Tulum or Cozumel or Both (and things to do)?
July 13, 2010 11:19 AM Subscribe
Tulum and Cozumel - which one or both, and what to see and do for an outdoorsy / photographer / SCUBA type...
posted by jnnla to travel & transportation (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Myself and the girl are looking to visit Mexico in mid September, specifically Tulum and / or Cozumel. We want a tropical feel, but we're much more into hiking / quiet beaching than we are into the Cancun luxury resort sort of experience. I am also an avid photographer and would love to see some beautiful unspoiled scenery. I must see the Coastal Ruins in Tulum, but beyond that I'm looking for other must-see / must-do things in the area. I am SCUBA certified and would love to do some scuba diving...but my girlfriend only snorkels...so ideally we are looking for an area that offers both. I am open to exploring nearby cenotes as well...
That all being said...I know I want to see Tulum...knowing that, is Cozumel worth it? We plan on being there for a week and would like to know which one to focus on. Would it be better to stay in Tulum and explore outward from there in day trips (perhaps visiting Cozumel for a day) or vice versa? Are they close enough that day trips between the two are feasible? Skip one or the other all together?
For reference, in the past I have enjoyed hiking in national parks in Thailand, camping in the jungles of southern Belize, Scuba diving in the Caribbean and sightseeing in the Mayan Ruins of Guatemala and Honduras...so that's kind of where I'm coming from. Knowing that...what would I enjoy most to do in Tulum / Cozumel? Thanks!