secrets tulum canopies and beds near pool
The new Secrets Tulum is part of a wave of new resorts.

JetBlue Just Started Its First Nonstop Flights to Tulum

By: Alexander Britell - June 13, 2024

The beach shacks. The organic eateries. The Maya history. The spas. Yes, the all-inclusive resorts, too. Talk to anyone in the travel industry, and they’ll tell you Tulum is just about the hottest thing going right now, a once-quiet Mexican Caribbean beach village that has turned into a sizzling, sought-after getaway. 

And now it’s easier than ever before to get to Tulum, with the debut of its brand-new international airport, with the first flights from the United States kicking off in March. 

Now, another major carrier has gotten into the action: JetBlue, which just kicked off its first-ever flights between New York-John F Kennedy Airport and Tulum. 

conrad tulum over the beach
The Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya resort.

The new flights are operating daily, with a flight time of about four hours. 

More importantly, it’s the only nonstop service right now now between JFK and Tulum. 

Andres Reynoso, the tourism board for the Mexican Caribbean state of Quintana Roo, said in a statement that Tulum “will now be more accessible to travelers, in addition to points of interest further south along the Grand Costa Maya.”

The move makes it dramatically easier for travelers to get to Tulum, with the alternative being flying to Cancun and taking a two-hour drive.

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The Beach, an adults-only boutique hotel in Tulum.

So what does the new service cost? Right now, it’s decidedly affordable. JetBlue’s Blue Basic fare (which doesn’t allow a carry-on bag) starts at $118 one-way for the trip. Blue fares, which include a free carry-on bag, are $158 one-way. 

A round-trip fare on Blue Extra is just $378.34 for a sample itinerary in early July — a very good price for a New York-Caribbean flight.

Are you planning a vacation to Tulum? You can choose from an array of different accommodations options, from sparkling new all-inclusive resorts like the Secrets Tulum to tiny beach hotels like the new Lula. 

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