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    Tulum-beach

    by Dabs Updated Dec 15, 2014

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    Heading south from the Temple of the Wind God, there is a small beach where the water looked quite inviting. If you are enjoying a leisurely day, bring along your swimsuit and go for a dip! I'm pretty sure access to the beach is free, since they are only charging $6USD to visit the ruins, security at the site doesn't seem all that high of a priority

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    Beaches at Tulum

    by blueskyjohn Updated Apr 21, 2014

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    When visiting the Tulum ruins, there are two beaches. A small to the north of El Castillo and a larger one to the south of El Castillo.

    The small beach to the north was the only access to the ocean years ago. Now, this beach is closed due to endangered Green Sea Turtles nesting. However the beach to the south is open and is easily access by stairs that lead from the ruin's complex to the beach.

    The beach is clean and the water is a beautiful turquoise color.

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    Tulum Beach

    by tim07 Updated Jun 9, 2012

    When I visited the ruins the beach area between the Temple of the Wind and El Castillo was closed to the public. However below El Castillo there is a stretch of beach accessible via a wooden staircase. The beach was obviously crowded, but the setting is stunning and it was fun to take a dip in the Caribbean Sea after exploring the ruins.

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    The Beach!

    by Kaspian Updated Jan 25, 2012

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    ...And I don't mean that tiny little thing at the Tulum Ruins. I mean the real deal--7 kms of white sand as fine as icing sugar that sticks to your skin and neon-blue water so clear and clean it tastes almost as sweet as it does salty on your lips. Hands-down the nicest beach I've ever hung out on. This is a must see! Thinking back later about the Tulum beach will bring tears to your eyes.
    Walk down the coastal road beside the ruins about 20 minutes until you come to the entrances to the cabana beach properties on the left, "El Mirador" is one of the first ones you'll see. Descend to the beach from here and admire the great view from atop. You can access the beach by walking through any of the cabana places.
    If you visit the ruins and don't go that extra one kilometre to see this, you will have missed the real Tulum.
    Bonus Tip: "Diamante K", the fourth set of cabanas, was the Mexican "pit-stop" on the first season of "the Amazing Race".

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    Swim in the Carribean

    by SJTravel Written Aug 9, 2010

    You can't come to Tulum without swimming in the Carribean. There are many hotels and accomodations right on the water, but even if you are staying in town, catch a ride to the beach. The beach is absolutely beautiful and peaceful. It is big enough for you to have privacy and yet crowded enough not to feel like you are the only ones there. You may have to walk a bit further to have more space, but there are parts of the beach for everyone. The water is so warm and lovely. It is quite salty, but just keep your mouth and eyes shut.

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    Beach

    by dila Written Aug 5, 2008

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    From Playa Condesa (has only rocks) i went left on the beach.
    Here were some sunbeds with parasols. Had to pay for it later forgot how much.
    It was at the front of an restaurant La vita e Bella Beach Club

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    Experience a Sunrise in Tulum!!!

    by wilocrek Updated Aug 2, 2008

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    For those of us who simply have no chance of making it to heaven be sure to at least catch a slice of heaven by experiencing a sunrise on the beaches of Tulum. Its a sight that will inspire awe and appreciation for the wonder of nature. Watch as the sun peeks up over the ocean in the horizon and sends a beam of light skipping across the water until it meets up with the sand. Watch the entire beach become bathed in soft light that can only be seen during that time of the day. Its a sunrise that cannot be sufficiently described and simply must be seen in person. If your staying in a cabana in Tulum set your alarm for sunrise....you won't be disappointed!

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    Sand Castle Heaven

    by wilocrek Written Jun 21, 2008

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    There are many things to do in Tulum but perhaps the most pleasing thing to do is the most simplistic....building sand castles...or sand pyramids. The sand on the beaches of Tulum is perfect for building a masterpiece out of sand and with the cool breeze and the ocean as your backdrop its also the perfect setting. So if your bringing your kids be sure to bring some shovels and buckets or if your just bringing yourself, find it in your heart to bring back out the child inside and play in the sand for awhile. Remember Tulum is not a party town, its a place to kick back and relax!

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    Take a swim

    by Lady_Disdain Updated Jan 15, 2008

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    Not only is Tulum's location by the seaside visually stunning, it also makes it a perfect bathing spot.

    After a long walk in the ruins under the sun (not that I had very much of that, as the pictures show!), go down the wooden staircase to the beach. Beautiful, clear water and warm sands make it a nice place to relax.

    As you enjoy the sea, remember that this beach was one of the reasons for the existence of Tulum. Trading ships would port here, bringing merchandise from Central America or from around the Peninsula. These goods would then be taken inland to Cobá and other cities on the white roads (sac-be).

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    TULUM BEACH

    by Jawnuta Written Jan 5, 2008

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    TULUM BEACH is really worth going to.
    Bring your towel.

    You have to climb down few flights of stairs, but they stairs are in good condition ( wooden staircase) and the crowd is moving.
    The beach is small but there is a space for you.
    TULUM RUINS are in the open air (and sun). After 30 min you will be extremely hot. It is nice to plunge into the Ocean for a minute to cool down yourself.

    If you are not planning on bathing, get to the beach anyway. It is nice to take the picture from the beach perspective.

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    Beach Bumming!

    by wilocrek Written Dec 28, 2007

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    Visiting the beaches of Tulum is like stepping into the screensaver of a beach paradise that all your coworkers have on their computers. The beaches of Tulum are a true paradise, from the soft white sand to the clear blue waters, there is nothing more relaxing than beach bumming in Tulum! Bring your snorkeling gear as you can snorkel in the water right from the beach. The sand is not tilled by machines like the beaches at the upscale resorts so don't expect the sandbox feel. Be sure to bring heavy towels as the wind blows hard enough to relocate you towel while your swimming. Don't forget to walk the beach at night as there are no lights on the Tulum beaches at night so everything is illuminated by the moon and stars. Its like walking inside of a dream!

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    by leffe3 Updated Mar 30, 2006

    Staying in Tulum is as much about incorporating the beach as it is a trip to visit the ruins. The coast south (the Zona Hotelera) is fairly well developed as far as tourist infrastructure but is about discretion! Tulum has not tried in any shape or form to be a mini Cancun. It is more about cabanas style than concrete blocks. And as this bit of coast is a series of rocky coves and small bays, the hotels tend to merge with the landscape (with one or two notable exceptions - but even these are not concrete monstrosities).
    White sands, azure seas and as it is fairly rocky, not bad for snorkelling.

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    swim at the beach at the Tulum ruins

    by cherylll Written Jan 27, 2006

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    If you should have the chance to visite the ruins at Tulum, make the time to swim at the beach. It is one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen and swam in. Access to the beach is down the wooden steps, you can't miss it.

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    swim at the beach at the Tulum ruins

    by cherylll Written Jan 27, 2006

    If you should have the chance to visite the ruins at Tulum, make the time to swim at the beach. It is one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen and swam in. Access to the beach is down the wooden steps, you can't miss it.

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    After going down Stairway you will see this Beach

    by Waalewiener Written Feb 18, 2005

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    Yes this is the Beach you will see when you go that wooden stairway ,a beautiful beach .
    No you won't be alone on this beach ,it was pretty crowded when we were there .
    There are plenty more beaches other then this one .Haveeeeeee Funnnnnn

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