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    The Beach!

    by Kaspian Updated Jan 25, 2012

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    Tulum - Beach (2007)
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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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    The wooden stairway that leads to the Playa.

    by Waalewiener Written Feb 18, 2005

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    Wooden Stairway

    This is a great looking an very well build wooden stairway to the beach below .
    It is well worth going down to see this beach or even stay there for the day .
    If looking at the the Ruinas get you tired ,well this is the place to go .
    I hope you brought a bathing suit towel & sunblock.
    Yes you do need a bathing suit.

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    After going down Stairway you will see this Beach

    by Waalewiener Written Feb 18, 2005

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    Beach & people

    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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    The large beach near the ruins

    by Maria_75 Written Nov 10, 2004

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    El Castillo seen from the beach

    There is a bigger beach between El Castillo and Templo del mar. It's a bit tricky to get to this beach so there are not so many tourists here. You can either climb down the mountainside, or you can go swimming or climbing over the rocks from the small beach.

    It's really not so difficult to get there, and it's worth it just to escape the crowds. You also have an incredible view up to the castle from here. Unfortunately they were building some stairs from behind El Castillo and down to the big beach when I was there. So then this beach will not be as quiet anymore.

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    Beaches of Tulum

    by Maria_75 Written Nov 10, 2004

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    Beautiful beaches

    I think I could write a whole book about how incredible beautiful the beaches of Tulum is. They are really paradisebeaches. Kilometres and kilometres of long white beaches, and the crystalclear turquise water. It's so beautiful, and there are not so many tourists so you can find a place all to yourself.

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    The beach

    by micas_pt Updated Oct 27, 2003

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    The mayan ruins are just by the sea, the fabulous Caribbean Sea. The water has an emerald color i have never seen in other beaches, ... When visiting the Tulum ruins make sure you take your bathing suit as there is sandy beach (somewhat crowded) where you can relax for a while. When i visited Tulum it was rather hot and after walking around the ruins a nice bath on that beach feels so good and refreshing.

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    The beach in Papaya Playa

    by Maria_75 Written Nov 10, 2004

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    You don't have to fight for a place

    More beaches... The beach in Papaya Playa is great. It stretches out a long way, and you can find your own place without being too close to anyone else on the beach.

    All of the cabañas are next to the beach, so in the morning you can just wake up, roll out of bed and down to the beach.

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    Beautiful turquise and warm sea

    by Maria_75 Written Nov 10, 2004

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    Relax in the sea

    Take a swim in the ocean! It's really nice and warm, and most of the time very calm. Unless you get caught in a small storm where the currents can get quite strong and the waves very high. But most of the time it is perfect to just float and swim around in the sea.

    If you snorkel it's really not so much to see close to the beach. The coral reef is situated out in the sea and there are many tour operators and hotels that arrange different trips.

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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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    Explore the area

    by Maria_75 Written Nov 10, 2004

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    Take a walk along the beach and explore the area. Sometimes you might have to climb some rocks or walk on some cliffs, but it is a great journey. You have magnificent views of the surrounding jungle, and of course the sea and the beach.

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    TULUM BEACH

    by Jawnuta Written Jan 5, 2008

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    Jawnuta & Santo in TULUM - Xmass 2007
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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