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Swimming in Cenotes, Coba Ruins & Tacos Stands in Tulum, Mexico

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Ruins at the beach. Photo by Vince Russell on Unsplash.

I’m really excited to interview Katrina Julia of Fit Life Creation about Tulum, Mexico. Katrina’s tips for the best things to do in Tulum are awesome because she is a global traveler that loves to experience new cities in far-off places. Katrina lived in Tulum for three months and loved the food, people, and history of the city.

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Rent a bike to ride to the beach and explore the city.

Tulum, Mexico

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit Mexico, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Enjoy delicious food at Matcha Mama

Getting around Tulum

The local airport is Cancun International Airport (CUN), which is about 1.5 hours from Tulum.

Katrina says that, if you’re staying downtown, there’s no need to rent a car. Biking around Tulum is a great option and they also have great public transportation. Most visitors take a taxi, shuttle, or guided tour if they’re exploring outside the city core.

If you decide to rent a car, click here for the best offers from Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

Best things to do in Tulum Mexico - Katrina Julia - Mayan ruins

There are many Mayan ruins to explore in the local area.

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Katrina Julia about Tulum, Mexico. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Tulum, Mexico
  • Green dots = best things to do in Tulum, Mexico
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Tulum, Mexico

Who is Katrina Julia?

Katrina is a multi-passionate entrepreneur, athlete, traveler, and the creator & CEO of all-in-one lifestyle brand FIT Life Creation. She has experience with 7 plus industries, graduated with an MBA,  and has earned her CPA license. Plus, she has been featured on the NBC Apprentice TV Show. Katrina has transformed every area of life from the inside out and continues traveling the world now to 7 continents for 2 plus years!

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Here are a few articles that she’s written:

You can connect with Katrina on her website and on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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Enjoy the chips, avocado and fish. Everything is fresh and amazing.

Stay tuned for our next episode

Best things to do in Sydney Australia - Linda King headshotListen to the next episode when Linda King of The Smart Travelista shares the best things to do in Sydney, Australia. In this episode, Linda and I talk about having a drink at the Sydney Opera House, shopping at the weekend markets at The Rocks, and taking a ferry to Taronga Zoo. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.

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