It is difficult to find which of these destinations would be the winner, the answer to this question depends a lot on the type of experiences you are looking for and on the real estate investment you want to make.
Both cities have high potential, growth, development, projection, capital gain, services, beaches and infrastructure; being the two main vacation destinations in the Riviera Maya.
Despite having similar landscapes, they are different destinations in terms of vibrations, types of hotels and restaurants in general.
Highlights of Cancun
Cancun has always been known as the main destination for people who come here to enjoy the advantages of all-inclusive beach resorts and the spectacular beach. Among its pros we can highlight the distance from the airport to the main areas of the city which is approximately 20 minutes by car, the accessibility to the Ferry that crosses to Isla Mujeres and whale shark tours.
Excellent location approximately 2 hours away from important archaeological sites and colonial cities such as Valladolid.
Cancun is an excellent destination for high-end shopping in the plazas of "La Isla" and "Puerto Cancun" where you can find the most exclusive local and international brands and also the perfect place for those who enjoy its unstoppable nightlife in the hotel zone.
Highlights of Tulum.
Tulum is a unique destination, about an hour south of Playa del Carmen, the perfect destination for those looking for boho beach vibes.
The so-called hotel zone of Tulum, has preserved the laid-back atmosphere with low-rise hotels that strive to maintain a certain kind of harmony and balance with nature.
Tulum has a creative architecture by most beachfront hotels, with the dominant use of natural colors, ethnic art pieces and decorations by important contemporary artists, making a perfect combination with the imposing jungle that predominates around and the turquoise water of its sea.
Tulum has a strong community based on healthy living, there are many open spaces for recreation, meditation and yoga, and there are several vegan food options, as well as a great variety for all tastes and budgets.
Tulum is surrounded by natural cenotes, is very close to the spectacular Sian Kaan biosphere and is home to the amazing archaeological site of Tulum and Coba which is only a 50 minute drive away.
If what you are looking for is relaxation and disconnection, within reason, then Tulum is the best option.
The main difference between Cancun and Tulum is the design of both cities and the environment, as well as the proximity to the international airport.
In terms of investment, Mexico stands out as one of the best countries in the world to invest in real estate. And both destinations are positioned above other options as places that offer a higher return on investment and capital gains.
The real estate offer represents a great opportunity to acquire properties for investment through vacation rentals, which offer an 8 to 14% annual return on investment.