Situated at the end of the Riviera Maya, next to the Sian-Ka’an Biosphere, the town of Tulum is accessible to all of the site on the Riviera Maya. It has its own picturesque, cliff-top Mayan ruins and is a thirty minute car or bus ride away from the ruins of Cobá. Everything you would need on your stay here is conveniently located within the town, including: restaurants, bars, banks, souvenir shops and transport links. This small town is very well connected to the rest of the region, it is at one end of the colectivo route and boasts its own bus terminal, from which you have access to the ADO Buses.
Within easy reach are numerous beaches, the village of Akumal, which boasts some of the best snorkelling in the Riviera Maya, Mayan Ruins, and other activities than line the Riviera Maya: including golf courses, many ecological and adventure parks and cenotes.
If your looking for ease of access to the rest of the region but would rather stay in a quaint place that is Mexico and not a town built on the back of the tourist trade, then Tulum is the place on the Riviera Maya for you.