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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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    Swim at the Ruins

    by windsorgirl Written Oct 4, 2003

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    beach below the ruins, Tulum

    When you go to see the Tulum Ruins, remember to pack your bathing suit and towel. Arrive early in the morning to do your sightseeing and photography but take a break at the beach when the ruins become too crowded and the sun too hot.

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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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    Tulum Beach

    by tim07 Updated Jun 9, 2012
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    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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    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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    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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    by leffe3 Updated Mar 30, 2006
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    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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    Tulum-ocean view

    by Dabs Written Dec 11, 2003

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    Tulum-Ocean view

    I can see why the Mayans built their city here, look at the fabulous view. Imagine how much this would cost in California! ;-)

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    Tulum-beach

    by Dabs Updated Feb 28, 2005

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    Tulum-beach

    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!

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    Walk to the Lighthouse

    by windsorgirl Written Oct 4, 2003

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    Tulum Beach, lighthouse in distance

    From the Cabanas Sante Fe, it is a short walk uphill to a nearby lighthouse. From here you will have a nice view back to the beach.

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    Tulum Beach

    by windsorgirl Written Oct 4, 2003

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    Tulum Beach from the lighthouse

    There is a very large white sand beach about 1km south of the Tulum ruins. Here you will find inexpensive cabana accomodations and beach side caravan camping as well.

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    Just relax

    by whitneyone Written Aug 3, 2005

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    Ahhhhhh

    Since there is not a lot to "do" on the beaches.
    Do what the beaches were created for you to do Relax.
    It's a magical area

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    Beaches in Paradise

    by ermintrude_moo Written Jul 18, 2008

    Miles of talcum powder white sandy beach with turquoise waves lapping at the shore. This, my amigos, is paradise!

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    The Beach

    by catkin Written Apr 4, 2004
    Tulum beach

    The beach area of Tulum has been used in several films including a James Bond although I cannot recall which.

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