Tulum Named the #1 Destination on the Rise by TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor.com has realized what many of us have known for years – Tulum is one of the best places to go! The popular travel review website has come out with their 2015 Travelers’ Choice lists, and the destination of Tulum reigns at the top of the list for Top Destinations on the Rise Worldwide.

TripAdvisor TulumAlthough Tulum remains a small vacation destination, in recent years we have definitely seen it “on the rise”, as TripAdvisor says. This small beach town has become world-famous for its breathtaking beaches, lush natural surroundings, Mayan culture and excellent restaurants serving locally-sourced cuisine. This year, Tulum was also named a Pueblo Mágico (Magic Town) by the Mexican government for its outstanding charm and history.

Tulum TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards

Tulum organic cuisine Marlene Ordorica
Photo credit: Marlene Ordorica

Tulum sits just half an hour south of Akumal and marks the southern edge of the extensive Riviera Maya. The destination consists of three main areas: the Mayan ruins, the town, and the beach road / hotel strip, although you’ll also find stunning cenotes to explore in the surrounding jungle areas. It borders the northern edge of the immense Sian Ka’an Biosphere, setting you close to some of the Mexican Caribbean’s most gorgeous natural scenery and untouched beaches.

In this piece of paradise, you’ll find a laid-back “hippie chic” vibe where riding a bike to the beach is more commonplace than taking a taxi. Beachfront hotels have upscale style, but are often with limited electricity… the better to see the stars.

Bike in Tulum SouvenirFinder
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Azulik Tulum beach hotel
Azulik hotel

If you’re on the prowl for a Riviera Maya vacation home, Tulum provides some of the region’s most amazing beaches, restaurants and beach hotels, all within a 10-minute drive of each other. BuyPlaya Real Estate has a variety of lots, eco-chic condos and villas for sale in Tulum to suit a variety of budgets so you can build your dream vacation home or purchase a turnkey vacation rental condo. Click here to see the full list of Tulum properties for sale on BuyPlaya.com