Tulum Beach

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Francesca Y
London, UK8 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
We came for 5 days at the end of a month travelling around Mexico. I have travelled a couple of times in Mexico and I have never been in a place where it feels like there is such a divide between ‘local’ and ‘tourist’. I felt as though we were being ripped off for everything all the time, which just makes you a bit miserable. Usually find a good way to judge prices is a beer, MXN120 in Tulum when the average in the region is probably 40!
The beach is super beautiful but you’ll be lucky to get a glimpse of it. The hotels take up the whole beach front and the only public access points are about every 1.5km, even though the whole beach is technically public. It’s s really sad state of affairs. Glad I came and made up my own mind that it was rubbish rather than taking someone else’s opinion but really, if you only have one place to visit don’t bother, go to Holbox instead.
Written January 21, 2022
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1984oc
London, UK46 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
We came for 10days to relax and that couldn’t have happened. Firstly it’s really expensive for example three tacos costing usd25. I don’t mind spending money but this is the standard cost everywhere in a poor
Environment. It’s loud, dirty, polluted. Getting taxis everywhere is a nightmare and they try to charge usd60 for a 15min ride. Queuing to take out cash at the bank takes 45min. Roads are terrible and they cause traffic. The tipping system is that the restaurant adds 15% to your bill and the server then asks / pleads with your for more claiming that the service charge on the bill is for the restaurant. Travelling along the beach at night you find yourself stuck in traffic on a
Loud dusty road which smells of the toilets and the generators. Never going again
Written January 9, 2022
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Ruddiger77
38 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
Been to Mexico many times, albeit all at all inclusive resorts. Wanted to try Tulum. Takes 2 plus hours from Cancun airport and a mess to get into the hotel zone on beach road as it’s only one road in and out. So will take a whole days travel just to get to your hotel.

Lots of hotels, beach clubs, bars and restaurants along the road, not easy to walk with traffic and puddles or sewage couldn’t tell. They’re trying to go for a trendy meets hippy vibe but are failing miserably. The bars and beach clubs are overcharging for everything. A Margarita shouldn’t cost $10/$15 in Mexico - sorry not sorry! Most beach clubs all want a minimum spend like $50 plus just to access the beach and chairs/beds etc.

Feels like everyone wants to rip you off here felt way different than any other Mexico trip, perhaps they’re trying to make it all back at once before all the travel restrictions again.

Go for a few days to experience it but nothing special way cooler spots all over the Caribbean and if you do want to go to Mexico stick to an all inclusive. You won’t find any authentic Mexican culture here as the tacos at most spots were just meh.

Lastly, and to reiterate Mexico (Tulum) is not supposed to be this overpriced. They’re charging more here than some of the higher end Caribbean Islands I.e Cayman, Turks and Aruba etc.

Tulum and or Mexico isn’t high end and they shouldn’t try to be something they’re not!
Written December 18, 2021
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cogwollop
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Couples
The lifeguards ban swimming past 10 meters, because of "safety" so that the only way you can go snorkling is through one of their paid tours.. The tours are an over crowded petting zoo. The water is polluted with boat oil and visibility is weak. Tulum in general is great if you're a suburban mom who collects "live laugh love" pillows.. For anyone else.. Overpriced, underdeveloped.. Avoid like the plague
Written October 14, 2021
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Javier M
Hollywood, FL1,231 contributions
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
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
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
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
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, Greece2,741 contributions
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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