Frequently Asked Questions
The gym is located in Tulum Mexico and can be found on Google maps. In Tulum we are in the center of the hotel beach zone.
If accessing the gym via the road you will gain entry onto the beach via Ahau hotel (the hotel is also on Google maps) and is just a 2 minute walk down to the gym from there. If staying on the beach we are at km 7.5 next to Villa Las Estella’s.
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.
Taking photos is only permitted using cellphones the use of cameras and tripods is not permitted during normal gym hours.
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.
This really depends on your budget. You can find where we are on Google maps to check the distance from the various beach 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’ as the landmark – setting the distance you wish to search from, such as within 1-mile of the gym. (See link below)
However there are a vast number of hotels within a 1-mile radius as you can see on Trip advisor.
The Jungle Gym is at km 7.5 – all hotels and landmarks along the beach road are referenced in relation to the distance from the Tulum Ruins that is KM 0. Therefore if you have a hotel booked already you can see how far it is from the gym calculating the distance between using this KM reference. For example a hotel at KM 5.5 would be 2 Km away.
The beach hotel prices are more expensive than those of Tulum town. Tulum town has everything from bunk bed hostels to luxury Air Bnb apartments. The town is not too spread out but if you want to check the distance from a particular hotel / AirBnb you can do so on Google maps as we are listed. (One of the closest and more popular options is those in Aldea Zama).
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.
Parking is available close to the gym for around 100 pesos. Travel time is typically around 1 hour 15 minutes (although during peak weeks of Christmas / NY we do not recommend the trip as the roads are so busy getting to the beach and can take several hours and parking is almost impossible.)
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 Tulum town to the beach for around 100-120 pesos ($5-6). 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, using Ahau hotel located at km 7.5 on the beach road in the hotel zone as a reference.
You can rent a car from various rental companies either from the airport or in Cancun itself. Prices vary depending on time of year. Parking is available close to the gym for around 100 pesos. Travel time around 2 hours 10 minutes.
You could get the local bus from Cancun to Playa and then from Playa to Cancun & then get a taxi from the town to the beach but we do not recommend this method due to the travel time and changeovers. The cost would be around 300 pesos per person but could take you up to 4 hours each way!
The simplest but most expensive way would be to get a taxi direct to the gym using Ahau hotel km 7.5 on the beach road in the hotel zone as a reference. The gym is only a year old so most taxi drivers will not know about it. You will need to barter on price but would cost around $75-100usd each way / 1500-2000 pesos. Travel time just over 2 hours.
For the courtesy of all gym users and for safety we ask that you:
– Listen to music on headphones and do not use speakers.
– Don’t drop the weights it is prohibited on the decking
– Strip bars and return all weights after use
– Only take pictures on cell phones
– Everyone entering must pay
– Respect our staff and our rules, rudeness towards staff will result in you being denied access to the gym
– We do not have WIFI so please download music and workouts before
– Use hand gel before entering the gym and wipe down equipment
– last Entry is at 4.30pm so we may close the gym on time at 5pm. please arrive before 4.30pm as you won’t be able to get in after this time.