In November, we visited the town of Tulum for the first time, primarily because we took the bus from there to Coba. We were exhausted after all the walking we'd done earlier in the day, so we didn't explore further than the shops on the highway. Based on our short glimpse of Tulum Town, I was glad we made the decision to base ourselves on the beach in Akumal and use the collectivo back and forth for tours from Tulum. Lodging prices in Akumal were much more reasonable than similar places on the beach in Tulum, and Craig really enjoyed wading in right in front of the condo for snorkeling. We're beach people!
I did manage to snap a few photos in downtown Tulum while we were searching for some quick grub.