CENTRO / TULUM PUEBLO
The town center or “Centro” has lodging options for all budgets and almost all of them have air conditioning. Tulum Pueblo holds dozens of authentic restaurants, exciting night clubs and bars, and often street festivals. On the edges of Centro are a few jungle areas that have mostly smaller, more rustic lodging. You can choose from cozy guesthouses or even stay in a hut!
ZONA HOTELERA / ESMERELDA K
The Zona Hotelera and Esmerelda K beach areas are about 10-20 minutes south of town (by car) right on the ocean. The Zona Hotelera has mostly upscale accommodations, many with private beachfronts and beautiful swimming pools. The Zona Hotelera itself is roughly divided into three different areas. The North, located up near the ruins, is the quiet, romantic area. The chic Middle has the beach clubs, restaurants and most of the nightlife. And the South and “Esmerelda K ” areas are very family-friendly and boast wide sandy beaches.