The eco-chic beach town of Tulum,Mexico,is making serious waves among some of the world’s top news organizations,including ABC,Fox News and Newsday. This growing vacation spot and expat destination lies just south of Cancun and Playa del Carmen,but it might as well be worlds away for the type of experience it gives visitors,locals and expats alike.
“Despite its proximity to Cancun and its fellow neighbor Playa del Carmen,Tulum is not for the same spring break crowd,” writes ABC. “Tulum is luxury,but the luxury here is nature and the beach.”
Despite the town’s signature bohemian vibe,Tulum real estate is swiftly growing in popularity and now is always the best time to buy. At just 90 miles south of the international airport in Cancun,access to Tulum is fast and easy,thanks to a new highway. In addition,another international airport is currently in the works for Tulum,which will only heighten its visibility on the world stage.
“Tulum is pretty laid-back and chill and most of the people who live here,work here,who have property here,want to keep it that way to a certain extent,” writes Fox News.
According to Newsday,the town of Tulum can actually be divided into three separate parts; namely the town itself,the seaside Mayan ruins and the beach. The town is situated along the highway,just a few minutes from the beach and the ruins. Today,the population is around 30,000,with everything centered around an open plaza that resembles a town square,as is customary among traditional Latin American pueblos. In Tulum,there are plenty of shops,street vendors,hotels and restaurants to choose from and those that are situated downtown are generally much more affordable than those that are found along the beach.
“Tulum may be best-known for its ancient Mayan ruins,which attract a steady stream of day-trippers,cruise passengers and tour buses,” writes Newsday. “Tulum the beach [stretches] for roughly six miles and is lined with cabanas,eco-chic hotels,fancy restaurants and yoga spots,but it’s less developed than some of Mexico’s other resort areas,where the view of the beach often includes high-rise hotels.”
The bottom line? Tulum is an excellent choice for anyone who is looking for something other than the glitz and glam of Cancun,although that city also has plenty of charm. When you come,prepare to spend most of your time at the beach,which Travel + Leisure magazine called one of the most beautiful in the entire world.