Tulum Beach

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Javier M
Hollywood, FL1,230 contributions
Nice
Sep 2021 • Couples
We love Tulum. Unfortunately this year the beach was not good, last year it was beautiful and perfect. A local did recommended us a place called Caleta Tanka, it is located 20 minutes from the Zona Hotelera, the beach here was clean and cristal clear (posted a picture in this review), and the drinks and food were much more affordable/economical. Keep in mind that Tulum Beach (Zona Hotelera) is extremely expensive, the dollars compare to the Mexican Pesos don’t go far. Prices are like being in the USA, and normally when you go to a Latin American country your Dollars are strong, not here. I assume that their profits are extremely high due that they pay their expenses/overhead in Mexican Pesos but charge like in Dollars. If you go out to Tulum Town, out of the Zona Hotelera the prices of food and drinks go down a lot, big time.
We will visit Tulum again for sure. Hopefully next year the beach will be beautiful again.
Written September 6, 2021
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schawat
Amsterdam, The Netherlands41 contributions
Highly polluted, over crowded mass tourism spot.
Jul 2021 • Friends
Tulum is way overcroweded with mass tourism. It is very polluted. Terrible quality of the air.

Constant heavy trafic. Very noisy and stressful. The beach is very small and mostly occupied by private restaurants. Renting a beach chair will cost 20usd per person without a sun umbrella.

Drug dealers are around the beach area and even on the beach!! Local drug cartels are also very active in this city...

To be avoided except if you are spending time locked down in a gated resort hidden from the outside world...
Written July 20, 2021
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Cole S
2 contributions
Gross
Jul 2021 • Couples
The water is not suitable for swimming. The seaweed stained water is foul and gross. The water is sludge and disgusting. It literally looks like oil. Not the beach I saw online.
Written July 15, 2021
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gagarin450
Vienna, Austria10 contributions
Not Worth the money
May 2021 • Couples
Lot could be done better. Generally the hotel is in a good part right on the beach. That iis super but that is what other hotels do too. The rooms are nice but not luxurious. No idea why there is no fridge?? Breakfast o tonvtubbut you have to choose out of 2 menues No extras. Now to the other weaknesses.
Bicicles for rent in a Bad condition. 3 guys taking care of the bikes nonrepairs??!??
All communication is through whats app anoying no phone in the room. That would be ok but this Kind of communication leads to Lot of misunderstanding like in my case. No taxi organized etc.

In mexico covid Tests are free in the hotels. Not here. Even the toll us itvis for free it wasnt. 70 $ each. The Front Desk manager refused to offer us any help on that. Considering test outside Costs 35 Dollars.

In total the hotel should work on its service and specially on the key Account.
Written May 18, 2021
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Euzeree
3 contributions
Paradise destroyed
Mar 2021 • Family
The se problem we have here as in Parasio beach. There are many shady characters who wish to sell you everything seedy under the sun. Left a real bad taste.
Written April 25, 2021
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Flitz8-A foodie travels
Athens, Greece2,680 contributions
Beautiful but crowded beach
Feb 2021 • Solo
This beach is beautiful with sand and blue waves but there is too much crowds, too popular, too many beach clubs etc
Written February 26, 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia9,575 contributions
Nice, but Paradise's better
Dec 2020
Tulum beach stretches around the hotel zone in Tulum. It's kind a Cancun or PDC hotel zone, but on a smaller scale. Contrary, to that hotels here are on a much more expensive scale. I couldn't believe the prices here when booking our vacation, so we decided to stay in PDC, and made a day excursion here.
The beach is nice, free to everyone, even in front of the hotels. However, there're many beach vendors so I much more liked the Paraiso beach.
Written January 25, 2021
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Max N
Phuket, Thailand8 contributions
One big scam!
Dec 2020
If you are 20 something with money, then you may enjoy this place. Otherwise, stay away from Tulum and visit Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Here is a brief summary for Tulum: Overpriced restaurants with average food at best. My group actually got sick at Arca. When you go to the restroom, you will get offers for drugs and prostitutes. Main Hotel strip is a dirt road, filled with huge pot holes and no sidewalk. Everyone is trying to scam you for $, Taxis will ask for whatever amount they feel like, just to see if you will agree. Parking is non existent, and when you pay for it, the attendant plays dumb trying not to give you change from a $20 USD bill.
Written December 22, 2020
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL2,698 contributions
Attractive Beach
Jan 2020
Beautiful white sand beach (Playa Pescadores) can be seen from the archeological ruins of Tulum where the cliffs overlook the beach. There is a set of stairs that take you down to the beach if you are in the mood for a quick dip or just want to put your toes in that soft sand! It was quite busy the day we were there (High season in January).
Written December 16, 2020
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Bruno B
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP10 contributions
Amazing place
Nov 2020 • Friends
Amazing beach. Clean water. No waves. Beautiful view of el Castillo of the Mayan ruins.

But in all Mexican attractions there are a thousand vendors trying to push cheap things for a very high price. They are really pushy and annoying. I tried to buy a umbrella to protect me from the sun in a small street vendor who was charging four times the price I saw in the supermarket. Outrageous!
The waiters, room keepers, drivers, bell boys are really pushy when it comes to tipping (“propina” as they say).
In the airport be careful when getting a taxi. There is no Uber and there is no regular taxi there. Just the ones with “different pre arranged prices” (twice or three times of what they charge outside). I had a really bad experience trying to get out of the airport. They tried to overcharge me, then I decided to talk to a taxi driver which was delivering some people, so that he take me back downtown when he was traveling back on his only route. The guy didn’t even talked to me, because he was afraid of the airport taxi people.
Apparently in Mexico they prefer to take advantage of the tourists instead of taking advantage of the tourism itself. I don’t recommend to anyone visit Mexico, unless you are extremely patient and don’t mind being charged two or three times the value of the purchased item.
If you like beautiful beaches and nature, go to Thailand instead. It will be cheaper and more pleasant, I am sure.
Written November 20, 2020
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