Hi! If you’re here, it means that you are interested in learning more about the best way to enjoy Tulum by bike or motorcycle, right? In that case, come with us and let’s get our hands on the handlebars!
We know that you and your friends are seeking for new adventures in the best scenic spots while experiencing the eco-chic jungle lifestyle and without a doubt, Tulum offers the most incredible landscapes!
Imagine taking the best selfie ever, surrounded by a natural background that turns into an organic photo booth. As you discover an epic angle for your pic, you do a hike around the jungle trails that will lead you to some of the most beautiful hidden gems, such as a crystal-clear cenote.
With IBike you will be able to access the cenotes and beaches directly, as well as the famous Tulum Archaeological Zone. But if you want the best shot of the majestic pyramid, our advice is to be there early since there is a constant amount of people wanting to experience and remember this wonderful site, a legacy from our Mayan ancestors.
If you dreaming to do an epic photo of the sea and the cliff by the pyramid, you won’t be disappointed. However, due to the Covid-19 regulations implemented for everyone’s general safety, access to the beaches at the Archaeological Zone is not permitted at this time. We sure hope this will change in the future, so that you can admire the impressive combination of the Mayan temples lying next to the turquoise and pristine waters that make Quintana Roo a unique destination.
Either before or after visiting the pyramids, we highly recommend that you check out the MYSTIKA Gallery, located at a very short distance from the gate of the Archaeological Zone. This gallery is an audiovisual showroom created by an artist called Pepe Soho, you will love it! Getting there from our store is really easy: head towards the intersection at the Federal Highway and turn right, once you reach the pedestrian bridge, turn right again and you will find several places to safely park your bike or scooter. At iBike we offer you a 30% discount on your entrance ticket, find Pepe Soho on Instagram for more information. Instagram.
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With our scooters, bikes or vespas you can easily access the main local beaches, and if you still can’t decide which ones you’d like to visit, here are some tips.
The road is easy to find. When you exit the iBike shop, take the same avenue that leads to the beach and when you see the roundabout with the billboards, you can either go left towards the PUBLIC BEACHES, or head right towards the HOTEL ZONE.
If you choose to turn left at the roundabout, our top picks are Playa Ruinas, Playa Paraíso and Las Palmas. These beautiful beaches are famous for their powdery white sands, and they are also public so you will have plenty of space to park your iBike and enjoy a sunbath or a dip in the turquoise water.
Around the public beach area you will be able to find the boat stops, which are ready to take you on the most exciting snorkeling tours, reef explorations, and much more.
If you are looking to get away from the crowds and enjoy a quiet and peaceful day in a public beach, Playa Paraíso is definitely a good option. There is a beach club with affordable prices where you can have a refreshing margarita or maybe some fish tacos. And for maximum comfort, beach lounge chairs and umbrellas are available for rent, so enjoy!
While at the beach, if you walk towards the left, the Mayan pyramid and the cliffs will suddenly appear. This is one of the best angles for taking a selfie with the pyramid as a background, just be advised that you might encounter turtle nests if you visit Tulum during the nesting period, so please avoid stepping over them. The nests are easy to identify because they are marked and cordoned off.
You won’t encounter any problems as you walk over the sand of Tulum, since these beaches are almost 20 meters long so there is plenty of room for your towel, your drinks, and even a little dancing if you feel like it!
However, if at the roundabout you choose to turn right, then you are venturing towards the Tuluminati path. The first thing you must know is that this area offers world class hotels, beach clubs and restaurants. Nowadays, this hub is one of the most visited in Riviera Maya, making it difficult and annoying to navigate by car, so congratulations! Since you have chosen to roll with an iBike, you won’t be stuck in traffic and instead you will be free to move around, investing your time in fun activities and unique experiences only.
Have your camera ready, a fully charged battery, and enough memory in your devices because you will be wanting to record hundreds of stories for your social media from the very beginning of the road. One of the first places that will leave you breathless is the Sferik Museum inside the famous Azulik Hotel. There are bike-racks for your iBikes, making it very easy for you to do a tour inside the premises and admire the unique architecture.
Further ahead you will arrive at Punta Piedra, where the road becomes narrow and the sea lashes against the rocky shoreline. Only those traveling by bike or motorcycle will have the opportunity to stop next to the road for a breath of salty air and a snapshot of the majestic pelicans that will be posing for your Instagram feed.
If you are around the Hotel El Pez early in the morning, you will be able to see the local fishermen across the street in pure action, gathering the catch of the day. If you are interested in catching some fresh fish, you can approach them and they will most likely teach you a trick or two.
Following the road ahead, you will run into legendary Instagram spots that you can’t miss, such as the Rabbit Head sculpture, the Hand of Bagalum, BTLife Tulum, and the famous Tuluminati sign that reads: “Follow that Dream.”
It is important to know that since this area is an exclusive hotel zone, accessing the beaches is not an easy task because the entrances are through restaurants, cabanas or beach clubs, which is why we suggest you to be prepared to have a drink, a fish taco or a tostada de ceviche in one of the many beach restaurants in the area.
Take advantage of the fact that our friends at Funky Burrito, which are located in this area, are offering you a COMPLETELY FREE BREAKFAST with the rental of a bike or motorbike over the weekend. What can be better than pedaling in for your breakfast, which will give you the energy to enjoy the rest of your day at the beach?
If you love to surf or want to give it a try for the first time, this side of Tulum is the best beach shore to do so, as well as for the other board sports such as windsurf and kiteboard. The shops are fully equipped and operate with certified instructors, so don’t hesitate to go for it!
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Whether you visit the Public Beaches or the Hotel Zone, it will be a memorable adventure for sure since you will be discovering amazing places as you ride your iBike motorcycles or bicycles. You will never forget the salty breeze on your skin, the warmth of the sea, and the blue Caribbean skies of Tulum.
Here at iBike we are happy to help you live out your top experience while visiting this destination. We have been offering the best service for 10 years now, so you can trust us along the way as you enjoy every moment of your quest to discover the jewel of México, our wonderful Tulum.