Getting Around Tulum Like a Local

You stumbled upon the right blog post at the right time, because we are about to tell you how to get around Tulum like a Mexican!

When you arrive to a new place it’s always a struggle trying to get from point A to point B. Especially when you throw in the language barrier; that just adds a whole other whack of stress.

It doesn’t have to be like that… When you do the appropriate research before your trip, you would be surprised as to how easy it is to get around. A little research can make it seem like you’ve been to the place before. The easiest thing is to look on different forums and see what other travellers did when they traveled to that destination.

Getting around Tulum

Modes of transportation to get around Tulum:

Bus: There are a couple local buses and ADO buses that take you around Tulum and back and forth from Playa del Carmen and Cancun. You can find the ADO bus schedule here.

Bike: There are many different bike shops and hotels that rent out bikes for the day/week/month located all around Tulum. We would recommend this way of transportation. This way you get your exercise and get to where you need to be. Also, what better way to take advantage of the Caribbean heat than by using a bike

Getting around Tulum

Two feet: We just had to include this. Walking is a good way to get around Tulum. Depending on where you stay, you can walk to most places. If you stay somewhere on Tulum beach or close by, then you can definitely walk to and from the places you need to be. Everything here is in walking distance. From restaurants to supermarkets to boutique stores. You name it you can walk to it.

Colectivo: The colectivo is a large white van that takes you around the town and to Akumal, Playa and Cancun. You just have to be prepared and know where the colectivo stops are and stand there. This is an easy form of transportation. If you do not want to wait for a bus, the colectivo comes every few minutes. Don’t be alarmed to see a bunch of locals packed in tight in one of these vans. It just makes it that much more comfortable.

Now that you know how easy is to get around Tulum, go visit all the beautiful places this town has to offer. Moving around Tulum has never been this easy!