Tulum is one of the best places to visit in Mexico. This small town in the middle of the jungle has duplicated its population in the last ten years. It is popular for a good reason: rent a bicycle and in 10 minutes you will be around amazing Mayan ruins, right on the coast. Cycle for five minutes more and enjoy a fantastic Caribbean beach. After the sunset, get back to town and have a few drinks at the alternative music bars.
If you don’t mind cycling to get to the beach, it is very easy to find budget hostels with a hippie atmosphere in Tulum town, as well as airbnb apartments. There also more options to eat out and a big supermarket, staying at the beach could be a bit boring! And you will miss out the local street art.
If you get tired of Tulum, find the cheap colectivo taxis to Akumal and in 30 minutes you will be ready to enjoy one of the best snorkeling experiences in the Caribbean. Judge yourself: