Frequently Asked Questions
We are located on the main Aviendia that runs through the town towards Chetumal.
Opposite Humo restaurant and the gas station and next to Manglar Pizza.
Avenida Tulum Oriente , between Punta Allen Street and Asunción de Tulum pueblo Street.
We offer free gym membership for local police, Fire and Military personnel. We offer half price passes for Military, Fire and Police of any nation with a valid and current ID. If you cannot provide a valid ID as proof we cannot offer you any discount.
We do not do collaborate or work with influencers.
We make it policy NOT to offer any discount or free access to ‘social influencers’ or people that have large followings across social media. Firstly as we get so many requests, but more importantly because we like every post of the gym to be genuine – not because we have offered you a free pass so that we remain 100% organic.
Yes there is a small area in front of the gym for the parking of bikes and scooters as well as a few cars.
There are side roads running adjacent to the gym where there is free parking.
Taking photos is only permitted using cellphones the use of cameras and tripods is not permitted during normal gym hours.
Professional photography must be pre-booked as we do not allow this during normal gym hours out of consideration to other gym users. Photo-shoots are done between 8-9am for best lighting where you have exclusive use of the gym to yourself.
The cost to hire the gym for professional photography for non commercial use is $450 USD for one person. Any extra persons being photographed or entering the gym will incur an extra $50 usd charge per person. So for example, if you were 2 people with a photographer the total would be $500 USD.
You will need to bring your own photographer with you and pay them directly for their services as the gym does not have one.
The above pricing is only for personal use such as for personal social media. If you require commercial photography (such as for advertising products) please enquire with all details via or our contact form as we have separate pricing depending on the use and number of people entering.
Please contact us to enquire about a booking
We do not allow anyone under the age of 16 years old into the gym or to use any of our equipment for safety reasons. It is an adult only area since we have mostly free weights and heavy rocks / weights being dropped and therefore it is not safe for children.
We don’t have a dress code at the Jungle Gym – it really is wear what you want since we are on the beachfront. People choose to train barefoot others with shoes – to wear regular indoor gym clothes or just a bikini. Anything goes as long as you feel comfortable. Don’t worry about what to wear just wear what you feel comfortable to train in.
This really depends on your budget. You can find where we are on Google maps to check the distance from the various hotels.
Likewise on Trip advisor when searching for hotels in Tulum, on the left hand side 4th heading down you can search for hotels with ‘Distance from’ landmarks and type in ‘Tulum Jungle Gym Pueblo’ as the landmark.
Yes this is something that we specialize in. You can hire the gym 8-9am for groups of no more than 30 to host your own workouts or retreat. The cost depends on whether you need instructors or are bringing your own, the size of the group and number of days you wish to use the gym. Please email us to inquire about your group booking.
From Playa Del Carmen
You can rent a car from various rental companies. Prices vary depending on time of year but are generally pretty reasonable, especially if booked in advance. This is the option we would recommend if you were able to get a reasonable price and there is free parking available around the gyms location.
Please note you could also choose to rent a car for the duration of your holiday from Cancun airport. There is just one main road from Cancun to Playa / Tulum and so navigation is very simple.
The most economical way to the Jungle Gym is to get the local shuttle bus known as the ‘Collectivo’ from Playa to Tulum for 45 pesos ($3) then get a Taxi from the bottom of Tulum town to the top.Travel time with this method is around 1 hour 45 minutes.
The simplest but probably the most expensive way would be to get a taxi direct to the gym.
You can rent a car from various rental companies either from the airport or in Cancun itself.
You could get the local bus from Cancun to Playa and then from Playa to Cancun & then get a taxi to the gym but we do not recommend this method due to the travel time and changeovers.
For the courtesy of all gym users and for safety we ask that you:
- Don’t listen to music on headphones as no speakers are allowed in the gym
- Don’t drop the weights on the decking only on the designated lifting platforms
- Return all weights after use
- Pictures only with cell phones
- Rudeness towards staff will not be tolerated
- Use hand gel before entering the gym and wipe down equipment
General recommendations for visiting Tulum :
* Please note we do not receive any commissions, discounts or incentives to make specific recommendations. These are purely based on what we organically recommend to those visiting Tulum.
- Go to a cenote
Google cenote Tulum to see what & where these are but essentially they are fresh water pools. For swimming, snorkeling or scuba diving. Three popular examples near Tulum would be:
- Cenote Crystal
- Grand cenote
- Casa cenote
- Visit one of the Theme parks
The main ones are run by the same company so if you Google Xcaret you will see all the other theme parks they have. You can hire a car or check their website under FAQ for buses that go from hotels to the parks.
|Park||Distance||Travel time from Town|
|Xel Ha||22 km||20 minutes|
|Xplor||59 km||45 minutes|
|Xenses||59 km||45 minutes|
|Xcartet||59 km||45 minutes|
|Xavage||122 km||1hr 30|
- Restaurant recommendation
On the beach
- Mezzanine (Thai)
- Sanara (Organic, gluten-dairy free)
- Rosa Negra (Steak / party atmosphere)
- The pitted date (Vegan)
- Asadero (Steak house)
- Chiapaneca (Local tacos)
- A lot of businesses are cash only and the ATM’s charge a high premium so we recommend brining pesos. You can pay in dollars almost everywhere in Tulum but again you will get a lesser exchange than changing in your home country.
- If staying in town getting a rental car for the week is very cheap (around 50-100usd) and it is one straight road from Cancun to Tulum and most things are listed on Google maps. You can drive to the gym in 20 minutes from town (except Xmas / NY week which is very busy and you would be better cycling or renting a scooter).