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Tulum Airport

Plans of the Tulum airport have circulated around the calm air of this quiet Caribbean town for the past several years. Almost as a myth that children learn from their grandparents, the Tulum airport remained this idea that was there but never really a possibility. That has all changed in the past year as plans have been set underway to create the new international airport in Tulum, coded TUY.

When traveling to Tulum from anywhere in the world it has been the custom to fly into Cancun and await the 2 hour journey that would bring you to Tulum. Many travelers keeping the secret of the perfect solitude of Tulum from their Cancun destined travel companions. But as the word has spread about the magic of this small little town the increase in visitors is following and the Tulum airport has begun to take shape.

The spot chosen for the airport covers an area of 1,070 hectares (2,644 acres) and north off the road to Coba. When looking up the coordinates with satellite imagery it is clear to see that preparations have already been underway to prepare for the 3.5km (2.2 miles) of runway that are to be laid out for the new international airport in Tulum.

The international airport has been met with mixed reactions from the people in the area. While it is sure to bring much attention and new business to the area, environmentalist worry about the impact of the local eco structure which has made Tulum such a magical spot and has already shown signs of negative effect by all of the new attention.

Since the airport seems a sure sign in the Tulum area, efforts have shifted to focused on growing this small Mayan town in a way that is responsible both financially as well environmentally. Successful city planning models from other large cities in Mexico are being used to shape the future of Tulum to create the best area possible.

Expectations for the amount of people who will be able to visit the beautiful Rivera Maya are reaching record numbers and the infrastructure of Tulum has begun to take shape to prepare for the some 3 million visitors that are expected to arrive via the new international Tulum airport. New roads and lights are going in all over the city and the site continues to be cleared for the cities new arrival.

The International airport in Tulum is expected to bring in a large amount of new jobs as well as new businesses in the area creating even more jobs and raising property values all over Tulum. It is a development that has been years in the making and is creating a hum like buzz all over the Rivera Maya.

New Tulum tourist Map

Anyone who has been in Tulum recently has seen how much it has changed. There are new hotels, restaurant and shops opening up every week. As visitors come back to Tulum they are finding themselves amazed by the new growth and changes that are happening up and down the beach road and all throughout pueblo. Those coming for the first time are finding much more then the sleepy Mayan town that Tulum was just a few years ago.

map of tulum

map of tulum


Navigating one’s way through Tulum has just gotten a whole lot easier. Todotulum.com has had for quite a while the most comprehensive and widely distributed map in Tulum. These colorful maps detail all of the locations along the beach road and have a detailed map of pueblo and its ever growing streets and business that adorn them.

The latest version of the map, just recently printed some 40,000 copies strong, has already hit the streets of Tulum. Visitors and locals alike are eager to receive their copy. As this is the premier map of Tulum, in addition to all of the wonderful shops, restaurants and hotels that can be found on the map-visitors will also be able to locate pharmacies, banks, atms, internet cafes and gas stations as well as some of the great cenotes in the area.

The backside of the map is lined with snips of information telling visitors about the cenotes, the ruins and the beaches as well as a map of the Tulum Ruins and of the whole Yucatan peninsula complete with major roadways and ruin sites around the Yucatan.

This map is all a person needs to visit all of the wonderful areas of Tulum and the surrounding areas. As Tulum continues to grow Todo Tulum continues to reprint latest additions of the map reflecting the vibrantly changing town..

Todotulum.com is thankful and proud to be working with so many wonderful companies around Tulum. Special thanks to Acuatic Tulum, Akiin Beach Club ,Arena Real Estate, Azafran, Café Expresso, Casa Pitusa, Casa Violeta, Coco cabanas, Cocopesa, Coldwell Banker , Confucion’s Shop, Delphinus, Divino Paraiso, Don Diego de la Playa, Don Diego de la Selva, El Captain, El Paraiso, El Tabano, Elemental, Hotel Kohunlich, Hotel Maya, Iguana Bike Shop, Jade, La Luna, La Lupita, Las Tres Palmas, Lo Nuestro , L’angoletto, L’Hotelito, Le Bistro, Luna Maya, Mexi Divers, Mixba Camping, Moloko, Ocho Tulum, Om, Oscar y Lalo, Paraiso del Caribe, Pequeño Buenos Aires, Piedra Escondida, Playa Azul, Posada 06, Posada del Sol, Posada Lamar, Posada Luna del Sur, Posada Yum Kin, Punta Piedra, Rancho Tranquilo, Residencia La Mariposa , Retiro Maya, Sagrado Corazon Tattoo, Savana Travel, Silver shop, Spa Movil, Squalo Surf Shop, Sushill-out, Suwus, Tierras del Sol, Teetotum, Tulum Wedding Destination, Trece Lunas, Uolis Nah, Villa Geminis, Villa de Luna, Villas H20, Villa Matisse, Visit Sian Ka’an Tours, Xel- Ha, Xibalba Dive Center.

And now, thanks to the latest addition of the Tulum map… visitors will know exactly where to find them. Pick up your copy of the newest and most comprehensive map of Tulum at any of the companies listed above.

Real estate opportunities in Tulum

Real estate in Tulum has become increasingly more popular in the past several years and people from all over the world are seeing the benefits of owning property in Tulum. The plethora of opportunities for real estate in Tulum is making this small Mayan town receive international attention with both investors who know how to spot a good thing, as well as travelers and tourists that are coming to visit on day trips or short vacation and quickly begin dreaming of owning their own piece of paradise.

There are as many options for owning real estate in Tulum as the amount of people looking to own it.

For those who want to live in Tulum full or part time, houses and condos can be found all over the area to fit every price range and style. Tulum is a perfect location for couples, singles and families.

People with the desire for a luxurious 2nd home or a private vacation oasis can find beautiful villas up and down the beach road and all throughout the Tulum area. These stunning homes offer luxury and style in a tropical paradise setting.

Commercially owned buildings are seeing a large increase in occupancy as well as profit as many businesses, such as restaurants and shops, are rapidly moving into the area and leasing within these buildings.

What is so amazing about the real estate opportunities in Tulum is that from residential homes and condos to amazing vacation villas to vacant land on the beach or in the jungle, the investment opportunity of owning property in Tulum is consistently showing profit and promise with even better things on the horizon.

Tulum, a location known for its eco tourism and breathtaking beaches, was recently declared the newest municipality in the state of Quintana Roo. State and federal funds are entering the area to improve in the infrastructure, build new parks and help maintain the beaches. These improvements and the addition of a new international airport are sending the property values in Tulum higher and higher.

Whether renting homes or condos for the month, fully equipped apartments in town for the night or cabanas on the beach for the week- owning property in Tulum shows a return in more ways then one. For more information on the process of how to buy real estate in Tulum and a great listing of houses and lots for sale in Tulum visit our Tulum Real Estate page.

Restaurants in Tulum- What and where to eat in Tulum!

Restaurants in Tulum have nature’s freshest ingredients to choose from when creating their signature dishes. Sitting on the edge of the shinning Caribbean Sea allows floods of wonderful seafood into Tulum. Early every morning you can see the fisherman bring their daily catch to the pescaderias (fish markets) into town and soon many restaurant owners and head chefs journey over to pick out their choices. The freshness of the seafood here cannot be beat and is a focal point of many restaurants in Tulum.

Many Tulum restaurants reflect the spirit and flavors of traditional Mayan dishes. You can find wonderful recipes that have been passed down for generations. As people from all over Mexico have moved into the area- a variety of Mexican dishes have come with them. Charlie’s is one of the many restaurants in Tulum where you can find traditional Mexican dishes from all regions of the country.

In addition to the wonderful local cuisine found at many Tulum restaurants, there are also a number of international restaurants in Tulum both on the beach road as well as in pueblo (town). Cuisines ranging from the exquisitely prepared French fare at the Le Bistro served in a quaint sidewalk café style restaurant to Buenos Aires, an Argentinean steak house, another restaurant in Tulum loved by tourists and locals alike, perfect for sipping a cocktail and watching the world go by.

The proximity to local farms in the area allows for fresh produce from the community to be the ingredients that Tulum restaurants use to take your food choices to the next level. The tropical fruits have such sweet flavor and have been picked at the peak of perfection, making their flavor amazing.

The avocados that are rolled gently into the sushi at Sushill-Out, a wonderful sushi restaurant in Tulum, have a creamy texture found only in freshly picked avocados and have a flavor that is powerful and unmistakable. This small sushi restaurant located just off the main avenue has some of the best sushi in the Yucatan and it is served in a hip black and red décor with lively music playing in the background.

No matter which restaurant in Tulum you choose to eat at, your dish will be full of fresh local ingredients and will reflect the diverse and lively environment that is Tulum, Mexico. Check out our website to find out more information about all of the diverse restaurants in Tulum.

Top things to do in Tulum

When choosing the top things to do in Tulum there are some easy things to name. First and foremost is visiting the amazing beaches along the Tulum Beach hotel zone. The beaches in Tulum are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Consistently bringing guests from all over the world to its pristine shores, these beaches feature wonderful restaurants, lively beach clubs and bars, and some of the most incredible under water life there is to see. With the world’s second largest reef just a few hundred meters off shore, these waters have some of the most exciting scuba, snorkeling and fishing in all of Mexico and should be at the top of the list of what to do in Tulum.

A trip to the ruins is one the top things to do in Tulum. This Mayan town is the only one built on the sea and sits high above a breathtaking cliff with spectacular views of the beach below. Make sure to bring your bathing suit and towel with you as there is an amazing little beach solely for those visiting the ruins. It does get very warm so bring sunscreen and bottled water as well.

When thinking about what to do in Tulum, visiting a cenote often comes to mind. There are over 4,000 cenotes in the Yucatan peninsula and many of those are within a short distance of Tulum. These fresh water sink hole, thought by the ancient Maya to be a sacred entrance to the underworld, come alive with an enticing underwater world ready to be explore. You will want to make sure that a cenote is on the on the list of what to do in Tulum.

Visiting Xel-Ha, an eco-park wonderland, features many of the amazing things that the Mayan Rivera has to offer in one location. From swimming with the dolphins, riding on a jungle train to jumping off the cliff of courage, your adventure begins here at the doors of Xel-Ha. All food and beverages and most equipment rental is included in the all-inclusive price. This is an adventure that leaves no one missing out and is one of the top things to do in Tulum.

One of the best things to do in Tulum is dine at the many restaurants both in Tulum pueblo and on Tulum beach. The restaurants in Tulum cover the gamut of food choices from sushi to Italian, Mexican and even French. Your taste buds are sure to dance at any number of spots in this small perfect town in the Rivera Maya. Check our website for more information about the various palate pleasing restaurants in Tulum and many other ideas of what to do in Tulum.