Tulum holds the honor of being the most picturesque archaeological site in the Riviera Maya, and the only one to have been built overlooking the ocean.
The most iconic of its structures, the Castillo, is perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the clear turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean.
Tulum consists of three very distinct sections; Tulum ruins, the Tulum Pueblo, which is the main, and the Tulum beach. But it also offers some very unique to the region — the Cenotes; crystalline fresh water pools.
Cenotes are openings to the vast underground river system which flows beneath the Yucatan Peninsula, and are a haven for experienced cave divers, or for a leisurely dip.
Once a sleepy beach outpost, Tulum has become a fashionable yet decidedly low-key escape on a bohemian Grand Tour that might take in Marrakesh, Goa, and Phuket.
In the past few years, chic resorts and restaurants have been popping up in Tulum with adventurous chefs mixing locale flavors with global dishes creating very tasty and interesting cuisine.
need to Know
- One hour from Cancun
- Fly into Cancun and rent a car
- Walking or biking is best in the city
- Tulum is a safe city, but always be mindful
- Dreams Resort: http://www.dreamsresorts.com/tulum
To find out more about Tulum: http://www.visitmexico.com/en/tulum-ancient-mayan-fortress-in-riviera-maya
Travel and Leisure: http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/the-stylish-beaches-of-tulum-mexico
New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/09/travel/things-to-do-in-36-hours-in-tulum-mexico.html?_r=0