Amazing travel Destinations: Tulum, México


For this vacation, there is no better idea than to go to one of the beautiful beaches that Mexico has and what better if at the same time you could be witness and part of the great culture that there is in the surroundings.

In the municipality of Tulum, Quintana Roo, you will be able to live an experience that mixes culture, history and fun. The archaeological zone of Tulum is considered one of the most photogenic zones of the country.

Throughout this guide you will know that Tulum is separated in 3 big sections: the surprising archaeological zone of Mayan origin, the hotel zone with modern and very diverse tourist complexes and the “Magic Town” of Tulum.

What does the history of Tulum tell us?

The meaning of the word Tulum is “wall” in Mayan, although in its origins this city was called Zamá, which means “dawn” and was one of the most important settlements within the Mayan culture.

The main buildings that you will be able to observe in your visit worked as an astronomical observatory and as a defensive and commercial system. It is believed that this Mayan city had certain autonomy with respect to the other towns.

Until the arrival of the Spaniards in 1518, Tulum was inhabited but was abandoned as soon as the Iberians settled. The vegetation that grows in the area soon covered Tulum and left it in oblivion, and it took centuries to find it.

Where is Tulum?

Tulum, in the state of Quintana Roo, is the largest coastal pre-Hispanic site in Mexico, with beautiful beaches of delicate sand and turquoise waters of incredible transparency.

As for the climate, you will find in your visit, is of the warm subhumid type, similar to that found in all Quintana Roo, with an average temperature of 26 degrees Celsius.

The city of Tulum is located south of Cancun; north of the municipalities of Lázaro Cárdenas and Solidaridad; east of the municipalities of Solidaridad and Cozumel and the Caribbean Sea; south of the Caribbean Sea and the municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto and west of the area between the states of Quintana Roo and Yucatán.

To get there you just have to travel from Cancun by highway 307 to the end of the Riviera Maya, which is where Tulum is located. It is a journey of 128 kilometers and offers incredible views of the vegetation and the most beautiful beaches in the area.

Because you can easily get there from your airport, using a shuttle from Cancun to Tulum, there are companies with good reviews and affordable prices.

What are the best atractions in Tulum?

The main attraction why most tourists come to this wonderful magical city is undoubtedly the archaeological zone of the area, which we will discuss in detail later in this guide.

Tulum’s beautiful beach is a place that will be a great attraction for you, as you will be able to descend a cliff by the ladder designed for it. Enjoy the wonderful view of the Caribbean Sea and its refreshing transparency, ideal for a hot day.

Another fantastic beach, just 63 kilometers from Tulum, is Playa del Carmen, a very popular place among locals and foreign visitors. Take 5th Avenue, an elegant tour full of bars, restaurants, shops and nightclubs. Excellent nightlife.

Visit the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, a protected natural area, about 50 kilometers from Tulum, where you can observe the beautiful mangroves or swim in the cenotes found in the area. Among its beaches, reefs and jungle you can observe different types of fauna and flora, is a great experience for tourists who visit.


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