Tulum is home to the largest underground water system in the world, ancient Mayan ruins, stunning coral reefs, and one of Mexico’s largest biosphere reserves, Sian Ka'an UNESCO World Heritage site.
We are lucky to have an onsite dive shop with our friends, Mexidivers, offering many wonderful activities; some of those are listed below.
Here you'll find some of our favorite curated experiences that our Concierge team can book for you as a private or group tour. Any pricing listed is current to our knowledge but always subject to change.
Snorkel: Explore the unique crystalline water system with thousands of stalagmites & stalactites, fish, fruit bats, and sunken orchid gardens. 4 hour guided experience includes snorkel gear, flashlight, wet suit, water & transportation. 90 US per person.
Dive: Everything above, but from below! Certified divers can explore the ancient open waters, caverns or caves of the Maya. A truly surreal experience! 4 hour guided experience includes dive gear, flashlight, wet suit, water & transportation. 160 US per person.
Snorkel: Hop on the boat at Zamas Beach with Mexidivers for this amazing coral reef exploration to see marine life like turtles, stingrays, barracudas, and colorful fish. 2 hour guided experience includes snorkel gear, life jacket & water. 60 US per person.
Dive: Grab your gear and get to the Mexidivers boat at Zamas Beach. There are dives for all levels, from discovery dives to experienced divers. Hang out at the bottom of the sea with majestic turtles, fish, crustaceans, and more. 4 hour guided experience includes dive gear, life jacket & water. 125 US per person.
The Tulum ruins are very close to Zamas and are the only site built on the water. We recommend visiting very early or later in the day to avoid the sun and crowds.
The Cobá site is 45 minutes inland and is a large site with lots of vegetation. Visitors can rent bikes to explore the site on wheels (and pedicabs are available as well).
Ek Balam is a less visited site about 1.5 hours inland. You’re still allowed to scale some of the structures and several of them are still being excavated & restored.
Chichen Itza was one of the largest Maya cities and is one of the most popular sites to visit today. It’s about a 2.5 hour drive inland from Zamas.
PUNTA ALLEN SNORKEL
Enjoy a full day boat tour of the turquoise coastal waters of Sian Ka’an. It is common to see a large variety of birds as well as dolphins, crocodiles, manatees, and sea turtles. Snorkel in the colorful coral reefs and swim alongside schools of tropical fish. Complete your day on the water by savoring a cold drink and delicious meal on the tranquil beaches of Punta Allen.
MUYIL CANAL FLOAT
First you will visit ancient Mayan ruins of Muyil and if you like, climb a watchtower to capture an incredible view overlooking the jungle canopy and Muyil lagoon. Then hop on a small boat that brings you across the lagoon to enjoy a relaxing float down a canal with natural current once used by the Maya for trade.