we're planning a trip to Tulum in July and we're just not sure if it's best to stay in town or at the beach. I've done tons and tons or research but just have no idea. There are so many hotels to choose from with such varied price ranges. We're tempted to risk it and come without anything booked as it's low season, what does every one think? Will we get better rates this way? or is it too risky with kids?
We've got a teenager and a 9 year old. Our budget is $230 per night (max) but happy to spend less ;-) We plan to hire a car but only for a few days so we can drive to Chichen Itza and do a little exploring the rest of the time we're happy to use bicycles or taxis.
Are there more bugs and creepy crawlies at the beach (this is a question from my 9 year old)?
Does the beach shut down at nightfall and you're stranded with nothing to do?
The main focus of the holiday is unwinding, relaxing, eating yummy food and spending quality time together.
I'd be really grateful for any insight.