• Katrina Julia

One Day in Tulum, Mexico: Itinerary to Transform and Travel

Updated: Jul 21

How Tulum has transformed and evolved may surprise you. Likely, you found Tulum, its jungle and eco-chic vibes, and Cenotes on a blog or on Instagram.


What is interesting to know is in 1960, the population of Tulum, Mexico included less than a 100 people! The city grew to about 2,000 people by 2,000. Between the usually breathtaking beaches, best Cenotes, and Instagram worthy photos, the population grew to over 45,000 people by 2020 in Tulum, Mexico.


Paradise, and the adventures that you will find in and near Tulum, Mexico attract many from all

7 Continents. In 2019, over 2 million people visited the Tulum Ruins alone.


That's one of the reasons why I decided to spend not just One Day in Tulum, Mexico but about three months! If you are curious about my creating and adventuring, check out my second month in Tulum, Mexico.


If you don't know where to start with your time at and near Tulum, Mexico, I am here to help you #createit! Traveling helps you transform in more ways than one when you travel globally.


While there is plenty to experience one day all around Tulum to transform and travel whether you come solo, with family, or with a group, you will definitely want to consider staying longer.


Follow this One Day in Tulum, Mexico: Itinerary to Transform and Travel. It will help you make your travels transformational even it's a short trip. These are my recommendations for the top experiences for your one day in and around Tulum, Mexico.


I enjoyed spending the day biking and experiencing Cenotes, Ven a La Luz, Azulik, Rooftop Pool, and foodie experiences in and near Tulum, Mexico. Not to mention, amazing Day Trips nearby!



Azulik in Tulum, Mexico


Getting to Tulum, Mexico

You may find flights to Cancun Airport, the closest airport to Tulum, from most Southern states in the USA directly. I flew to Tulum from Guatemala via Volaris Airlines in May 2021.


Tulum, Mexico is about 2 hours south of Cancun, Mexico making it easy to get to from the airport.

For a short trip, you may decide to rent a car. It is easy to take an Ado Bus to either Playa Del Carmen and transferring via another bus to Tulum and/or Collectivo.


In 2019, I visited Mexico with a hosted Airbnb Adventure visiting Cancun, Holbox, and Valladolid. At the time, Uber operated fully from Cancun Airport.


As of July 2021, there is no Uber at Cancun Airport. You may get one from within Cancun. I found the Taxi being 3 to 4x more than Ubers.