Tulum Municipality

Tulum is ane o the ten municipalities that mak up the Mexican state o Quintana Roo. It became ane o the newest municipalities in the kintra when it wis formit on 13 Mairch 2008 as a result o its separation from Solidaridad Municipality.[3]

Official logo of Tulum
Location o Tulum Municipality in Quintana Roo
Location o Tulum Municipality in Quintana Roo
Tulum is located in Mexico
Location o Tulum Municipality in Quintana Roo
Coordinates: 20°12′43″N 87°27′57″W / 20.21194°N 87.46583°W / 20.21194; -87.46583
Kintra Mexico
State Quintana Roo
Municipal SeatTulum
 • Municipal Preses[1]Marciano Dzul Caamal
 • Laund2040 km2 (790 sq mi)
10 m (30 ft)
 • Municipality28,263
 • Urban
 • Demonym
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)
INEGI Code009
Major AirportCancún Internaitional Airport
WebsiteOffeecial Steid
Municipalities o Quintana Roo

Tulum is hame tae the Maya airchaeological steids o Tulum, an Cobá.



The municipality o Tulum borders the municipalities o Solidaridad tae the north an Felipe Carrillo Puerto tae the sooth, in the state o Quintana Roo. It borders Chemax Municipality an Valladolid Municipality in the state o Yucatán on the northwast an aw, an the Caribbean Sea on the east.

Orografie an hydrografie


Like maist o the Yucatan Peninsula Tulum is entirely flat wi a gentle slope towards the sea, so frae wast tae east, the aurie niver reaches a heicher altitude than 25 meters abuin sea level. The municipality is five metres abuin sea level on average.[4]

Like the rest o the peninsula's surface the laund haes a limestane base that does no allou the formation o surface water flows such as rivers an streams; the watter instead flows in unnergrund rivers that sometimes rise tae the surface in the cenotes. Lochs an cenotes are the major bouks o watter in the municipality.



Tulum haes 28,263 inhabitants accordin tae the 2010 census, a figur that haes mair nor doubled in the last five years.[4] Thare is an addeetional 15,000 tae 20,000 fowk livin an wirkin in Tulum as pairt o its floatin population. That nummer rises an falls wi the tourist saison an is no reflectit in the census figurs.[5]



The municipality consists o 170 populatit localities, plus a addeetional 224 unpopulatit localities, an includes pairt o a biosphere reserve (Sian Ka'an, which lees maistly in neebourin Felipe Carrillo Puerto Municipality). The lairgest localities (ceeties, touns, an veelages) are:[6]

Name 2010 Census Population
Tulum 18,233
Ciudad Chemuyil 1,377
Akumal 1,310
Cobá 1,278
Chanchen Primero 875
Francisco Uh May 655
San Juan 599
Macario Gómez 510
Chanchén Palmar 469
Javier Rojo Gómez (Punta Allen) 469
Sahcab Mucuy 456
Manuel Antonio Ay 407
Hondzonot 368
Yaxché 335
Total Municipality 28,263


  1. "Municipio de Tulum". Retrieved 14 November 2009.
  2. "Discuten por nuevo municipio". Archived frae the original on 9 October 2008. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
  3. Javier Chávez. "Tulum se convierte en el noveno municipio de Quintana Roo". Retrieved 13 Mairch 2008. [deid airtin]
  4. a b http://www.municipios.mx/Quintana-Roo/Municipio-de-Tulum-en-Quintana-Roo.html Archived 2012-03-24 at the Wayback Machine
  5. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 27 September 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. 2010 census tables: INEGI Archived 2018-12-25 at the Wayback Machine