Check out a tourist map of Tulum. A good itinerary planning is one that has traced the best hotel regions of the destination, areas for shopping there, beach locations etc. So be sure to read this article and stay on top of it all in our complete tour guide. Have a good time!
After reading this article, check out our tips about how to save a lot of money on your trip to Tulum. It is the most accessed article on our blog and will help you a lot with all the trip planning. There are several unmissable tips that will save you A LOT of cash and set up your entire trip to Tulum.
Tourist region of Tulum hotels
To start this article, nothing better than starting it by covering the regions with the largest number of hotels in Tulum. The first of them, for example, is Tulum Pueblo, a little further away from the beaches, with comfortable accommodation at good prices and complete infrastructure (energy, telephone, etc). Another is the Beira-Mar Zone; with a 15 km stretch of beach, rustic hotels and less infrastructure (but most resorts and hotels have generators).
Shopping region in Tulum
As many already know, Tulum is a more peaceful city, for those who want to relax in the middle of nature. With that, it is not possible to find so many shopping centers there for you to do your shopping, as is Cancun, for example. However, we still suggest that you choose the central region to enjoy this activity on your itinerary. In the center of Tulum, it will be possible to come across several craft shops, tents selling clothes, bags and shoes and fairs full of articles and souvenirs. If you want a souvenir or gift, that’s where you’ll find it.
Regions of restaurants in Tulum
In addition to wonderful hotels, Tulum is a city that is home to great dining establishments. There, you will have no problem enjoying a quality lunch and/or dinner, as good and high standard restaurants are found in different regions. On most beaches, for example, there are several on the shore. But, for those who want from the most sophisticated to the most traditional, the golden suggestion is: GO TO THE CENTER OF TULUM!
Planning tips for Tulum
1) Try to take most of your money there in Mexican pesos. Many establishments, attractions and tours do not accept credit cards, so having a good amount of cash is essential to have no problems.
2) Reserve an “extra” box for tips throughout your trip. Throughout Mexico, the action of “giving the famous kickbacks” is very common. Plan yourself on this and go with the financial budget for this issue.
3) Research about the climate and temperature in Tulum and organize your suitcase according to the season you go there.
4) To enter Mexico, you don’t need a tourist visa or anything. However, pay attention to the essential documents: passport, ID, driver’s license and credit card.
How to use your cell phone in Tulum
Being able to use the Internet from your cell phone in Tulum is very worthwhile. The tourist attractions, restaurants, shopping malls and beaches have great applications. In addition, you save by not having to rent a GPS for the car with the rental company, you can search the addresses and times of the places, see the weather forecast to plan for the tours and beaches, stay connected with everyone through applications and post your photos of Tulum on social networks.
If you want, see all our tips to use your cell phone in Tulum. It’s super cheap and you’ll be able to use your cell phone all day and anywhere. And, you can also search all about tourist map of Tulum for when you’re there.
Important tips to enjoy much more your trip to Tulum
Now that we have given you all the tips about tourist map of Tulum, here are some more suggestions that will make your trip even better. Tulum is not a very big city, but its tourist spots and beaches are concentrated in some regions, so being well located makes all the difference. If you haven’t already booked your hotel, be sure to check out our article Where to stay in Tulum, with tips from the best regions and also how to get a great hotel at a great price (and find all inclusive hotels and resorts on sale).
Another good tip is that many people think it is not worthwhile to rent a car in Tulum, but it all depends on how your trip will be. If you are staying at the hotel every day, it really is not worth it. But, if you are going on tours, want to go to shopping malls and tourist spots, they are all a little bit apart and the car is great for getting around.
Even in the hotel zone that has everything there, the distance between the points is great, and without the car you need to take a taxi or public bus. With the car, you have more comfort and freedom, not to mention the economy, because with the value of the transport that you will spend from the airport to the hotel and vice versa, you have already paid the rent of a car for almost 5 days. If you want to know all the tips on the subject and how to get incredible prices, see our full article about how to rent a car in Tulum.
Where to buy the cheapest tickets for tours and tourist attractions in Tulum
A good suggestion to save money is to buy tickets, tours and excursions in advance online. It costs a lot less and you don’t waste time in lines there in Tulum. We have done a lot of research and the site that always has the best prices is this Tulum tickets website. They are the biggest tours tickets website in the world.
The unmissable tours that cannot be left out of your trip in any way are: the excursion to Isla Mujeres, excursion to X-Caret or Xel-Há (two incredible natural parks), the Coco Bongo party and the excursion to Chichén Itzá, which is one of the seven wonders of the world. It also has the swim with dolphins which is incredible. Virtually all tours pick you up at your hotel and drop you back there.
Don’t forget about travel insurance to Tulum
Another tip is to not forget to take international travel insurance to Tulum, as it is very important and no one should leave the country without one. If you want, read our article about travel insurance for Tulum and see tips on how to get good insurance at an incredible price. It is super cheap and very worth it.