Top Things to Do in Tulum

For a quick tropical vacation and escape from the cold, my friend Tina and I visited Tulum, Mexico.  In this crazy COVID world, it is remarkably easy to get to Mexico.  No COVID test is required.  It is actually harder to return to your own country!  Though the Mexico resorts coordinate onsite COVID testing to facilitate an easy return as well.

Generally, when I go to Mexico, I fly directly into Cozumel to go diving, but with my non-diver friend we decided on the mainland as there are many things to do in Tulum.  In fact, those that aren’t beach dwellers can still find lots of activities in Tulum which range from visiting nature preserves, exploring the ruins, swimming in cenotes and more.

chichen itza

Tulum Ruins and Chichen Itza

While visiting Tulum, located in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, we stopped in at the Tulum Ruins.  The ancient Mayan city may be explored with a tour guide or on your own by reading the many posted signs or trying to work the app.  Since we planned on having a tour guide at Chichen Itza, we walked the Tulum Ruins on our own.  We likely missed out on some interesting facts that tour guides provide, but we managed with the signs.