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Old 01-07-2005   #1 (permalink)
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Getting to beach at Tulum

A group of us will be in Playa in April. We plan on taking a bus from the terminal. Does this bus take us to the ruins? Or into town? Our problem is that half of us have already been there. Is there really anything to see in town. If so I would'nt mind hanging for awhile. But want to spend most of the day on the wonderful beaches I"ve heard about. On another post they mentioned being dropped off by taxi at a watering hole and that you could actually see and walk to the ruins by sea. Is this permissible it seems like we had to pay a fee to get in? If anybody knows the name of this establishment let me no so I can tell the taxi where to take us.
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The bus can drop you off at either the Tulum ruins ( where you have to pay) or in Tulum village. From the village you can take a short cab ride to the beach south of the ruins. From the beach you can walk North into the ruins on the “beach “ road. The beach is terrific, one of the best in the world.
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A taxi will take ya to the beach drop off point in tulum . The waterhole (as you called it is EL PARAISO. Its a little slice of heaven there.
http://www.tankahcasa.com/gallery/Tulum
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Last June we took a cab to the ruins from PDC, took a tour of the ruins that lasted about 45 minutes and then walked south on the paved road along the beach. The 1st restaurant/bar that you come upon is about a 15 minutes walk from the ruins. It's up on a hill overlooking the beach. I think the name of the bar is the El Miradore. There are stairs that lead down to the beach. If you continue to walk south you will pass several other small rustic bar's, restaurants, cabanas, snorkeling/fishing boats. We stopped at the El Paraiso(sp) Bar and spent the afternoon there. They have beach chairs that you can rent for a few dollars for the day. The beach is beautiful and the bar had good drinks, good food, good music and very good service.
At the end of the afternoon we walked to the road and caught a cab to the Tulum Pueblo bus station. We took an air conditioned bus back to Playa del Carmen.
We ran into some friends from Switzerland on the beach in Playa (happy hour)and told them about the Tulum beaches and they went the next day. A few nights later we had dinner with them and they told us that they loved the Paraiso and the beach.
You won't be dissappointed and you won't have to spend a lot of money.

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Where is Zama in relation to El Paraiso? I'm thinking of taking a day trip down there and would like to hit both places. They are both incredibly beautiful. Which has the better food etc?
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zama is a long walk south of elparaiso
www.intulum.com go to there map.
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Where is Zama in relation to El Paraiso? I'm thinking of taking a day trip down there and would like to hit both places. They are both incredibly beautiful. Which has the better food etc?
We ate at Zama's alot. Breakfast Lunch and Dinner. Everything was fantastic. Cant wait to go back for the French Toast Fruit and Bacon.
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zama is a long walk south of elparaiso
www.intulum.com go to there map.
Cant get the website to work. But do they really have a live operator.
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go to the site ,then click on on full screen (recommended) then that page opens...choose the map.
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