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Turtles, Tranquility, and Lower Rates: Why Tulum's Low Season is Worth the Visit

Updated: May 9, 2023


Girl relaxing by the private pool in Tulum Mexico in the summer.

Caribbean destinations are not just for winter getaways. Summer travel has become increasingly popular with those seeking a relaxing beach getaway with an added joy of a cultural experience. Tulum, Mexico is known for its generous expanses of soft white sand, lush jungles, bohemian flair, and rich history. There is good reason this idyllic beach destination is at the top of many travelers' bucket lists. There is lots to discover and a vibrant community of music, food and wellness year round. By choosing to travel during the slow season, visitors can experience the magic and allure of this amazing destination at a slower pace and at lower rates.


May is a special time in Tulum as the turtles come ashore to nest on the beaches of Tulum. These nests are marked by conservationists and will hatch naturally throughout the summer and all the way to November. The turtles bring a special energy our nature-loving guests and families are sure to enjoy. It is an opportunity to experience the enchanting journey of the turtles firsthand, in their natural habitat and in a harmonious way. Summer guests may be lucky enough to see the babies hatch from their nests and make their way to the sea. It is extraordinary to quietly witness their journey.



In addition to experiencing the wonder of the turtles, the slow season also means lower rates and a slower pace.


Slow season is the ideal time to explore the Mayan ruins of Tulum, where you can immerse yourself in the mysticism of this beautiful location without the usual crowds. These ancient ruins formed a walled trading port city serving the major center of Cobá from the 13th to the 16th centuries. Notable attractions include the exquisite watchtower El Castillo, which towers over the Caribbean Sea, and the Temple of the Frescoes, adorned with blue-green murals depicting Mayan gods.


Visitors can also find good deals on cenote excursions for that refreshing freshwater dip.


For those travelers looking for an easy summer holiday with sea breezes, salty air, icy coconuts, and freshly squeezed juices, Tulum should be at the top of your summer holiday list. After all, summertime is all about escaping routines and heading to the beach. With cute boutiques, open-air restaurants, and dreamy wellness offerings, those travelers who think outside the box, and explore Tulum in the off-season will be handily rewarded by a rich experience.



Visit Zorba and Mahayana Tulum. We will ensure you have the best beach vacation possible. We offer genuine and trustworthy hospitality for small groups, families, and solo women travelers. Our team can help you fully immerse in the vibrant culture and natural surroundings of Tulum, and you may find yourself never wanting to leave. All villas enjoy privately maintained beachfront, air conditioning, and refreshing swimming pools to offer the ultimate summer getaway.


We hope to welcome you to one of our beach homes for an exceptional holiday stay!


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