So far, to get to Tulum you need to fly to Cancun, 90 minutes away by car.  The development of the Tulum airport (Mayan Riviera Airport) will make it a lot easier and faster to get to Tulum.

On April 27th 2011, the competing groups Tradeco, Grupo Mexico, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, Aeropuerto de Cancun, Servicios Aeroportuarios del Surest y Haig Gulesserian presented their technical and financial proposals to build and operate the airport.

The SCT (Mexico’s transport and communications regulatory body) now has 18 days to review the technical proposal and go ahead with the financial offers of the finalists.

The prices of the land and the new real estate developments in around Tulum (many of them on the airport area) are expected to raise as a result of the better access.