Thinking of Cancun as a pure beach thing for a vacation might be interesting for people who want to do nothing but relax and hang out at the pool bar. People with a bit more energy in their tanks: Quintana Roo has more to offer, specially for those who are interested in history. The ruins of ancient Tulum are just a short 2 hour drive away from Cancun. Tulum is an amazing place to visit. Let’s travel back in time when the Mayan people rules the Americas.
Walking around Tulum ruins and exploring the seights takes around 3 hours. There is a public sandy beach at the sea side of the Mayan Riviera that can be accessed by wooden stairs.
Entrance Fee: 30 Peso
Parking Fee: 30 Peso
Official Website: http://tulum.gob.mx/Turismo