If this will be your first trip to Tulum, Mexico, congratulations! You will find Tulum to be a wonderful vacation destination that offers a wide variety of options for every visitor and vacationer. Tulum as a destination is very different from other coastal cities located in the Riviera Maya. The Mayan influence that the city still honors and supports sets Tulum apart from Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Cancun and Puerto Morelos.
Many people email us asking for travel tips and suggestions before they arrive to Tulum in hopes to find that gem, that private place, that jewel that will make their vacation easy, interesting and memorable.
With or without our suggestions, know that you have found the jewel, the private place and the gem of the Riviera Maya coastline. The diversity that Tulum offers as a vacation destination is wonderous, with visitors finding exactly what they are seeking on their perfect vacation.
Tulum tip for new visitors – Sustainability
If there is one tip that we can offer new visitors to the area we would say prepare and purchase sustainable products for your vacation. Tulum is surrounded by a very delicate eco-system and most businesses respect and preserve the environment to ensure that Tulum remains as a sustainable location with diverse things to do and see.
Preparation for your Tulum vacation would be purchasing the following:
1. Biodegradable sun screen and suntan lotions
2. Eco-friendly mosquito spray just in case
3. Environmentally friendly shampoos and conditioners (your accommodations may supply so inquire)
The town of Tulum sits between cenotes, fresh water systems, and ocean. To the south there are miles of lagoons that house migrating birds and indigenous plants, animals and fish. Part of what makes Tulum special, magical and beautiful is this natural environment that sustains plants, people and animals. Preservation of this delicate eco-systems is our priority and we like to think it a priority for visitors as well.
Tulum stores have these items for purchase, but during the busy seasons, local vendors can not always keep up with the demand for these products. Additionally, we would love for people to know in advance that the greatest contribution you can make to the area and the planet is to purchase your products before you arrive and know the products that are best. Who needs to buy sun tan lotion twice? No one. It is easier to buy these items when planning for your Tulum vacation then try and source out the products once you see the need for these environmental saving solutions.
Keep Tulum a magical place through awareness, respect and planning
Tulum vacation activities involve the ocean, lagoons, cenotes, beaches and jungle. Whether you are relaxing on the beach or coming for an adventure vacation in the Sian Kaan or scuba diving in the cenotes, protecting the environment is all of our priorities. Beachfront villas take great measures to use sustainable building practices that provide guests with comfort and luxury. Local tours ensure that the environment is protected while people explore the area. Help us to preserve the area with this simple Tulum travel tip!