Located only ten minutes from the enchanting Tulum ruins and just five minutes from downtown Tulum, it’s easy to immerse yourself in the prevalent Mayan culture during your stay at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa. Surrounded by jungle, the best beaches in Mexico and surreal cenotes, there are many natural and ancient wonders to discover.
Downtown Tulum offers an authentic, trendy and relaxed atmosphere just a 5 minute drive from the resort. Here, you’ll find markets selling handicrafts from local artisans, chic but laid back restaurants, and bars serving tasty tequila and mezcal concoctions. Take a stroll or rent a bike and explore this beautiful, bohemian seaside town!
Cenotes (meaning “sacred well” in Mayan) are beautiful and naturally occurring underground swimming holes. Tour four different cenotes named after the four elements – Fire, Earth, Water, and Air. The bright and clear turquoise pools are mineral-rich. There are thousands of cenotes in the Yucatan peninsula, but two notable and breathtaking cenotes near Dreams Tulum are Dos Ojos and Ik Kil.
Just an hour drive away, discover the cozy, colonial city of Valladolid. Located in the Yucatan peninsula, this cultural gem has an authentic feel and embodies its Mayan roots from the sweet and spicy cuisine to the language heard on its historic streets. Quiet and charming, retreat to Valladolid for the day and grab a traditional bite from a street vendor, shop at the markets and take in the 16th century architecture.
Chichen Itza was the center of pilgrimage for the ancient Maya for over 1,000 years. One of the New 7 Wonders of the World, Chichén Itzá was one of the largest Maya cities. The site features pyramids, temples, Mesoamerican ball courts, glyphs and cenotes. Bring the whole family for a fun day of exploration.
Built alongside the Xcaret Mayan ruins, everyone in the family will love exploring this beachfront eco-archaeological park with its combination of natural history and cultural attractions. Guests can swim with the dolphins, find indigenous animals, watch theater shows, and so much more!