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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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    Swim at the Ruins

    by windsorgirl Written Oct 4, 2003

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    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.

    beach below the ruins, Tulum
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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

    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

    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

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

    Tulum-Ocean view

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    Walk to the Lighthouse

    by windsorgirl Written Oct 4, 2003

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    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.

    Tulum Beach, lighthouse in distance
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    Tulum Beach

    by windsorgirl Written Oct 4, 2003

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    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.

    Tulum Beach from the lighthouse
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    Just relax

    by whitneyone Written Aug 3, 2005

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    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

    Ahhhhhh
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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

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

    Tulum beach

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