Restaurante Bar Santo Mercado Tulum

How to get from Cancun to Santo Mercado Tulum

Learn the easiest way to get from Cancun to Santo Mercado Tulum in just two steps.

Every time you log into Instagram, you see many photos of famous people in Tulum having the time of their lives: From athletes, influencers to super magazine models.

So you decided to grab your bags and take the trip to that place full of mysticism and high-end vibes. There’s only one problem: How do you get to Tulum?


This article may interest you: Mexican Cuisine in Tulum. 


Now, we explain in 2 easy steps how to get from Cancun to Tulum, and get to know the best market and restaurant: Santo Mercado Tulum.


1.- Learn about Tulum.

Tulum is a magical place full of magic, beaches, ruins, cenotes, and more. In the times of the Mayan civilization it used to be called Zama, a word that means “morning” or “dawn”, it is the only settlement with a pyramid overlooking the sea, besides being characterized by the mystique of the Descending God (the real identity of this Mayan deity is not yet known), its murals that denote the importance that the Mayans gave to aquatic activities and rituals, and references to the great god, Kukulkan: The feathered serpent of death and resurrection.

In addition to these Mayan ruins, we recommend these places to visit in Tulum:

  • Santo Mercado Tulum: Enjoy the passion and flavor of Mexican cuisine in its best expression, classic dishes that we improve for the most demanding palates thanks to our authentic homemade flavor shows the variety and seasonality inherent to Mexican cuisine.
  • Tulum Wood Sculpture: Just go to the entrance of Raw Love and AHAU Tulum.
  • Papaya Playa Beach Club.


Santo Mercado Tulum


2.- Take a private transfer from Cancun airport.


Once you have arrived from your domestic or international flight, we recommend you to look for a private transportation service, since the way will be easier. Take your private transfer to Tulum in the direction of Santo Mercado Tulum and make yourself comfortable.

The cost of private transportation is approximately $80 USD for a van with capacity for up to 6 people.


2a.- How to get to Tulum from downtown Cancun.

Now, let’s say you are in downtown Cancun and you want to travel cheaply to Santo Mercado Tulum. You have 2 options:

  1. Another cheap and easy option is to take a Cancun – Tulum bus from the ADO bus station located in downtown Cancun (to get there just take a cab and ask the driver to take you to the ADO station). A ticket costs between $ 10 and $ 15 USD depending on the time and season.
  2. One of the most popular options, if you are on a budget, is to take a shared van across the street from the ADO bus station in downtown Cancun to Playa del Carmen and then switch from Playa del Carmen to another van going to Tulum. Prices hover around 5-10 USD for the trip in general, so it is definitely a cheap option.


How to get Tulum


Enjoy Santo Mercado Tulum.


In the heart of Tulum’s hotel zone, Santo Mercado offers an experience where your senses converge creating perfect notes for an unforgettable experience.



Once you arrive, you won’t want to leave!

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