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THINGS TO DO

Enjoy Alea Tulum’s connection to nature and culture of Tulum, located right in front of tankah bay beach, overlooking the Caribbean Sea, and allow the quiet and exclusive area to take you to unthinkable places in the region.

In Tulum you will find endless attractions and things to discover, passing through the Mayan ruins, little-known cenotes, ecotourism parks, and one of the reefs with spectacular colors. Alea Tulum offers a variety of activities inside and outside the hotel, bike ride, kayak or paddleboard, or do some snorkeling; let us pamper you and guide you through this paradise discovery.

WHAT TO DO?

CENOTES

The ancient Maya had a strong connection with the cenotes, as they were their source of water and also considered them the entrance to the underworld. These pools of fresh and crystalline water have the largest extension of the Yucatan Peninsula, their depth can vary from 10 to 60 meters, and they exist closed or open. In them, you can do activities such as snorkeling, diving, zip line, diving or simply cool off with its cold waters.

We list some cenotes according to the proximity of the Alea tulum:

  1. Cenote Manatee. A few steps from the Hotel Alea is this charming cenote. In addition to being dazzled by the beauty of the flora and fauna that the cenote has, how this cenote converges in a lagoon that overlooks the sea you can see the manatees. Do not miss the opportunity to know this wonderful place and take a magnificent memory.

 

  1. Cenote Casa Tortuga. A short 10 minutes´drive from Alea Tulum. In this natural complex, you will find 4  different types of cenote, join the small tour in which you will discover their origin and the different existing types. And if after the tour you are hungry, there is a Mexican restaurant.

 

  1. Cenote Dos Ojos. only 20 minutes from Alea Tulum, you will find this cenote ideal for diving, the guides will accompany you throughout this tour since ,as a curious fact, its an underwater cave system of approximately 61km long, which makes it one of the largest in the world.

 

  1. Cenote Sac Actún. Located 17 km away towards Playa del Carmen, the adventure starts with the trip as you need to cross a small Mayan jungle, where you can admire the flora and fauna of the region, until you reach the 100 miles underwater cave system, considered the largest in the world. Ideal for snorkeling, swimming and diving.

 

  1. Cenote El Pit. You will find it 10 miles from the hotel towards Coba ruins. Its main attraction is to see how the rays of the sun illuminate the crystal clear waters of the cenote, reaching the depths, where they cross the layers of halocline and acid clouds, creating spectacular views.

 

  1. Gran Cenote just 14 km from the hotel. It is the most famous in the region, you can see in its crystal clear waters a variety of fish and turtles that live there. Snorkel or dive and connect with nature in this stunning eye of water.

 

  1. Cenote Calavera: only 15 minutes from the hotel. This semi-open cenote owes its name to the effect of when looking up from inside the cavern, you can see the shape skull through the three holes that form two eyes and a mouth. And when outside of the cenote, the sunrays illuminate the limestone sediments that are in the center, which allows to see a skull reflected by the light of the three holes.

 

  1. Cenote Escondido: 16 kilometers from Alea Tulum, you will find this large and deep freshwater pool ideal for swimming and cooling off, diving to see the fish and turtles that inhabit it.

 

  1. The Cenote Zacil-Ha, 18 kilometers from the hotel, with a depth of up to 3 meters, you will be amazed by this cenote and its green jade colors and its crystal clear waters, in which you can swim and snorkel or dive through its cavern that connects with the Cenote Calavera.

 

  1. Cenote Angelita, located 30 minutes from the hotel in Coba’s direction has crystal clear waters with turquoise tones that are ideal for diving as it has an approximate depth of 60 meters. During the first 30 meters, the water is transparent, but when passing this depth you can appreciate the effect of a river passing under the cenote.

 

  1. Cenote Yax Muul. 6 kilometers from Alea Tulum, this cenote offers excellent views and refreshing waters, you can appreciate the stalactites, stalagmites, and columns within the cavern. Here you can do different activities such as driving an all-terrain vehicle to explore the jungle.

MAYAN RUINS

The Riviera Maya is one of the destinations of the Mexican Caribbean where you can explore archaeological sites left by the Mayan culture and that has been preserved to this day.

Quintana Roo has 18 archaeological sites of which 3 are near Tulum and Alea Tulum.

  • Ruins of Tulum: Located just 10 minutes by car from Alea Tulum. They are small but impressive ruins, located above a 50 feet little cliff  limiting the turquoise-blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. The ruins of Tulum have one of the most beautiful beaches in the Riviera Maya. It can be toured in an hour and a half, and information panels are placed in front of each building in Spanish and English. Tour guides are available at an extra cost.

Recommendations:

    • Arrive early
    • Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes.
    • Wear a hat or a cap,
    • Put on sunscreen and insect repellent.
    • Bring hidrating beverages, food is not allowed to enter the ruins.
    • And bring your swimsuit and towel as you can bathe on the beach after you have walked and known the ruins of Tulum.
  • Ruins of Muyil: 34 minutes from Alea Tulum. This archaeological site owes its name to the two large lagoons located near the site, Muyil and Chunyaxché. This Mayan city, thanks to its strategic location, was important in trade, as it was on the trade route of the Caribbean sea and the canals of the region. It is an exceptional site since there are few that are in the middle of nature reserves. It is one of the 20 enclosures that are located in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. It is also one of the most important for its size and for the number of architectural buildings inside. From the site of Muyil you can take a boat trip on the canals. Boats take you to the Muyil lagoon passing through the mangroves of the Sian Ka’an reserve. Our front desk team can assist you book tours to this unique area.
  • Ruins of Coba: Located just 55 km from Alea Tulum; it is one of the highest pyramids of the Yucatan Peninsula, only surpassed by Chichen Itza, a place in the middle of the jungle with a fascinating atmosphere. We recommend you to visit these ruins by bicycle since being in the middle of the jungle the distances to travel are somewhat long. It is open from 9 am to 7pm, having as last hour of access  3pm. Tour a little of the jungle knowing more about the Mayan culture in Mexico.

ATTRACTIONS PARKS

  1. Jungla Maya Native Park
  2. Monkey Jungle
  3. Xel-há Park
  4. XCaret Park
  5. XSense Park
  6. XPlor Park
  7. XPlor Fuego
  8. Xcenotes
  9. Xavage Park by XCaret

NATURE

  1. Laguna de Kaan Luum
  2. Sian Ka’an
  3. Laguna de 7 colores (Bacalar)
  4. Rio Lagartos
  5. Las coloradas
  6. Isla Mujeres
  7. Isla de Cozumel
  8. Isla Contoy

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

  1. Snorkel and Kayak
  2. Bicycle
  3. Fishing
  4. Diving
  5. ATV tours
  6. Yoga class
  7. Temazcal

ART

  1. Cirque du soleil
  2. Rauxa – Cabaret & Burlesque | Sólo mayores de 18
  3. Art With Me Festival
  4. Sound Zero

EAT AND DRINK

  1. Tz’onot
  2. Mereva Restaurant
  3. Kitchen table
  4. Arca
  5. Hartwood
  6. Rosa Negra
  7. Taboo
  8. Kin Toh at Azulik for sunset
  9. Posada Magherita
  10. Gitano
  11. Casa Jaguar

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    Alea Tulum by Blue Sky is located in the bay of Tankah, with spectacular views over the second largest coral reef of the world. Decorated with natural stone and woods from the region, noble materials that transmit a luxury design and comfort in harmony with the surrounding nature. All the rooms count with amenities and services that can be found in the best establishments.

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    Fracc. Tankah III, Mza 3, Lte 28 Bahia de Soliman, 77760 Tulum, Q.R.

    PHONE

    +52 (984) 147 6570

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