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Discoallman

Active Member
The events have nothing to do with these problems. Like Stivi said, these are issues that are valid around the world and bigger than a few parties. The people of Tulum are ultra sensitive on this topic and do a great job at raising awareness. Most of the events do their part and I’d love to see them do even more. More events around the world should be as green as Tulum events.
Yeah I think you need to remember as well it's a poor country so the people will jump on any increased tourism as it benefits them so it will be sensitive subject. It's similar to the Thailand issue where they recently closed an island due to much tourism causing litter issues etc.

I must admit I was in a hotel in Cancun in 2017 and the hotel actively pushed a "green" ethos and used reusable cups and even had a turtle egg conservation program. Hopefully it will get better and better.
 

Chris L

Active Member
I am guessing whomever is running that feed is no longer residing in Mexico or at least Quintana Roo as that is a really bold statement. I dont know enough about politicis nevermind you Mexican politics but those are some major accusations. Who knows if true or not but it seems there are still a lot of issues to work out in that part of the world, shame as it's such a beautiful place.
 

Discoallman

Active Member
Yeah hopefully they have made it over trump's wall.

Cartels probably have the police in pocket? God knows. I heard of loads of stuff happening before I first went to Cancun such as deaths etc but never got noticed as the UK media didn't touch on it.

I followed the local Cancun newspaper on FB when I got home and that was pretty eye opening.
 

ElrowLovers

Active Member
Yesterday a dutch tourist ended up with a bullet in her arm in Playa del Carmen because there was a gunfight between police and a fugitive.
 

stivi

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Staff member
OK now that the tulum party season is over again, I spoke to a good friend of mine who was working there this year. here's his resume:

  • overall tulum was very busy and with a great vibe (AFAIK that incident at the flying circus party was an isolated thing).
  • the parties happening at the beach were all really cool
  • sound tulum festival did very well overall, with maybe two or three dates that didn't get the numbers they were hoping for, while others such as the solomun/dixon date completely smashed it.
  • esto es tulum festival was apparently very well organized, but simply too big a venue for its first edition. but the project has potential.
  • generally, and that's something I've heard from various people and I think even on the forums I've seen something about that subject: prices for drinks at parties have gone up massively as have rates for tables. also regular ticket prices have become rather pricey.
while I've never been to tulum, and probably wouldn't go during the party month (I simply have enough of that in summer here on the island), it's gonna be interesting to follow the evolution of the place and the approach to the whole party industry over the course of the next few years. I am sure it's an amazing place - everyone says so - but it's a delicate location and I think that, just the same with ibiza, if the nightlife gets too crazy, there will be issues.
 

AR_IBIZA

Active Member
Quick question for anyone who has been to Tulum for music events, mainly Sound. I’m going next year and our hotel is about 30 minute drive from the Zamna venue and was curious was the taxi situation is like.

Is it easy to get one once the events finish or are you waiting around for hours? Any help would be great!
 

Zapclub93

Active Member
Quick question for anyone who has been to Tulum for music events, mainly Sound. I’m going next year and our hotel is about 30 minute drive from the Zamna venue and was curious was the taxi situation is like.

Is it easy to get one once the events finish or are you waiting around for hours? Any help would be great!
We never had problems getting taxis in Tulum at the end of parties but to be fair never managed to hang around until the bitter end ... Sometimes can be a challenge around certain parties close to the beach due to narrow roads and gridlock but Zamna was pretty well
Organised
 

AR_IBIZA

Active Member
We never had problems getting taxis in Tulum at the end of parties but to be fair never managed to hang around until the bitter end ... Sometimes can be a challenge around certain parties close to the beach due to narrow roads and gridlock but Zamna was pretty well
Organised
Thanks!
 

Neo95gt

Well-Known Member
Quick question for anyone who has been to Tulum for music events, mainly Sound. I’m going next year and our hotel is about 30 minute drive from the Zamna venue and was curious was the taxi situation is like.

Is it easy to get one once the events finish or are you waiting around for hours? Any help would be great!
There are hundreds of taxis. Zamna holds thousands of people so there is a lot of activity, but if you leave during the rush you may need to wait a bit.
 

AR_IBIZA

Active Member
Anyone who has been to Tulum do you advise on changing my money up to Dollars or Pesos? Have had a search on google and it doesn't really help!

At events will prices be in Dollars or Pesos and likewise what would be the predominant currency for purchasing party pieces be?
 

Discoallman

Active Member
Anyone who has been to Tulum do you advise on changing my money up to Dollars or Pesos? Have had a search on google and it doesn't really help!

At events will prices be in Dollars or Pesos and likewise what would be the predominant currency for purchasing party pieces be?
People take dollars for the sheer ease of not having to work out conversion.

Take pesos get better value for money and supports local economy. If you cba to work out exchange rate stick to dollars but bare in mind you pay on dollars you get change in pesos
 

AR_IBIZA

Active Member
People take dollars for the sheer ease of not having to work out conversion.

Take pesos get better value for money and supports local economy. If you cba to work out exchange rate stick to dollars but bare in mind you pay on dollars you get change in pesos
Thanks but what do you mean work out exchange rate? Why if I'm paying in Pesos do I have to do maths 😂

Surely if Pesos is the local currency everything would be prices in Pesos so no need to work anything out, correct me if I'm wrong though!
 

Discoallman

Active Member
Thanks but what do you mean work out exchange rate? Why if I'm paying in Pesos do I have to do maths 😂

Surely if Pesos is the local currency everything would be prices in Pesos so no need to work anything out, correct me if I'm wrong though!
As in exchange from £ to pesos it's a bit more complicated than working out dollars to £s.

As Dirk says it's more expensive you basically exchange your £'s twice if you use dollars
 

AR_IBIZA

Active Member
As in exchange from £ to pesos it's a bit more complicated than working out dollars to £s.

As Dirk says it's more expensive you basically exchange your £'s twice if you use dollars
Ohhh I understand now, just looked at how many £ a Peso actually is and it's all made sense!! £500 is 11,000 Pesos! Can see how it gets confusing!

I shall take your advice and take mainly Pesos then with a couple hundred in Dollars as I assume that will come in handy when trying to pick up supplies at the events!

@Dirk Bigler thank's for the tips but we already have a nice hotel booked about 30 minutes down the road. We are mainly there for the Zamna & Day Zero events but obviously going to do touristy stuff as well, have some friends staying directly in Tulum so will venture down there a lot I'm sure
 
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