Tulum is located south of Cancun and Playa del Carmen along the shores of the Riviera Maya. The drive from Playa del Carmen will take around one hour. The best advice is to get there as early as possible for 2 reasons. The heat can become pretty high once it is noon and the tourist will start rolling in. The side is surprisingly large and we needed like one hour to walk around since there are a lot of old ruins and each of them is worth to admire. The highlight is certainly the ruin overlooking the ocean. I dont think there are many ruins like this in this world; especially since under the ruins you will find a lovely beach. The trip to Tulum will be the highlight of your vacation in this area and it shouldn’t be missed.