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North Beach in Tulum: The Best Place to Relax

Playa Paraiso

North Beach in Tulum where the crystal-clear waters are as refreshing as a mint mojito and the soft white sand is like walking on powdered sugar. It is probably one of the best public beaches in Tulum you will find yourself in. 

This is the place where relaxation is the only item on your to-do list, and the only decision you have to make is whether to order a piña colada or a margarita from the beachside bar. It’s a little slice of paradise where time seems to slow down, and worries melt away. So come for the beach, stay for the good vibes, and leave with a sun-kissed glow and a smile that lasts for days.

The North Beach Zone is the crown jewel of Tulum National Park, where history meets paradise. Picture this: 4 kilometers of stunning beachfront stretching from the Mayan ruins in the north all the way down to the tourist police station. And let’s not forget the unofficial extension up north to Tankah – shhh, don’t tell anyone, it’s our little secret. 

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This area is the epitome of tranquility with just a few hotels, restaurants, and beach clubs – because who needs crowds when you have pristine beaches all to yourself?

But don’t be fooled by the quiet, my friend. Playa Paraiso, Playa Pescadores, Playita Tortuga, Santa Fe, and Ruins Beach are all hidden gems waiting to be explored. And if you’re feeling extra adventurous, take a dip in the breathtaking cenotes at Casa Cenote and Dos Ojos, where the swimming is as refreshing as a cold cerveza on a hot day. Tulum’s North Beach Zone – where the past and present collide spectacularly.

What are the best beaches in North Tulum

Playa Paraiso 

The stunning Playa Paraiso is the beach of all beaches in Tulum. This beauty may be popular, but fear not, there’s plenty of room for all. In fact, it’s so expansive it could probably host a small country (okay, maybe not that big, but you get the idea). 

And let’s talk about those towering palm trees and turquoise waters – it’s like something out of a movie. 

Playa Paraiso

You’ll be in for a treat if you’re lucky enough to snag a spot at the Playa Paraiso Beach Club. Sip on a cold cocktail, bask in the upbeat atmosphere and let your worries float away with the tide. 

But for those looking for a more serene experience, venture further away from the club, where you can enjoy some peace and quiet. Playa Paraiso – where the only thing more beautiful than the scenery is the people enjoying it.

Playa Pescadores

Playa Pescadores is the poster child for picturesque beaches near Tulum. Rise and shine, early birds, because if you’re lucky enough to arrive in the morning, you can witness the local fishermen arriving in their quaint little boats, bringing the freshest fish to the town. 

It’s like a scene straight out of a movie. And as the day wears on, kiosks begin to open up along the beach, offering up some killer excursions like snorkeling. 

If you decide to take a boat tour from Playa Pescadores, make sure to have your camera ready because the nearby Tulum Ruins are quite the sight to behold. So, grab your sunhat and your camera and prepare for a day of pure bliss at Playa Pescadores.

Playa Ruinas

Ladies and gentlemen, gather round because I’m about to introduce you to the tiniest but mightiest beach in Tulum – Playa Ruinas.

Nestled at the foot of a cliff that holds El Castillo (Tulum’s largest ruins), this beach is unique and picturesque – basically the ultimate Insta-worthy spot. 

The calm, turquoise waters are as inviting as they come, and if you’re lucky enough to get there early in the morning, you might just have the place to yourself (cue “All By Myself” playing in the background). 

Sure, you can take a dip in the water or lay out on the beach, but beware, it’s small and might get a bit crowded around early afternoon. So, grab your phone and snap some fantastic pictures at Playa Ruinas – the little beach that packs a big punch.

Playa Santa Fe

Playa Santa Fe – a stunning stretch of sand located right next to the world-famous Tulum Archaeological Zone in Quintana Roo, Mexico. 

And the best part? You can enjoy all its splendor without even opening your wallet because entering the beach is absolutely, 100% free! Plus, it has easy public access, making it the perfect spot for beach-goers of all shapes and sizes. 

So, pack your sunscreen and your sense of adventure, and get ready to soak up the sun and the history at Playa Santa Fe.

The Best Hotels in North Tulum Beach

Mezzanine, a Colibri Boutique Hotel – Adults Only 

Indulge in some A-list treatment with Mezzanine, a Colibri Boutique Hotel – Adults Only. Get ready to kick back and soak up some serious bliss – from the warm rays of the sun to the jaw-dropping views of the Caribbean Sea. 

And did we mention the food? Award-winning chef, check. Authentic Thai cuisine, check. Delicious beach food, check check. You’ll be in foodie heaven.

Mezzanine, a Colibri Boutique Hotel - Adults Only  is one of the best hotels in north beach in tulum

But wait, there’s more! Sink your toes into the warm sand of one of the best beaches on the Yucatan Peninsula, take a dip in the refreshing water, and let all your worries melt away. 

And when you’re done with all that beach-y goodness, head back to the lap of luxury at Mezzanine. This stunning, luxurious hotel boasts top-notch service that’ll have you feeling like royalty. 

So pack your bags, bring your appetite, and get ready to live your best life at Mezzanine – the Mexican vacation you’ve been waiting for.

El Paraíso Hotel 

El Paraíso Hotel has got you covered! Located on the famous “Paradise Beach” in Tulum National Park, this eco-friendly hotel brings nature and modern comforts together like never before.

With only 10 rooms, you’ll get that intimate vibe you’ve been looking for, but don’t worry, you won’t have to give up your flat-screen TV, air conditioning, or 24-hour security. Plus, you can stay connected with free WiFi.

El Paraiso Hotel Tulum

Want to explore the area? Go snorkeling, diving, cycling, or fishing – the choice is yours! Need transportation? El Paraíso Hotel has got you covered with bicycle rentals. Cancun International Airport is just 122 km away, and the Mayan Ruins are just a short 700 m walk. So, what are you waiting for? Come join the couples who have already rated El Paraíso Hotel a 9.2 for their romantic getaway!

La Diosa Tulum Resort & SPA! 

Looking for a divine vacation? Look no further than La Diosa Tulum Resort & SPA! This 4-star hotel, located just 200m from Playa Pescadores, has everything you need to feel like a goddess or god on your trip.

Take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, stroll through the garden, or relax on the terrace with some garden views. And don’t forget to indulge in some delicious cuisine at the on-site restaurant and bar.

La Diosa Hotel in North Beach in Tulum

Need to get around? No problem! The hotel offers airport transfers and bicycle rentals, so you can explore Tulum with ease.

Don’t settle for an ordinary vacation. Make it divine with La Diosa Tulum Resort & SPA!

Diamante K – Inside of Tulum National Park 

Where you can enjoy a “diamond” vacation. This 3-star hotel facing the beachfront offers everything you need for a memorable stay. Take a dip in the outdoor pool, stroll through the garden, or relax on the terrace. And if you’re feeling a bit peckish, the hotel’s restaurant and bar will hit the spot. You can also stay connected with the free WiFi and be entertained with the evening shows. 

Rooms at Diamante K feature a safety deposit box, and some even have balconies and sea views. Don’t worry about the essentials – bed linen and towels are provided.

Diamante K - Inside of Tulum National Park

Wake up to a delicious American breakfast, and then head out to explore nearby hotspots like Las Palmas Beach, South Tulum Beach, and Paraíso Beach. Cozumel International Airport is just a hop, skip, and a jump away – 81 km to be exact – and the hotel offers a paid airport shuttle service. So what are you waiting for? Come shine bright like a diamond at Diamante K!

Kai Tulum

This little gem of a hotel is situated on the beach and away from the hustle and bustle of the busier Tulum beaches. And if that wasn’t enough to make you pack your bags, the staff are super friendly and always ready to assist. They even go the extra mile by being super reachable before you arrive. 

a room in kai tulum, which is located in north beach in tulum

The rooms are just lovely with a fantastic view of the garden. And let’s talk about the space in the room; there’s ample storage for all your stuff and a bathroom that’s to die for. You won’t regret staying here!

Hotel Poc Na Tulum 

Hotel Poc Na Tulum is situated within the Tulum Archeological Site and features a restaurant, bar and complimentary restaurant Wi-Fi. Free private parking is also available on site. Some rooms offer sea or garden views.  

Couples gave the location a 9.2 rating for a two-person trip.

The hotel is popular for snorkeling and diving. Parque Nacional Tulum is nearby and the Bus station Tulum Ruins is 1.4 miles away. The nearest airport is Cozumel International Airport, which is 39 miles from the property. 

Hotel Poc Na Tulum

North Beach Tulum is a beautiful and tranquil area with stunning white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. It offers a variety of accommodations, restaurants, and activities, making it an ideal location for travelers looking for a more relaxed and secluded vacation. With its natural beauty and serene atmosphere, North Beach Tulum is definitely a must-visit destination for those seeking a peaceful escape. 

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