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Tulum Family Travel Guide

I first heard about Tulum, Mexico in fashion and culture magazine W over a decade ago. Then in Conde Nast, followed by Travel + Leisure, and today it seems that every travel media outlet in the world has sent a writer to this bohemian beach town south of Mexico’s Riviera Maya.

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Well, like many of these writers, I fell in love with Tulum the minute I set foot on that white, sandy beach.

And while Tulum has certainly grown in terms of name recognition and popularity, it remains an offbeat gem of a destination. You’ll find backpackers wandering around, heading to a yoga class or in search of a juice bar, as well as plenty of families from around the world relaxing by the beach.

If you’re looking for a vacation away from crowded beaches, busy cities and mega, all-inclusive resorts, be sure to consider Tulum, Mexico. And this Tulum family travel guide will point you in the right direction.

Top Things to See and Do in Tulum

The Sian Ka’an Biosphere near Tulum is a fabulous day trip excursion. Best known as home to 23 archaeological sites, 336 unique species of birdlife including a large number of migratory birds, and some of the most pristine and untouched beaches on the Mexican Caribbean coast. Here’s what you need to know if you’re planning on visiting for the day.

And once you get to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere, be sure to stick around to enjoy Mexico’s best hidden beach! Here’s how you find it. 

Don’t miss the famous Tulum Mayan Ruins. An easy bike or taxi ride from any hotel in Tulum, these well-preserved ruins are interesting, easy to get around on foot, and can be explored in about an hour making them perfect for kiddos. Learn about the Tulum Ruins as well as others in the area in this Mexico Mayan Ruins guide. 

Tulum Family Travel Tips

Once you get to Tulum, how are you going to get around? Getting around Tulum is pretty easy. Here are your options. 

Family Friendly Accommodation in Tulum

If you’re interested in practicing yoga while on your beach family vacation, consider booking into one of these hotels in Tulum. And there are quite a few to choose from! Some hotels have yoga on the beach, some in the spa and some partner with local instructors, but start with this list to find family friendly and yoga friendly hotels in Tulum.

Want more? Not sure where you’ll be traveling in Mexico? Check out my Riviera Maya Family Travel Guide here for more great Mexico travel tips!

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