Cancun vs. Tulum: 10 Make-or-Break Pros & Cons, written by Laura, May 16, 2021.
You found this article, so you likely know this much—you want to lounge on a Caribbean beach in Mexico. But when it comes to the Yucatan, options can feel overwhelming. I’ll help you sort through the pros and cons of Cancun vs. Tulum so you can decide which is best for you.
Cancun vs. Tulum Overview
Before we get into the nitty-gritty pros and cons of visiting Cancun or Tulum, I put together this chart to give you an overview of what each destination does (and doesn’t) offer.
|Base for day trips||Yes||Yes|
|Public bus options||Yes||Yes|
Cancun or Tulum? Pros and Cons
If you’ve talked with people who’ve been to Cancun and Tulum, you probably have some ideas (and perhaps conflicting ones) about what these destinations are like.
Since some people’s cons are other people’s pros, I’ll cover ten items that typically make or break a trip to Cancun and Tulum. Like everyone, I have my favorite, and I’ll share it with you at the end.
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WRITTEN BY LAURA
Laura’s love for traveling started with a trip to Jamaica. Since then, she’s spent over five years living in Latin America and four years wandering the globe. She’s an early bird and backpacker at heart and can often be spotted with a dog or ten that she’s befriended along the way. Much of the content Laura writes on A Piece of Travel includes details on wheelchair accessibility, with the support of her brother-in-law and sister.