We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tulum & Akumal Questions...

In cooperation with: Visit Mexico
Which Tulum hotels are on sale?
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
See hotels
Chicago
posts: 23
reviews: 1
Tulum & Akumal Questions...

Hello,

I am travelling to Playa Del Carmen in a couple of weeks and am hoping to visit the Tulum ruins, Talum beach and Akumal Beach while I'm there. We will be renting a car and driving down there from Playa Del Carmen. I had a couple of questions that I was hoping someone could help answer.

What the cost is for the ruins, also is it in pesos or dollars?

What would be the best time to visit the ruins?

Is there a particular day that would be less busy than others?

Is there a tourist shop area around Tulum and what is it like?

Would you suggest visiting Akumal beach on the same day?

Can Akumal beach become busy, is there a time that would be best to visit Akumal?

Thank you for your assistance.

22 replies to this topic
Leeds, United...
posts: 741
reviews: 30
11. Re: Tulum & Akumal Questions...

Is there a beach at Coba? We had considered Tulum for the ruins and beach. But if Coba has a beach...

Big D
Destination Expert
for Tulum, Dallas
posts: 11,000
reviews: 6
12. Re: Tulum & Akumal Questions...

Coba is almost an hour inland. No beach.

And just an FYI. We went to Yalku in July. Got there around 3. Only about 10 people in the entire lagoon. Wonder if we got there as the group tours left. Nice and peaceful for 2 hours. Closes at 5.

New Jersey
Destination Expert
for Tulum
posts: 4,563
reviews: 22
13. Re: Tulum & Akumal Questions...

Wow Pepper, that's great to know. So maybe get to Akumal Bay early in the a.m., linger over lunch, maybe hit La Buena Vida and Half Moon Bay for a bit, then head up to Yalku? I'll try that next time.

Big D
Destination Expert
for Tulum, Dallas
posts: 11,000
reviews: 6
14. Re: Tulum & Akumal Questions...

And back to LBV for happy hour - starts at 5pm!! Lol!! Half price drinks and beers!!

liverpool
posts: 2,771
reviews: 86
15. Re: Tulum & Akumal Questions...

akumal and tulum are both worth visiting for sure . also the jungle palace monkey sanctuary is great .

shopping if it is for clothes , or just tourist tat , we found a cheaper bigger seelction in PDC

when you visit tulum ruins take your swimwear its next to a great beach

have you considered coba , where you can climb a pyramid ? i put some great pics on my blog of this www.tharobster.wordpress.com . it doesnt take long to get there seeing as you have your car . simple journey too . enjoy

Lexington, Kentucky
posts: 943
reviews: 30
16. Re: Tulum & Akumal Questions...

@ Cedercrest (or anyone else that knows) - Did you drive a rental vehicle to Tulum and Gran cenote or did you hire a driver? Is it safe to leave some belongings in your car while at these excursions such as beach gear (nothing valuable of course).

Secondly, how far approx. is The Catalonia Royal Tulum from the Tulum ruins?

Thank you.

Portland, OR
posts: 135
reviews: 2
17. Re: Tulum & Akumal Questions...

We've always rented cars & yes, leaving your gear in the trunk is just as safe as it is at home (meaning never 100% safe). CRT is about 25 minutes north of Tulum, it's on the south end of Puerto Aventuras @ Xpu Ha beach (one of my favorites...beautiful!)

Lexington, Kentucky
posts: 943
reviews: 30
18. Re: Tulum & Akumal Questions...

Thank you. I agree, that beach looks gorgeous.

Vancouver
Destination Expert
for Akumal, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Puerto Morelos
posts: 27,225
19. Re: Tulum & Akumal Questions...

try my golf cart tour of Akumal

Rent a golf cart near the white entrance arches to Akumal for $20 US for 4 hrs

Goto Yal-Ku and spend a few hours snorkeling

Back to La Buena Vida for lunch and drinks

Return the golf cart and spend the rest of the day in Akumal

liverpool
posts: 2,771
reviews: 86
20. Re: Tulum & Akumal Questions...

ha , excellent !

<golf cart tour of Akumal>

Reply to: Tulum & Akumal Questions...
Get notified by e-mail when a reply is posted