...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".
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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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).
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
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