From: Friday, Feb 25th, 2022
To: Sunday, Feb 27th, 2022
Tulum Carnival 2022
Carnival Tulum is a colorful affair attracting thousands of visitors from all around Quintana Roo, Cancun and beyond for 3 days of parties, shows and parades through this idyllic jungle beach destination.
Carnival or Carnaval in Spanish is a widely celebrated Catholic holiday, known for its Caribbean celebrations and wild colors. Carnival in Tulum typically takes place a week before Ash Wednesday. The holiday exists to celebrate fun and debauchery before the strictness of Lent.
There are Carnaval celebrations all over the Riviera Maya, and Tulum is no exception. It is an explosion of lights, and color, with bands playing music, parades with floats, elaborate and often feathered costumes, dancing, singing in the streets, fireworks, and food! Each town around the area holds their celebration at a different time, so there is time to visit each, and often Tulum in the final party.
The opening Friday begins with a parade of floats starting at Boulevard Tulum and finishing at Maya Museum Park. After the parade, the the crowning of the Carnival king and queen ceremony takes place. The king and queen will lead the celebrations over the weekend. The night ends with a huge carnival ball and parties continue late into the night in the hotels and beach clubs across Tulum.
On Saturday, the scond parade takes place at 7pm. This time the parade starts at the Tulum Boulevard and ends at the Parque Museo Maya, followed by a beautiful costume contest.
Sunday sees the conclusion of the Carnaval De Tulum with prizes for the best kds, locals, tourists and group costumes awarded and a closing concert featuring dancing and live performances.
The Carnival is a fun event and Tulum fills up for the entire weekend, so plan your trip well in advance.
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Here are the hotels we have chosen with the best revues that keep you close to all the fun
Gay Map of Tulum
The town attracts visitors from around the world, from expat hippies to hipsters. There is even a gay bar called “Fruity”! But no matter where you visit, you will find a warm welcome from both locals and fellow chilled travelers.
Recommended Apartments in Tulum
2 & 3 Bedrooms
Yaakunah Tulum Home offers an outdoor swimming pool, a garden and air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. The villa provides guests with a patio, pool views, a seating area, satellite flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom
Casa Nova Retreat
Casa Nova Retreat offers outdoor swimming pool, a garden, free WiFi, and free private parking The air-conditioned villa consists of 3 bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave and a coffee machine, and 4 bathrooms with a shower
2 & 3 Bedrooms
All units feature a seating area. Some units have a dining area and/or terrace. There is also a kitchen, equipped with an oven and microwave. A fridge and coffee machine are also provided. There is a private bathroom shower in every unit. Towels are offered.
Studio & 9 Bedrooms
Grand Balam Plaza offers accommodation with a garden, a terrace Each unit is fitted with air conditioning, private bathroom and a kitchen including a fridge, oven, stove top and a toaster. There is a seating and a dining area in all units. Free WiFi
Video of Tulum Carnival
Carnaval “Tulum Mágico 2019
Recommended Hotels in Tulum
Tulum is full of independent charming boutique hotels offering beach side luxury with an relaxed vibe, embracing the natural beauty of the surrounding jungle.
Located in the jungle side of Tulum, apart from the busy areas and into the quietness of the forest. Designed and built by young professionals inspired by the beauty of the surrounding nature. Just a couple blocks from the centre of town
La Valise Tulum
5 Star, Luxury
Tulum’s Best Boutique Hotel on the Beach – La Valise is the perfect beach and jungle getaway with its beautiful rooms and stunning beachfront views it makes for the most picturesque stay on the beach in Tulum. Heated infinity pool overlooking the jungle
Mezzanine a Colibri
5 Star – Great Amenities
Feel the fresh water and the warm sand beneath your feet as you experience one of the best beaches on the Yucatan Penninsula. Relish great service in a stunning, luxurious hotel. Mezzanine offers you that Mexican vacation you’ve been waiting for.
Maria Del Mar
4 Star – Perfect Location
Featuring free WiFi, a spa centre and an outdoor pool, Maria Del Mar Tulum offers accommodation in Tulum, 5 km from Archeological Site. The hotel has a year-round outdoor pool, a private beach area, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant.