Is Tulum Expensive?

Is Tulum expensive to visit?

Tulum is a moderately priced destination with an average daily cost of $122. Compared to the rest of North America, which is known to be an expensive region, it is a reasonably affordable place to visit. It's ranked in the top 25% of cities in North America for its affordability, comparable to places like Cozumel and Niagara Falls.



The beach of Tulum, Mexico

How expensive is Tulum?

On average, visitors spend about $122 per day when visiting Tulum (U.S. Dollars). Two travelers together would spend an average of $243 per day. Prices vary dramatically by travel style and length of trip, but if you stay at moderately priced hotels, eat at affordable restaurants, and use public transportation when possible, you can expect to stay close to this budget. See more travel costs for Tulum here.

How expensive is a weekend trip (three days) to Tulum?

A weekend trip to Tulum costs about $365 per person on average, based on the previous expenses of other travelers. This includes accommodation, sightseeting activities, transportation, food, and nightlife. For two people, a weekend trip costs $730.

How expensive is a one week (7-day) trip to Tulum?

Based on the travel expenses of others, a one week trip to Tulum costs around $852 on average, per person. This includes food, sightseeing, local transportation, accommodation, and nightlife. For two people, a one week trip costs $1,704.

Is it expensive to backpack in Tulum?

With more than 30 hostels around town, Tulum is a very popular backpacker destination. Hostels usually cost around $17 per night. There's a wide range in prices though, with the cheapest beds costing about $1 and the most expensive rooms costing about $60. (See hostel prices in Tulum here.)

Here are a few sample prices from popular hostels in Tulum.

  • $1 for a dorm bed at Che Tulum Hostel & Bar
  • $15 for a dorm bed at Mama's Home
  • $12 for a dorm bed at Mayan Monkey Tulum

Are hotels expensive in Tulum?

Hotel prices in Tulum are moderately priced and fairly even compared to hotels in other cities. You can expect to spend about $151 per night for a room on average. There are around 1 five star hotels in the city and they average $296 per night. Three star hotels average $155 a night and two star hotels average $89 per night.


Hotels by star rating in Tulum
Rating Number of Hotels Average Hotel Price
5 stars 1 $296
4 stars 37 $331
3 stars 110 $155
2 stars 42 $89
1 star 8 $209
No rating 14 $164

Carretera Tulum a Boca Paila Km 8.2, Tulum
Overall Rating 9.2
Av. Satelite Norte y calle Bubullek, Tulum
Overall Rating 9.0

How expensive are sightseeing activities in Tulum?

Activities and things to do in Tulum can vary in price depending on the type of activity, length, and location. Below are a number of popular activities to give you an idea of what to expect when visiting. Generally, previous travelers have spent $32 per day on sightseeing activities and things to do when visiting, which is more than the country's average of $25.

    • Private Cenote & Snorkeling Tour with Turtles in Akumal: $180
    • 4-Hour Cenotes Tour with Hotel Pickup in Riviera Maya: $109
    • Chichén Itzá & Cobá Ruins Adventure (Private, Full Day): $289
    • Private Ek Balam, Cenote & Valladolid tour: $290
    • Paddleboard Cenote Tour : $110
    • Half Day Private Snorkeling Tour in Cenotes of Tulum : $149
    • Archeological Guided Walking Tour in Tulum: $20
    • Temazcal Experience in Tulum Alternative Medicine Maya Heritage: $97

    Is food expensive in Tulum?

    Food in Tulum can vary in price depending on the restaurant and food options available. Generally, other travelers have spent $34 on food per person per day, which is more than the country's average of $30. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible.

    • Gourmet Experience: 5 Course Dinner, Cocktail Class and Wine Pairing: $159
    • Private Mayan Food Cooking Class and Cenote: $289
    • Tulum Vegan Food Tour: $92
    • Mexican Cooking from Scratch and Mezcal Tasting in a Local Home in Tulum: $96
    • Tulum Local Walking Food Tour: $89
    • Private transfer for 5 hours (go dinner,cenotes, shopping and more) : $299

    Is transportation expensive in Tulum?

    Local transportation in Tulum can vary in price depending on the type of transit used. Generally, other travelers have spent $28 on local transportation per person per day, which is more than the country's average of $20. To save money, take public transit whenever possible, as it will almost always be cheaper than a taxi or private driver.

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