Top Ten Budget Honeymoon Vacations

Tulum, Mexico
Ruins and beach view of El Castillo in Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
El Castillo in Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico (Joe Sohm/Digital Vision/Getty)

6. Tulum, Mexico
Sure, you could go to just about any part of Mexico and find a steal of a deal. But why not hit up one of its most prized entities, Tulum, and skip the madness that is Cancun and Cozumel entirely? This way you won't be stuck braving a crowd of drunken spring breakers away from their parents for the first time during your one-on-one with your new spouse. Tulum, which is just a half-hour outside of Cancun (making it an easy—and affordable—spot to reach), offers intimate luxury and privacy at a reasonable price.

The site of a walled Mayan city, Tulum rests on the Yucatan Peninsula and is well known for its ruins, which are among the most famous in the world. Additionally, it's home to many high-adrenaline activities like zip-lining, cavern snorkeling, and skycycle canopy adventures—all of which can be enjoyed at Hidden Worlds Cenotes Park. The diving is quite popular, too, thanks to Tulum's position along the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest reef in the world, and its underwater formations like cenotes and limestone sinkholes.
Tulum Travel Guide

Published: 2 Dec 2009 | Last Updated: 24 May 2012
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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