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    • Xenses- worth it?

      Cancún Jan 4, 2017 at 8:49 PM

      Is Xenses worth going to?

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      Traveling to Cancun from Chicago with 4 month old baby- First trip with baby!

      Cancún Yesterday


      My husband and I will be traveling for the first time with our 4 month old baby. We have been to Cancun before, however, never with a baby! Can you please let me know what things I should be taking with or any tips.. I am nursing the baby, We will be staying at the all inclusive Royalton Riviera Resort.

      1) I am planning on taking a stroller and carseat and baby carrier

      2) Suncreen?? I hear I can't put it on a baby - any tricks besides not taking her out until later afternoon/evening.

      3) Swim suit and flotie???or swim diaper- I was thinking about having her in a flotie with us supervising.

       4) I am assuming we can't really do any excursions or activities?

      5) any tips?


    • Tour questions

      Cancún Jan 4, 2017 at 8:47 PM

      I've done so much research and now I turn to the experts---We want to zip line, ATV, snorkel, cenotes, raft in caves with stalactites and stalagmites. It seems like X-plor has all of this. We love nature. We don't care about tours with food or shows. We also want to swim with dolphins.
      If we do xplor, do we also need to do xcarat? Xelha? What combo tour should we do with xplor?
      We want to snorkel in isla-mujeres. Where can we do that? Where can we rent a golf cart there? What private beach is a must in cancun or isla-mujeres? What is unique to do at night? Thank you in advance!

    • seaweed in Mexico Beaches

      by StefanoB71 Online Now Jul 13, 2016 at 7:20 AM

      as I'm planning a travel through Mexico ending on Caribbean sea, I'd like to know the actual situation of seaweed in Tulum and Plays del Carmen beaches (last year they were invaded ...)

      thanks in advance


      3 Answers Jul 27, 2016 at 5:16 AM
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      Seaweed situation in Tulum

      by adelinemmc Online Now Aug 10, 2015 at 4:45 AM

      Hi all
      I was thinking of travelling to Tulum mostly to dive the cenotes but also to relax and emjoy the beach. Now I read that tons and tons of rotting smelly sargassum seaweed are clogging the beaches from Cancun to Tulum and further South and I have second thoughts.
      Has anyone been recently? How bad is it?


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      Spending a day in Tulum ...

      by angelaj44 Online Now Jun 6, 2015 at 7:41 PM

      I am staying in Akumal and plan on taking a taxi to Tulum Ruins early one morning..... Any advice on how to proceed from there? ie: getting around Tulum, Beach Road, cool local place for coffee, lunch
      Thank you.... This is my first trip to Mexico :)

      2 Answers Jun 6, 2015 at 8:40 PM
    • Travel around Tulum

      by mdhawn Online Now Feb 10, 2015 at 8:46 AM

      Are there any affordable golf courses near Tulum?
      When is the New Airport to be Open?

    • Does Tulum get a lot of Spring Break traffic during early March?

      by unlostwanderer Online Now Jan 29, 2015 at 11:44 AM

      We would love to visit Tulum, and unfortunately will be traveling during Spring Break in the U.S. (second week of March). Knowing that nearby Cancun is a crazy popular Spring Break destination, we'd really like to know before booking whether or not Tulum is still relatively free of the Spring Break madness, or if there will inevitably be tons of drunk college kids everywhere in the Riviera Maya during the second week of March? We understand Tulum is already a popular tourist destination, but we can deal with the normal tourist traffic, but would really prefer to avoid the Spring Break crowd. Any wisdom?

      7 Answers Apr 26, 2015 at 11:53 PM
    • Snorkeling Cenote

      by Hellchar Online Now Dec 3, 2014 at 10:10 AM

      I want to experience the stalactites/stalagmites and see fish. Staying in Tulum. Which Cenote(s) and with which outfit? Can you just show up and rent equipment there i.e. is a tour necessary? Is Dos Ojas filled with busloads of tourists?

      1 Answer Dec 14, 2014 at 10:44 AM
    • hotel choice

      by vishaljain Online Now Oct 27, 2014 at 3:46 AM

      i have to choose between 2 hotels in tulum
      1)villa h20
      pls advise which one is cleaner?

      1 Answer Oct 27, 2014 at 6:12 AM
    • Cenotes for swimming

      by estranged575 Online Now Sep 3, 2014 at 6:46 PM

      I will be in Tulum at the end of October and I was wondering if anyone could recommend a "beginners" cenote for a somewhat nervous person, I have been reading all the write-ups and travellers reviews, and now I am confused.

      3 Answers Sep 4, 2014 at 6:52 PM
    • single female traveling alone

      by 1singfemtravl Online Now Aug 11, 2014 at 8:06 AM

      I will be traveling to tulum in September, should I be worried at all? Any advice would be appreciated!

      4 Answers Nov 10, 2014 at 8:47 AM
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      Grand bahia principe

      by Vashti234 Online Now Jul 17, 2014 at 5:18 AM

      Is this hotel near any towns

      2 Answers Jul 18, 2014 at 3:09 AM
    • Spearfishing around Tulum

      by dorbin Online Now Jul 5, 2014 at 2:01 PM

      Hi there - I'm very interested in spearfishing in the Tulum area - are there any local divers looking for a buddy and someone with whom to share costs.

    • Weather on June 1, 2014

      by waltercooke Online Now Jun 1, 2014 at 7:22 PM

      Have a vacation planned in Tulum June 3 through June 10, 2014. But weather report says heavy rain all week. What is really going on with respect to the weather down there? Thanks.

      1 Answer Jun 2, 2014 at 8:57 AM
    • bus to tulum from cancun airport

      by rosematos Online Now May 27, 2014 at 4:27 PM

      arriving cancun airport on 8/1/14 at 2:30 pm. what is best way to get to Tulum. I don't know the bus schedule. Thanks.

      1 Answer May 28, 2014 at 6:48 AM
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      Cheap place to stay on South end of beach

      by Liv4thebeach Online Now Apr 8, 2014 at 12:31 PM

      Does anyone know of good place to stay on South end of beach close to Sian Ka'an reserve? We stayed at Rancho San Eric last year and loved it but it is $210/nt. we really just need privacy and a place to sleep. Pretty easy going. Thought about staying with "naked beach guy" on the reserve but I think that's a little much for me.
      Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

    • "affordable" beachfront villa/casita at Tulum Beach.....does it exist?

      by tarheelblue Online Now Mar 3, 2014 at 2:12 PM

      have never been down there, and this may be a silly question (based on my research, it may well be). can I find a 2 BR villa or casita along Tulum beach for under $2000/wk (inclusive of tax) at low season? we are going in late June or July. ideally not right up at the ruins area....further south...but not as far as SIan Kaan. any help is appreciated.

      have tried all the usual, T/A, VRBO, airBNB, etc. would prefer not to be on a compound of bunglaows, but that is a possibility I guess. not a house subdivided into condos either. don't need internet. don't need AC.

      we are looking up Soliman way too just to be clear (more single family units there I see). Just prefer Tulum due to a bit more wave action (for my 10 YO son). and proximity to the pueblo (for my wife).

      any secrets you can share???? cheers!

      1 Answer Apr 8, 2014 at 10:25 AM
    • Sea Turtles

      by paul56087 Online Now Feb 26, 2014 at 6:58 AM

      Where is the place you can snorkel with the turtles?

      3 Answers Feb 26, 2014 at 7:04 PM
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      Soliman Bay

      by kathykiger Online Now Jan 2, 2014 at 11:02 AM

      I am new to VT and would like to add info and video of a vacation rental home we rented. Will I place it in Tulum category? I noticed Soliman Bay is not recognized on this site. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

      2 Answers Jan 2, 2014 at 11:39 AM
    • traditional pole dance

      by michelleava Online Now Dec 6, 2013 at 12:52 AM

      does anyone know where i could see a traditional pole dance near tulum in december?

      3 Answers Dec 11, 2013 at 6:51 AM
    • Day trips to Outside Towns/Cities

      by LindseyFM Online Now Nov 9, 2013 at 10:34 AM

      Hello! I am planning on visiting Tulum with a friend of mine this December. We enjoy the beach and plan on seeing the ruins and doing several of the eco tours such as the various caves. I was wondering if there are any other towns outside of Tulum that you would recommend visiting as a day trip? I imagine that Tulum is fairly touristy, and was looking to get a more 'authentic' Mexican city/town feel. If you have any recommendations that would be great!

      We are not planning on renting a car but are open to taking public busses, etc. Thank you.


      2 Answers Nov 11, 2013 at 1:35 AM
    • Help deciding for a nice beach hotel in Tolum

      by Lookingforabeach Online Now Aug 20, 2013 at 10:05 AM

      Hi, my husband and I middle 30´s are looking for a nice hotel to stay by the beach in Tolum, below $200, prefer a quiet place, beach quality is the most important, then nice rooms, we don't need pool, or t.v., nice to drive by car or walk to nice restaurants. I narrowed it to: Nueva Vida Ramiro, Los lirios, The beach and cabanas la Luna, we are going first 2 weeks of september, so we can get very good prices, please Help me! Thank you.

      1 Answer Sep 13, 2013 at 6:56 AM

      by DOREENTURNER Online Now Jul 30, 2013 at 7:54 PM


      6 Answers Aug 14, 2013 at 12:52 PM
    • Tulum, Mexico Visiting in July

      by lcs7726 Online Now Apr 12, 2013 at 11:56 AM

      Hi! My boyfriend and I are considering staying in Tulum at the end of July (at Playa Sleva). I am worried about the lack of AC. We will be right on the beach. What can we expect for this time of the month? What will the weather be like? Does anyone have any info about playa selva accommodations? Thank you

      1 Answer Apr 12, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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      Best Kite School in Tulum

      by Saar123 Online Now Nov 27, 2011 at 3:03 PM


      I will be arriving in Tulum on the 17th of december, staying there for 3 nights. I would like to learn to kite-surf. Never done it before, I'm 34y female (fit enough I hope :-)). Which scool would you recommend me?


      2 Answers Dec 21, 2011 at 8:58 PM
    • Weather November

      by lukemc Online Now Oct 26, 2011 at 6:24 AM

      I'm going to Tulum for 2 weeks from the 1st November, and the 14 day forecasts aren't good, they predict rain on most days. I know 14 day forecasts are very inaccurate, so will someone please put my mind at rest and say it will be sunny! And when it does rain, will it still be sunny for rest of day?


      5 Answers Oct 28, 2011 at 7:16 AM
    • how safe is it to drive from cancun to punta allen

      by renee1555 Online Now Oct 19, 2011 at 4:44 PM

      We are going to Mexico 2112 for the 21 time. Driving from Cancun, to Akumal, then Punta Allen. I've been listening to the news concerning all the drug cartels fighting in the North, Veracruz and other areas, and we were wondering if there has been any problems from Akumal to Punta Allen. Thanks

      3 Answers Dec 12, 2011 at 7:24 AM
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      December: Single traveller: stay by the beach, or stay in Town?

      by Saar123 Online Now Aug 30, 2011 at 2:59 PM


      I will be travelling to Tulum mid december. I am a single traveller of 34 years old. I want to make a booking in advance, but don't know what is the best area in Tulum to stay: By the beach? Or in town? I would like to meat some fellow-travellers, have a few drinks in a relax bar, but do not want to be in a desertad area. Can you recommend me something?


      5 Answers Dec 21, 2011 at 9:06 PM
    • Where to stay? How hot in August?

      by carrietalus Online Now Jul 27, 2011 at 6:03 PM

      We are going to Tulum mid August and have yet to book a place to stay! I am looking online and I am not sure exactly how hot/uncomfortable it will be then to sleep with out A/C. Should we get a place with A/C or not? Also, I have no idea where to stay. I like the look of the more rustic places on the beach but I also want to be comfortable at night. We are up to staying anywhere that is nice, safe,100 or less, and comfortable. Any suggestions?

      6 Answers Aug 22, 2011 at 7:10 PM
    • Rain Rain Rain

      by sbmermaid Online Now Jul 2, 2011 at 9:25 AM

      I am going to Tulum next week for honeymoon, and the forecast switches from "isolated t storms" to "showers"... I know July is the rainy reason, but am I gong to get any sun?

      2 Answers Jul 2, 2011 at 2:16 PM
    • Safe for women to travel alone?

      by trimacl Online Now May 13, 2011 at 8:00 AM

      I read the older posting about Tulum being reasonably safe but wanted to ask more specifically about women traveling alone. I am married with two small children and need a few days of solitude! I am looking to rent a cabana at Cabanas La Luna in Tulum in Sept or Oct. For those of you who have been there or are knowledgeable about the area, would you be ok with your wife or daughter traveling there alone? Obviously I would be very aware of my surroundings at all times and not travel alone at night. Thanks so much for your help!

      7 Answers Jul 16, 2011 at 10:45 AM
    • Staying at Dreams Resort - want to see Ruins

      by tulum2124 Online Now Apr 6, 2011 at 4:17 PM

      Would we need a rental car to see the local attractions such as the ruins? Anyone have opinions on the Dreams Tulum? I will probably call to ask the hotel, but do you know if the hotel provides transportation to/from the airport? Thank you!

      6 Answers Dec 12, 2011 at 7:22 AM