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Carretera Tulum, Boca Paila, Tulum, Quintana Roo, 77780, Mexico

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Camping in VW bus in Tulum ?are there beaches/campsites?

by hapicampr

I have a few months free this winter and was thinking of driving from Colorado to Tulum or somewhere in that region.

I would value opinions and stories from others who have driven and stayed for some period in the area and please recommend places to stay or ways to find a place to camp for a couple/few months.

I have torn cartilage in my knee (recent accident) and I want to swimm and snorkel to rehab it this winter.

Re: Camping in VW bus in Tulum ?are there beaches/campsites?

by ViajesdelMundo

Have you had a look at the Members here on VT who list Tulum? (insert Tulum, Mexico in the 'SEARCH' box toward the top right of the page and see who is listed. Very possibly no one has actually done the RV thing.

So I Googled RVing to Tulum and these are a couple sites which come up, and they also suggest some specific books, which would probably be a good 'investment': http://www.peoplesguide.com/mexico/camping/
http://www.go-mexico.net/Tulum/Camping/
http://www.rvtravel.com/blog/mexico/2007/06/best-times-to-rv-in-mexico.html

I live toward the end of the Baja Peninsula, and there is a lot more info about RVing down here, as it is quite popular.

Travel Tips for Tulum

The wall

by Lady_Disdain

Tulum, in the Maya language, means the Wall and is a reference to the wall that surronds the site on three sides (the fourth side is defined by the sea and the cliffs).

The wall is about 2 meters thick and originally had 5 gateways, resembling small tunnels (only one is used today). Even though it is impressive, the wall was not a defensive fortification, but rather a ceremonial separation of the religious and political center from the everyday city outside of it (wich cannot be seen today).

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN

by LoriPori

As you are leaving the square and heading towards the ruins, on your right there were three young men in ceremonial dress. Their costumes were absolutely beautiful especially the head-gear. Many people were attracted to them and had their picture taken. There was no posted charge but they did have a "Tips" jar. It would make a nice souvenir of your visit to Tulum.

Bring just the basics

by bdwoot

We got by with a big one for me and a small one for the wife, as well as two carry ons. Sneaks, water sandals like Tivas, bathing suit, t-shirts, one pair of jeans, broad-brimmed hat. Expect everything to get wet and never dry out until you get home. DEET (esp. from July to early January), sunscreen by the ton, floss, toothpaste, benadryl to aid sleep and in case you are allergic to something, tums and whatever hangover cure you prefer. Nothing you can't carry with you all the time. Leaving it in the room while you at the beach just ain't smart. If you are in a basic cabana on the beach that lacks electricity, a rechargeable Coleman lantern that you recharge during the day comes in really handy. Our snake light really helped too.

Gran Cenote

by twoinluv

The only road westbound out of Tulum leads you to the Gran Cenote. It is less than five minutes west of Tulum. It cost of around $2 -$3 per person to get into the cenote. The water was warm, perhaps 20 - 40 feet deep, full of fish and plant life. It turns into a cave, and scuba divers often go back and explore the cave. But for snorkelers it is a little piece of heaven. No current, not crowded, and plenty to look at.

Plan on spending an hour or two here. There is a very primitive bathroom / changing room. Ask any taxi driver, and he'll be able to get you there. If you are traveling by car, keep a careful watch out for the small sign that leads you to this cenote.

Tulum from Playa del Carmen by bus

by Dabs

There are also buses that go to Tulum from Playa del Carmen but they leave less frequently than the colectivos and are slightly more expensive. I think the fare was 29 pesos per person each way. The bus station was on 5th Avenue near Juarez.

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