Mexico's Caribbean Coast- From Isla Mujeres Down to Tulum and Everything In Between

Group 6 Quintana Roo, Mexico
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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About the location

In this guide I go over one of my favorite place- the Quintana Roo state of Mexico. This is the state that lies along the Caribbean sea. The blend of Caribbean beaches and "island time" paired with Mexican culture, hospitality and food is amazing. Just inland is rain-forest, Mayan ruins and fishing villages waiting to be explored. Along the coast are small cities boasting high end restaurants, shopping, nightlife and a proud Mexican art scene and just off shore lie the islands of Isla Mujeres and Cozumel. I touch on all these regions from places to stay (hostels, hotels, resorts and private villas) places to eat (from hole-in-the-wall local joints to special occasion spots) and some of my favorite things to see and do. Helping make your trip that much easier. 

Guide Highlights

Isla Mujeres- get away from the crowds to this tiny island off the coast of Cancun where you can self explore by golf cart.

Playa del Carmen- head to this centrally located hub on the Rivera Mayan coast for some of the best food and shopping around.

Tulum- looking for a happening party spot popular with young social media influencers and a boho vibe? Look no further

Puerto Morelos- More interested in an off the beaten path fishing village? Try this spot on the coast line

Guide Summary

In this guide I go over the full Quinatan Roo coast including Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa Maroma, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Xcaret, Akumal and Tulum (including Tulum town and Tulum coast from Solimon bay down to the hotel strip). No matter what you are looking for (best beaches, best parties, best food, best snorkeling, best Mayan ruins) this guide will cover it and breakdown each area so you know what part of the coast is best for you.

Featured in this guide

Local food
Photo spots
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Group 31 Museums
Foodie favorites
Group 39 Art
Laid-back or relaxation
Group 14 Hidden Gems
Group 32 Historical
Group 36 Shopping
Water sports
Group 33 Walkable

Great for these trips

Solo
Cultural / Historical
Family with kids
Girls / Guys Trip
Family without kids
Romantic / Honeymoon
Backpacking
Beach
Active / Adventure
Wellness / Rejuvenating
City
Weekend Getaway

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  • Guide Architect

    Cassandra Londono

    Cassandra Londono

    Traveler, Foodie, Explorer. I am an advocate for responsible tourism and love indulging in local experiences.