The Tulum Mayan Ruins hold the distinction of being the only walled city of the Mayan Empire, on a clifftop above the Caribbean Sea, acting as a lookout against the approaching Spanish Armada.
This setting of a once ancient Mayan civilization is one of the most beautiful you’ll ever see – with the beach below rated as the 4th best in the world by National Geographic. Flanked by palms blowing along the ocean breeze, Tulum is one phenomenal photo opportunity after the other.
If you are making a port of call in Playa del Carmen, then Tulum can offer you a great day trip experience, to make the most of your time
On a typical day-tour, you can expect to have a certified guide show you around this former trade site. Here, the main attractions include the main temple “El Castillo”, The Temple of the descendent god, The Temple of the water and the Temple of the Frescos.
Elsewhere, a variety of adventure tour activities are available: kiteboarding, for the more adventurous types, as well as underground river tours and the opportunity to swim with turtles, for those seeking a more congenial experience.
Stunning coastline, a calm ocean to swim in, interesting activities, and great restaurants are all part of the standard Tulum experience. And today, the city manages to bring together a little nature, a little history, and a lot of beach and tacos – even if you’re stationed for a short time.