Discover Tulum

Immerse yourself in a truly authentic experience and discover the Mayan culture prevalent in Tulum, an area that has been inhabited for the past 700 years and was first known as "Zama", also known as the "City of Dawn"! This untouched part of the Mexican Caribbean, located a short drive south from Playa del Carmen, offers its visitors the opportunity to discover magical and uncrowded places such as the ancient ruins of Coba and Tulum. Adventure-seekers will also be able to enjoy activities such as swimming in the crystal-clear waters of the underground caves (cenotes), interaction with nature at the nearby Xel-Ha waterpark and a nearby golf course! But that's not all you'll discover...

Travel into downtown Tulum, a leisurely beach town full of great restaurants, a variety of nightlife and bars, shopping, and other local attractions. While you're staying at Dreams Tulum—be sure to plan a trip into the town!

Authentic Gourmet Eateries

Food aficionados will surely enjoy the different types of options that Tulum has to offer.

Bring the kids along and venture into town for some delicious culinary creations. From local and regional Mexican cusine, to international favorites, there's surely something to satisfy every pallet.

  • Authentic Mexican restaurants and cafes
  • Tapas (Small plates & quick bites)
  • Fresh grilled seafood
  • "BBQ" favorites
  • Vegetarian and vegan cuisine
  • Coffee and smoothie bars
  • Ice cream shops
Bars and Nightlife

Adults can venture into town for a cold beverage at a variety of bars and lounges. Margaritas, mojitos, craft cocktails – you name it, they’ll have it! Here's what you'll get to enjoy:

  • "Happy Hours" with discounted drinks and food
  • Mojito and margarita bars
  • Tequila tastings
  • Bars and lounges on the beach
  • Laid-back bars with live music (open late)
  • Lively nightclubs with dancing and live music or local DJ's (open late)
Shopping and Local Attractions

During the day, go exploring with the whole family.

Moms, you won't have to drag your husbands through this particular town! There's plenty of exciting attractions that will be perfect for everyone. Here's what you'll get to enjoy:

  • Intimate shops with authentic Mexican handicrafts, clothing and jewelry
  • Local public beaches (some are only walking distance from the ruins)
  • Bicycle rentals
  • 18-hole Riviera Maya Golf Course with complimentary green fees offered (nearby)
Upcoming Events and Celebrations

There is always something exciting happening in Tulum. See what's coming up!

Schedule of events for 2015:

  • Cinco de Mayo: May 5
  • Mexico’s Independence Day: September 16
  • Day of the Dead: November 1-2
  • New Year’s Eve Tulum Festival: December 31

Taxi Cost

  • Town of Tulum: $20 USD or 200 pesos
  • Tulum Public Beaches: $27 USD or 356 pesos
  • Tulum Ruins: $15 USD or 150 pesos
  • Xel-Ha: $20 USD or 200 pesos
  • X-Plor: $50 USD or 664 pesos
  • Grand Cenote: $25 USD or 332 pesos

Note: These taxi costs are calculated for a one-way trip, and they apply for up to 4 passengers.

Public Transportation Cost:

  • Town of Tulum: $3 USD per person or 39.5 pesos per person
  • Tulum Ruins: $2 USD per person or 26 pesos per person
  • Xel-Ha: $3 USD per person or 39.5 pesos per person
  • X-Plor: $5 USD per person or 66 pesos per person

Note: Vehicle is a minivan, which picks guests up in front of the hotel gates.

Local Attraction Cost:

  • Tulum Ruins: 50 pesos per person entrance fee*
  • Grand Cenote: $10 USD per person or 132 pesos per person entrance fee**
  • Xel-Ha: Visit Xel-Ha's website for pricing.
  • X-Plor: Visit X-Plor's website for pricing.

*Pesos are only accepted.

**A bathroom, life jackets and snorkeling equipment rental are provided.