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History, Adventure, and Romance: Plan Your Honeymoon in Tulum

Famous for the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Mayan port city, but also its gorgeous beaches, Tulum is one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya and a fantastic destination for both nature and history aficionados. 

But Tulum is also on the list of must-visit honeymoon destinations in Mexico, especially for adventurous couples or for those who want to discover the mesmerizing culture of a tropical paradise. Add yoga and tranquil spa treatments, as well as a great number of spectacular accommodations to the things you can enjoy in Tulum, and you have the perfect romantic escape. If your attention is already caught, continue reading this article and find out all about the great adventure that awaits you in gorgeous Tulum.

Tulum has a great story, being the site of a pre-Columbian Mayan walled city which used to be an important port for Cuba, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. The Tulum ruins are the third most-visited archaeological site in Mexico, after Teotihuacan and Chichen Itza, and thy are located on tall cliffs along the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, close to the modern tourism developments along the Mexican Caribbean coastline. 

There are approximately 81 miles from Cancun until Tulum and, once you reach your destination, you will be amazed by its four main areas: the town, the hotel zone, the archeological site, and the biosphere reserve of Sian Ka’an. 

Tulum Honeymoon Resorts & Hotels

Sanara Tulum

Sanara means healing and it is the perfect location for honeymooners to come relax, nourish, and heal themselves from the rigor of planning their wedding while preparing to embark on their new journey as husband and wife. 

There are only eight kilometers until you reach the Mayan-era Ruins of Tulum from Sanara Tulum, a chic boutique hotel, located next to Tulum Beach, in a spectacular tropical setting. It is a great choice for both adventurous couples and honeymooners passionate about history, and it welcomes all with deluxe amenities. 

Beautifully decorated suites, with private gardens, terraces, or balconies, high-end restaurants with sea views, spa treatments, gorgeous gardens, and charming yoga studio are only some of the surprises waiting for you at Sanara Tulum.

The prices begin at $ 343 per night. 


Located along the gorgeous beach of the Mayan Riviera, only nine kilometers from the Mayan ruins at Tulum Archaeological Site, Encantada is a lavish boutique hotel awaiting couples with plenty of luxury amazements. 

With only a few rooms, Encantada offers the intimacy every couple wants during the honeymoon, enhanced by the lovely garden or ocean views, private patios or balconies with hammocks, as well as a sophisticated, open-air restaurant with candlelit dining. For couples who long for fun evenings not far from their accommodation, the hotel’s bar offers delicious cocktails and snacks in a relaxed atmosphere. And, for the pampering moments, Encantada awaits you with an elegant spa. 

The price for a 7-night honeymoon escape at Encantada begins at $ 2,000. 

Mezzanine Hotel

If you are looking for something even closer to the ruins, Mezzanine Hotel might be a great option. There are only two kilometers between this chic hotel and the Mayan ruins at Tulum and eight until you reach the superb Gran Cenote cavern. 

Besides its great location close to beautiful touristic attractions, Mezzanine Hotel is right next to Las Palmas Beach on the Caribbean Sea, offering romantic couples the chance to indulge in spectacular sea views from the gorgeous upgraded rooms. Among the amenities, you will find an outdoor pool and a relaxing spa, as well as a welcoming open-air beachfront Thai restaurant that promises to sweep all foodies off their feet. 

The prices per night begin at $ 227, depending on your stay. 

La Valise Tulum

Located in a lush forested area overlooking the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, La Valise Tulum is a high-end beachfront hotel with gorgeous rustic cabanas, seafront rooms, and many amenities that promise to make your stay memorable. 

Among the great things you will find at La Valise Tulum, there is a fantastic casual eatery serving Mexican and Mayan cuisine and giving you the chance to get even closer to the culture and spirit of the area. There is also a heated infinity pool and many spa treatments that will make you feel like royals. 

The prices begin at $ 2,299 for a seven-night adventure. 

Hotel Mi Amor 

With a great location, next to the Caribbean Sea, on a rocky cliff amid the tropical forest, Hotel Mi Amor is another great option for romantic and adventurous honeymooners. 

The gorgeous boutique hotel awaits love birds with superb, minimalist rooms, featuring cozy and beautifully finished patios and balconies and mesmerizing views. And, if you choose an upgraded room, you can enjoy cool private plunge pools and, of course, romantic sea views. The comfort of your room is enhanced by an infinity pool, beach access, and a lavish spa. 

You can spend your relaxing evening indulging in tasty drinks at the hotel’s cutting-edge cocktail bar and, if you are foodies, get ready to have your taste buds impress at the welcoming French/Italian restaurant. 

The prices begin at $ 237 per night. 

Jashita Hotel

There are only seven kilometers from the Mayan ruins of Xelha port until you reach the chic Jashita Hotel, but this is not the main reason why this makes a good option for your honeymoon adventure. 

The hotel awaits visitors with chic decor, comfortable suites, lovely terraces, ocean or garden views, and cool outdoor showers. And, if you are ready for an upgrade, choose a suite with a private plunge pool. Among the best amenities at Jashita Hotel, you will find an outdoor pool and a welcoming spa, as well as beach access and the chance to enjoy scuba diving, fishing trips, and yoga lessons. 

Depending on the season and the type of accommodation, the prices begin at $ 200 per night. 

Hotel Esencia

Surrounded by gorgeous gardens, Hotel Esencia is waiting for honeymooners with a fantastic location, along a white-sand beach on the Caribbean Sea, and luxurious amenities. 

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Bright rooms with cool decor, lovely terraces and sitting areas, sensational suites with romantic ocean views, spa treatments, pools, a private area on the beach, as well as fancy restaurants and bars, are some of the deluxe surprises you will encounter at Hotel Esencia. 

Prices begin at $ 804 per night, and they depend on the type of accommodation you choose. 

Mukan Resort 

If you are passionate about nature and you want to stay right in the Reserva de la Biosfera Sian Ka’an, Mukan Resort promises you a memorable honeymoon. 

Surrounded by trees and located on a delightful beach, the hotel has the tranquility every couple wants, enhanced only by the gorgeous rooms with beautiful balconies or terraces and the superb beachfront villas with thatched roofs. 

Besides the stunning beachfront restaurant, a chic bar and a relaxing lounge, you can enjoy an outdoor pool and a rooftop hot tub, but also yoga classes and other interesting activities. The prices begin at $ 252 per night. 

Nest Tulum

Whether you dream of indulging in the spectacular sea, forest, or garden views, Nest Tulum Hotel has them all. This stylish, adults-only beachfront hotel faces the Caribbean Sea and promises newlyweds the spectacular Mexican honeymoon they’ve seen in movies. 

Rustic-chic rooms with patios or terraces, soaking tubs, and sleeping lofts, as well as a superb beachfront restaurant and a bar, are only some of the features that will enhance your romantic holiday while staying at Nest Tulum. The prices start at $ 321 per night.

Best Time to Visit

The great news is that Tulum tends to have warm weather all year round so, no matter when you plan your honeymoon, you will be pampered by tropical, sunny weather. However, keep in mind that the rainiest months in Tulum are June, September, and October. Also, from January until March, the area welcomes big groups of tourists.

To avoid crowds and rain, planning your honeymoon from October to December is the best option. Hurricane season is over, the area is tranquil, and the weather is not oppressively hot, but warm enough for you to have an amazing romantic escape. 

Memorable Things to Do in Tulum

Tulum awaits honeymooners with many different activities, promising to bring joy to every kind of visitor. 

If water activities are your cup of tea, you’re lucky because, besides the chance to enjoy adventurous water sports and swim in the turquoise Caribbean waters, in Tulum, you’ll be surrounded by natural sinkholes, known as cenotes. El Gran Cenote, Calavera, and Carwash are some of the most famous and spectacular you will enjoy, but there is plenty of other more remote and deserted waiting for you. 

For couples who are looking for a bit of wild fun, the bars in downtown Tulum or the sensational parties on the beach are just perfect. Whether you are eager to move on Caribbean salsa rhythms, you want to relax while listening to live music, or dance by the beachside DJ sets, your holiday will be filled with many fun surprises. 

Shopping enthusiasts will also have a lot to do in Tulum, thanks to the great number of local shops and boutiques where you can find everything you can think of, from Mexican handcrafts to luxury home goods. 

But, of course, visiting the Mayan ruins is the most spectacular of all things to do. Beautifully located high on cliffs and offering breathtaking views of the ocean and beach, the ruins promise not only a memorable encounter with history but also a romantic adventure with your partner.


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