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Colourful Small Town Character in Tulum Pueblo

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Tulum offers three very distinct communities in one little town: the Tulum ruins, the Tulum beach and the Tulum Pueblo (town). Having already explored the Mayan ruins and paradise beaches in Tulum, it was time to hit Tulum Pueblo.

The charming small town of Tulum, located 60 km south of Playa del Carmen along highway 307, on the coast of Riviera Maya, is easily accessible from different parts of the Yucatan peninsula by colectivo, bus, taxi or rental car. The town is situated approximately 4 km inland from the beach, just a few kilometres south of the Mayan ruins.

The main street on the highway leading into the pueblo is an active area offering inexpensive open-air restaurants, cosy cafes, colourful craft shops, hostels and hotels.

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Exploring the back streets of the town I found a thriving and active Mayan community that felt like the heart of Tulum. Local dwelling, happy children playing around on dirt roads, colourful wall paintings, and small traditional eateries. Little gems and jewels that should not be missed!

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When it comes to accommodation, you can choose from two locations: the beach or the town. Some people decide to stay at the more expensive resorts right by the beach and others want to stay in Tulum town. On my first day in Tulum I went to have a look at some of the beachside resorts’ rooms and bungalows, but at the end of the day decided to stay in Tulum town as I found the small town atmosphere very charming and wanted to do things the more local way. In addition, in town I had better access to restaurants serving local delicacies and cold mojitos.

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From Tulum pueblo the beautiful long white sandy beach was easily reachable by bicycle or taxi.

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Read more blog posts about Mexico:

Stunning Mexican Caribbean Natural Island Beauty on Cozumel

Climbing Mayan Pyramids in Cobá

Mayan Myths and Paradise Beaches in Tulum

When Things Don’t Go as Expected: Destination Unknown Mexico – Playa del Carmen

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