It’s always a privilege if a dilemma between two destinations is what’s troubling your mind. Tulum and Bali are both beautiful coastal towns with spectacular beaches. You might find yourself stuck when deciding which of them you should choose. Here’s a little guide to help ease your dilemma.
Tulum is a town on the Caribbean coastline of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It is known for the spectacular Mayan ruins. They are located at the beachfront making them a jaw dropping instagram worthy spot. The watch tower at the cliff top is one of the most photographed spots in the country. Tulum has the most spectacular beaches such as Paradise Beach with bright blue waters and the whitest of sands you’ve ever seen. Perfect for just soaking up the sun and relaxing all day. Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is home to some amazing wildlife like monkeys, iguanas and jaguars. Being a World Heritage site makes it a must go for you. If you love adventure, then Tulum’s cenotes will blow your mind. There’s lots of other fun activities to do in Tulum such as trying out the local cuisines which are to die for, dancing the night away in Tulum’s beach parties and spoiling yourself in a luxury hotel.
Ask anyone about their travel bucket list and Bali will surely be one of them. This island in Indonesia is known for its beaches, volcanic mountains, coral reefs and temples. Bali has more than 10,000 religious places. These temples have a beautiful architecture making them the perfect backdrop for your pictures. The sea temples are more preferred by tourists. Ubud Monkey sanctuary is also a beautiful place to visit in Bali. Home to about 750 monkeys, visiting this sanctuary is an amazing experience. Mount Batur, an active volcano in the north western part of Bali, is loved by adventure seekers who can hike this spectacular mountain. Bali beaches are absolutely stunning. Each has their own distinct character like soft white sands and limestone cliffs. There’s a beach for every need in Bali. There are lots of other activities to partake in while in Bali such as visiting the rice terraces which play a crucial part in the people’s Heritage, the Ubud Art market and get yourself some exquisite artifacts and some other souvenirs.
Bali is famous for its rich culture, history,crafts, beaches among many others.
So, Bali or Tulum?
If you are looking for both affordability and adventure, then Bali is your answer. Don’t get me wrong, just because Bali is more affordable doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy luxury at this island. There’s lots of luxurious hotels you could book yourself into. Bali has more exciting places to visit and exciting activities such as watersports to take part in.
But this doesn’t mean Tulum isn’t worth your bucket list. Tulum is also an equally beautiful destination and might be your choice if partying is one of your main activities while travelling.
You shouldn’t have to choose between these two. You could always go to both destinations at different times. The more you travel the better.