Mayan civilization is one of the most extraordinary in history and Tulum was one
of their main cities. Today it is the most important archeological site on Mexico's
is protected on one side by ocean cliffs and on the others by a stone wall, a
fortification built in the era of battling rival cities.
site was founded around 1200 as a commercial trading port and reached its height
of importance in the 1400s. The city was occupied at the time of the Spanish conquest
and survived for 70 years after the Spanish arrived.
combination of ruins, jungle and ocean makes this site especially impressive,
as it made the original city, giving the area a somewhat mythical atmosphere.
This is emphasized by a beach in the ruins: something
that makes Tulum unique in the world. The ruins can be visited in about an hour.
Afterwards a trip to the snorkel park Xel Ha or the Cenotes
on the Cobá road is a great way to cool off.
Pueblo is the modern site of Tulum. It is built around a long, straight road with
shops and cafés along both sides. There you will find a bank, a supermarket,
restaurants, phamarcies, internet cafés and everything that you might need
while on holiday. You enter Tulum Pueblo on Hwy 307.