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The Ultimate Tulum Bucket List: 50 Must-See, Must-Do, and Must-Eat Experiences

Tulum, Mexico is a beautiful and exciting destination for travelers of all kinds. Filled with stunning beaches, ancient ruins, and delicious cuisine, it’s a must-see destination for anyone looking to experience the best of what Mexico has to offer. To help you plan your trip we’ve put together an ultimate Tulum bucket list featuring 50 must-see, must-do, and must-eat experiences.

To make it easy, I've organized the bucket list items by category – places to see, things to do, and food & drink experiences. Print it, save it, or pin it and check them all off your list, and enjoy your time in Tulum!

1. Learn about Tulum's ancient history at the Coba Ruins.

2. Explore the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve

3. Visit the Cenote Azul and take a swim in its crystal-clear waters

4. Take a boat tour to Isla Mujeres

5. Discover the Gran Cenote caverns

6. Admire the El Castillo pyramid at Tulum Ruins

7. Enjoy a traditional Mexican dinner of tacos al pastor

8. Sip a freshly made horchata while watching the sunset

9. Rent a bike and explore the beach road

10. Go scuba diving in the cenotes

11. Discover Mayan culture at Muyil archaeological site

12. Taste the street food of the local markets

13. Visit the ruins of Xel Ha and explore its lagoons

14. Go snorkeling at Akumal Beach

15. Shop souvenirs at the Mercado Municipal de Tulum

16. Go kiteboarding on the Caribbean Sea

17. Experience Tulum’s unique eco-chic hotels

18. Take a cooking class to learn how to make traditional Mexican food

19. Party at the Coco Bongo nightclub

20. Visit Xcaret ecological park

21. Go parasailing in the Caribbean Sea

22. Try out Tulum’s cave tubing experience

23. Take a photo with the Escultura "Ven a la Luz"

24. Go zip-lining through the jungle canopy

25. Fish off the beach at Punta Allen

26. Admire the Tulum Lighthouse

27. Go horseback riding on a secluded beach

28. Take a yoga class on the beach

29. Check out the local art exhibits

30. Enjoy a fresh local fruit smoothie at Matcha Mama

31. Check out Sfer Ik, Tulum’s most famous art installation

32. Experience a traditional Mayan spa treatment

33. Eat ceviche and seafood dishes in the local restaurants

34. Relax on the beach with a fresh coconut in your hand

35. Taste the local craft beers at La Perla Brew Pub

36. Take a day trip to the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza

37. Sunbathe under a canopy tent at La Zebra Beach Club

38. Enjoy a traditional live music performance at La Carpa Maya

39. Experience the nightlife at Papaya Playa Project

40. Go paddle boarding on Soliman Bay

41. Experience a unique underground river through the Dos Ojos cenote

42. Sip on a classic margarita at The Coconut Experience

43. Taste local street food like toasted grasshoppers and chapulines

44. Go hiking in the Parque Nacional Tulum

45. Try their Sopa de Lima, a traditional Yucatecan soup

46. Shop in the boutiques of Tulum town

47. Build sandcastles at Playa Paraiso Beach

48. Indulge in a traditional Mexican breakfast of chilaquiles

49. Go bird watching at Puerto Morelos National Park

50. Take part in a traditional Mayan ceremony

Tulum is full of must-see, must-do, and must-eat experiences. From ancient ruins to unique foodie spots, there is something for everyone to enjoy. We hope this ultimate Tulum bucket list helps you make the most of your time in this incredible destination. Have an unforgettable experience!

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