Tulum has a name that says it all. The ancient Mayans used to call it Zama, which stands for city of dawn, because the ruined city faces the sunrise. Its Mayan ruins, located in the shores of the caribbean ocean are recognized as one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Tulum is one of the most well preserved coastal Mayan sites. Weather averages 30 degrees celcius all year round, being the rainy season September to October.
Tulum is divided in a very convenient way. We could say the town has 2 parts, one of them a main avenue in Tulum town itself and the other a main avenue by the beach, where the Mayan ruins and hotels are located. Both areas are about 10 minutes from each other.
Tulum is a town with a very chilled atmosphere, where tourists move between spots by bike or cheap public transport. The town also has a bus station, with easy access to surrounding towns and attractions, incuding Chichen Itza, Playa del Carmen, Merida and Koba ruins.
During the morning, students of our school can learn Spanish, and in the afternoons, enjoy activities like visits to cenotes, to the beach, enjoy shisha in local spots, relax in town or enjoy a fresh lunch or snack. The school offers free yoga lessons, which students can enjoy during the early morning or late afternoons.
The nearest aiport to Tulum is Cancun airport. This is about an hour drive. Cancun airport is one of the most important hubs in Latina America, with connections to hundreds of destinations worldwide.
Some nearby attractions include the Sian Kaan natural reserve, where visitors can enjoy arranged tours to visits dolphins and turtles in thei natural environment or crocodiles as well. Another important spot is Koba, a set of Mayan ruins spread in the jungle, one of the most visited spots in the caribbean!
We recommend visiting Gran Cenote and Cenote Dos ojos. Cenotes are underwater caves where Mayans used to relax and celebrate rituals at times. Nowadays, visitors can do the same, enjoy their crystaline waters while taking the sun.