean coast is a world-famous complex blend of Mayan ruins, white sand, and azure beaches which makes up a hundred percent amazing destination for every tourist that wants to visit the area.
When visiting Tulum, we highly recommend a day trip to the ruins, which is also an archaeological site. This ancient marvel stands out from the other ruins through its prime location right next to a private beach, and it is well known as the only Mayan city built on the coast. So there’s plenty of things to see and do while in the area.
Entrance fee usually goes for less than $5, which is much cheaper than its neighbor Chichen Itza. To get to Tulum from Cancun, travel time is usually 2 to 3 hours via public transportation.
The ruins in Tulum are also much less crowded compared to Chichen Itza. So, taking your picture-perfect selfie will be a breeze. Plus, in just five minutes, you can reach the city of Tulum, where there are plenty of restaurants, bars, and cafes, to find the best authentic Mexican cuisine.
Fishing enthusiasts will definitely be more than thrilled to discover that there’s plenty to catch in the azure Caribbean waters. Not only is it good for scuba diving, snorkeling, sunbathing to get that perfect tan, Tulum is also a perfect destination for angling your next big catch!
What Tulum is famous for though is fishing in beautiful crystal clear flats for barracudas, bonefish, snappers, tarpon and many more! You can be guaranteed a catch in Ascension Bay and Bocapaila flats.
What is it like to go snorkeling in Tulum? It surely is wonderful, exciting, interesting and exhilarating! Read on for more information about snorkeling in different locales in Tulum.
No worries about transportation as you can find boats, buses and more local transport that will take you on a snorkeling tour. Renting your very own private yacht will be the best option, letting you admire the Tulum ruins from the sea and then take you to an area where you can snorkel and see turtles, stingrays and plenty of different marine life.
Snorkeling a Cenote
One activity that you must do whenever you’re around the area is snorkel in a cenote. For those of you who do not know what a cenote is, it is a nature-made sinkhole from the collapse of a limestone bedrock which in turn exposes groundwater underneath it. So imagine yourself transported to the ancient times where people swim in these majestic pools, some were even used by the ancient Maya for sacrificial offerings.
The best destinations for these are:
For your regular snorkeling destinations, where most tourists truly have their grand adventure
- Gran Cenote – located around five kilometers west of Tulum, you can explore the cave system that lies within the municipality of Tulum. Recent discoveries (2018) makes this underwater cave system to be the world’s largest.
- Dos Ojos – located in the Municipality of Tulum, it contains the deepest known cave passage in Quintana Roo at around 120 meters.
- Sian Ka’an Reserve – established as a UNESCO World Heritage Site last 1987, you can stop by a massive reef to snorkel and have the most amazing time!
- Xel-Ha Eco-park – is one of the most popular tourist destinations, snorkel down the river of mangroves, cenotes, clear blue waters where you can see the fishes, turtles dolphins, and even stingrays!
Adventurous Cenotes and Diving:
- Cenote de las Calaveras – aptly named as Cenote of the skulls, where almost 130 well-preserved skeletons are found there aged from about 200AD.
- Snorkel with Whale Sharks – although it is only from June to mid-September, swimming with these massive creatures will be one experience you shouldn’t pass up.
Isla Mujeres – Want to see a real-life art installation under the sea? Then, you have to pencil in a visit to Isla Mujeres. This underwater art can be found on Cancún Underwater Museum, was created by English sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor.