Decisions, Decisions: Cancun Vs. Tulum

What’s your favorite spot to visit in Mexico?

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Spring break is approaching and the beach is calling. Let’s take a look at Mexico. While Cancun has long been a Mexican hotspot, there’s another one on the horizon. Just south of Cancun is a gorgeous location called Tulum and it’s gaining a lot of popularity. Decisions, decisions.

According to USA Today, Cancun has been known as a major “Mexico tourism beach destination” since the late 60s. Cancun became such a hit it encouraged further development south along Mexico’s Caribbean coast. As a result, the nature-based Riviera Maya and archaeological site of Tulum became sought-after attractions.

Upon landing at Cancun International Airport – whether you arrived by plane, magic carpet or on Superman’s back (whatever floats your boat) – you can rent your own car, if you’re not in a tour guide kind of mood. The main highway, Route 307, is a well-maintained road with clear signs along the way (easy, breezy, beautiful Cancun drive).

If you’re a party animal already picking out what’s going to look best under the clubs’ neon lights and you plan on singing “We Can’t Stop,” then say hello to Cancun and “Thank You, Next” to Tulum. USA Today recommends Cancun for travelers seeking a “high-octane nightlife.”

Don’t think I’ve forgotten those seeking a little R & R – Tulum has your name written all over it. In this city, you can loosen that tie and slip-on that cushy bathrobe at one of the low-key boutique hotels. Turn that airplane mode on or switch your phone off because it’s called taking a vacation.

The best part about both cities is that you don’t have to stay put. You can head even further south past Tulum, and visit the towns of Bacalar, Mahahual and Chetumal. In Bacalar, situated 16 miles inland on the shores of  the Lagoon of Seven Colors, you can visit an 18th-century pirate museum, and in Cenotre Azul, you can go snorkeling and stay in an affordable cabin in the beachfront village of Mahaual. You can also travel to Chetumal, where you can experience history at the Museum of Mayan Culture and nature at the Manatee Sanctuary.

Read about the full Mexico getaway experience on USA Today here.

Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

What’s your favorite spot to visit in Mexico?

79% Cancun
21% Tulum
79% Cancun
21% Tulum
80% Cancun
20% Tulum



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