Tulum is a small city on the Yucatan Peninsula that takes around 18hrs from mexican city, is renowned for its stunning beaches. Being one among the last cities built and occupied by the Mayans, the ruins of the city have become popular tourist destinations that pushes onself to wonder. The tropical weather of Tulum along with its resorts with an archeological backdrop makes this spot an ideal choice for vacationing through out the year.
Tulum Mayan Ruins, Majestic Ruins by the Sea
The ancient Mayan city of Tulum sits on the edge of a sparkling turquoise coastline. Once a walled seaport, these 13th-century ruins compose a vast and mysterious puzzle just waiting to be pieced together, with painted clues residing in the Castillo pyramid and the Temple of the Frescos, the most well preserved buildings. The Temple of the Wind Gods, guarding the entrance of the bay makes an unforgettable sight.Gran Cenote, anUnderwater Exploration
The Yucatan peninsula is rife with underwater caves. Tulum’s Gran Cenote is one of the most popular underwater cave. Sacred waters for the Mayans, cenotes continue to be frequented for unique experiences today. These incredible natural sinkholes remain a feast for the eyes, while atmospheric stalactites create a symphony of dripping water. At the Gran Cenote, visitors can swim, snorkel, and even scuba dive into one of the longest cave systems on Earth.Playa Paraiso, The Paradise Beach
Apart from Tulums Mayan history, relaxing on the beach is also an essential experience of the Yucatan lifestyle. With perfect views across the Caribbean Sea, the luxury of food service and beach chair rentals, and the perfect weather, nothing can go wrong at Paraiso.Xel-Ha Water Park
Built around the archaeological site of the Xelha Mayan civilization, this unique water park of infinite fun offers countless activities, from exploring underwater grottos to walks through the mangrove. Swim with the dolphins, slide down a zip-line, or enjoy the lagoon’s natural aquarium, Xel-Ha has it all at a stretch.Sian Ka’an, “Origin of the Sky”
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is unparalleled in its natural diversity. Visitors are welcomed onto 1.2 million acres of protected land and can explore estuaries, reefs and cenotes. The reserve is also home to 23 archeological sites, including the pyramids of Muyil, and many recreational activities that pleases all tastes.
TIME TO VISIT
The high tourist season starts in December and typically ends during the spring. The weather is warm all year round but the sea is more predictable during the high season. The downside is that landmarks will be more crowded. The dry season lasts from November to April and one can avoid crowds by planning a trip just before the high season begins. The rainy season lasts from May to October.
Make sure to try the marinated meats, the specialty of the Yucatan Peninsula during the trip. There are many dining options in Tulum, including traditional Mexican food, Italian fare, and fusion cuisine. One can also find cheap eats like pizza or Mexican and Caribbean fast food all around..