Boho-chic Tulum is still on many a radar for fun in the Mexican sun, and two airlines are setting up direct flights to make it easier for US travelers to chill out and tan.
Flying into Tulum will soon be more accessible than ever once the Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport (TDQ) is complete. The new airport is a little over 6 miles from town, and it’s scheduled to open in December 2023, with international flights scheduled to begin in March 2024. Aeromexico and Delta Air Lines have already announced routes from Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco and Atlanta.
The new airport is also preparing to welcome flights from Spirit Airlines, which announced new nonstop service this week. Daily flights from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Orlando (MCO) will launch on March 28, 2024, in conjunction with the start of TQO’s international service.
“Tulum is an increasingly popular choice for leisure travelers, and our direct flights from Florida will make a getaway to Mexico’s enchanting coastline more accessible than ever, just in time for spring break,” said John Kirby, v.p. of network planning at Spirit Airlines, in a press statement. “We have a long history of serving Mexico, and Tulum’s new airport is a great addition that will make it easier for our Guests to get to the city and enjoy its beaches, history, and variety of unique experiences.”
Spirit is offering introductory one-way fares from FLL and MCO to TQO starting at $149, inclusive of taxes and fees. Travelers can redeem the introductory fare for travel from April 10 – May 21, 2024. Florida serves as a gateway to the carrier’s flights to Latin America and the Caribbean, and the new TQO service adds a one-stop option for those traveling from 53 cities across the US.
A New Reason to go to Tulum
Those new flights are going to come in handy: The 300-suite all-inclusive Secrets Tulum Resort & Beach Club just opened and is ready and waiting for your clients in the heart of downtown Tulum. This unique resort—comprised of circular buildings with courtyards, design, and décor—pays homage to nature and the elements. It is not quite beachfront, but your clients will be more than happy at the Secrets Tulum Beach Club with its Bali beds and tropical drinks, two eateries to choose from, private spa cabins and shower room and more.
Accommodations at Secrets Tulum Resort & Beach Club are all suites with Insta-worthy bathrooms, upgraded amenities, and furnished terraces or balconies. Book clients in Preferred Club suites for premium locations and even more upgrades. If you have a VVIP, though, consider booking them in the five-bedroom private beachfront villa at Secrets Tulum Beach Club, which can house up to 10 guests and comes with a personal chef, 24-hour concierge services, a rooftop wet bar, a private plunge pool and more.