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Tulum Worth a Visit?

Indianapolis
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Tulum Worth a Visit?

Hello, in October I will be traveling with my children ages 7 and 9 for a week in Mexico before my husband joins us in Palenque. Kids and I fly into Cancun, and we are definitely going to spend 2-3 days in Bacalar before taking an overnight ADO to Palenque. I was thinking about 3 days in Cancun, then 2 days in Tulum, followed by 3 days in Bacalar. Is it worth staying in Tulum 2 nights? Should I consider coming straight to Tulum when we get in and skip Cancun (this would give us 5 days in Tulum)? Thanks so much for any help!

What are the must see's/do's in Tulum? Advice on what area to stay? Calm water is a must, and we love beautiful beaches. We want someplace comfortable and clean to stay, but I'm also trying to budget as we just took an Asia trip in the spring. I'm leaning towards booking a place on airbnb, but I'd love any advice on where to stay. I do speak Spanish.

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Vancouver, Canada
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1. Re: Tulum Worth a Visit?

Definitely skip Cancun! The sea is generally calm in October and there is plenty to do around Tulum. Check out www.realzama.com for a nice 2 bedroom.

Bacalar is wonderful!

Indianapolis
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725 posts
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2. Re: Tulum Worth a Visit?

I saw Playa would be an option instead of Cancun as well. I'll check out the link - thank you!!!

Jalisco, Mexico
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for Rincon de Guayabitos
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3. Re: Tulum Worth a Visit?

I might split time between Tulum and Bacalar...In Tulum ( non climbable )you have the ruins and beach, on the road to Coba is the Grand Cenote and Coba where they can climb the pyramids and rent bicycles...At Bacalar I like the Hotellito Paraiso right on the water.....In the town there is an old Spanish Fort the kids can climb around and southend of the laguna is the ground level Cenote Azul for swimming and a great restaurant too boot...

http://hotelitoelparaiso.dyndns.org

Houston, Texas
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4. Re: Tulum Worth a Visit?

" I was thinking about 3 days in Cancun, then 2 days in Tulum,"

This is fine.

Southern California
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5. Re: Tulum Worth a Visit?

I'd also skip Cancun, too many high rise hotels but that is purely personal taste.

Red Bank, New Jersey
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for Tulum
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6. Re: Tulum Worth a Visit?

Bear in mind that the water in Tulum can be quite rough. Of all the days I've spent on the Tulum beach, I'd say 75% of them have been what I would consider rough for children (and for me, but I'm a wuss).

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