Taxis are the most common form of transportation around Tulum Pueblo and Tulum Beach.Â Â There are 2 main areas in Tulum Pueblo where the taxis will line up.Â The first is right outside the sydicato about 2 blocks into town when entering from the North (or Cancun direction.) This is right across from the Don Caffetto restaurant. Â The other is right Â in front ofÂ the ADO bus stationÂ towards the southern end of town. Â There also taxis ready at the Tulum Ruins as well as at Playa Maya south of the ruins on the beach road. Â You can always flag down any taxi driving by as well.
The base rate isÂ around 20 Â pesos if you stay in the immediate downtown area or very near by (say to Super SF or Villas Tulum neighborhood).Â At night the price goes up a little.Â To get to the beach will range between 50 pesos for the nearer hotels like to Mezzanine and Luna Maya.Â Going up to around 100 pesos to get all the way south towards the Sian Ka’an Bioreserve.Â It is always a good idea to check with the driver before you get going.
There are signs posted near the ADO bus station in Tulum that ill tell you how much a ride would cost. Â It is good to have a general idea.
Taxi drivers here are very nice.Â I have been to places where the taxis run you all over town because you do not know the town and try to charge you a lot.Â This was really common in San Francisco where I lived. Here that is not really possible.Â The town is very small and not that vast.Â So long as you have a general idea you should be fine. Â Having said that, keep your head about you and pay attention. Â There are always a few bad apples that ruin the hard and honest work that many taxi drivers are doing.
Please remember that people here do live on tips.Â If you were really happy with your driver – tip – it is always appreciated.
One nice option around Tulum is to use taxi drivers for tours.Â I have many taxi driver friends that offer very popular tours to Tulum ruins, some cenotes, Coba ruins and the monkey reserve forÂ fraction of the cost of a tour.Â You can have up to 4 people in a taxi and you have the driver at your disposal. Â Rather then waiting around for a lot of people to gather together you can sit back with your friends or family and enjoy the day forÂ A LOT less.Â Â Many taxi drivers work with another person and therefore can accomodate larger groups.Â I think that this is the very best option for seeing the ruins and cenotes.
I know drivers that do tours to :
Sian Ka’an Bioreserve
Playa del Carmen
and to the Cancun airport
There are many other options as well.
Â The taxi drivers are very flexible, most speak English and they provide a more relaxed and personal day. Â Please feel free to contact us at TulumLiving@gmail.com to arrange a taxi tour or a driver.