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  • Samina Batyrova

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Visiting Tulum

Updated: Dec 2, 2022

During my trip to Mexico in October 2021, I fell in love with Tulum's chic boho vibe. But this destination is popular for a reason. Here are 7 things I wish I knew before visiting Tulum:


1️⃣ Tulum’s more expensive than you’d expect


Most things you see will have a higher price tag than most other Mexican destinations. The meals are equivalent to what you would pay in the States or Canada, the taxis are the most expensive you’ll pay for in the country.



2️⃣ Vegan Paradise


Tulum has an incredible amount of vegan and vegetarian food available everywhere you turn: from smoothie bowls to vegan sushi to vegetarian tacos



3️⃣ Beach road is awful


If you do rent a bike or scooter, be careful of potholes and of mud spraying up on your outfit.



4️⃣ Traffic problem


It takes longer than you think to get to Tulum. When traffic is bad, it can easily take over 2 hours to get from the airport to your hotel in Tulum.



5️⃣ Tulum is the ultimate playground for the adventure-seeking tourist.


There are endless things to do in the area, both in the sea and on land, including: diving, cenotes, jungle tours, Mayan ruins, ziplining, and so much more.



6️⃣ Tulum is a town of two faces.


One is the boho-chic, eco-friendly, pura vida kind of vibe. The other is more of a EDM, hardcore party vibe.



7️⃣ Tulum has next-level boutiques and stores.


There are endless shops with really trendy clothes, beautiful handmade items, and unique pieces you can’t find anywhere else.




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