Tulum is a small, beachfront town on the Maya Riveria situated next to some spectacular Mayan ruins and miles of perfect beach.

If you don’t mind spending $100-150 a night on accommodation you will have your pick of resorts and luxury bungalows – you won’t struggle with your search for where to stay in Tulum.

But if you are on a budget like me, you have to either stay in town, that is to say not on the beach, at one of the hostels or guestshouses. Or you can cruise the beach front strip looking for deals on camping and cheap bungalows. Tucked between the expensive villas there are budget accomodations that can get you a bed and a great view for as little as $15.

where to stay in Tulum: Yoga Shala
Yoga Shala, a budget beachfront accommodation in Tulum.

How to get to Tulum

Coming off hwy 307 into Tulum hang a left  at the second stop light. Head towards Boca Paila and Punta Allen before you hit the main town. At the end of the road turn right at the intersection. You will pass a guard station and a little speed bump.

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