It is a city on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, known for the well-preserved beaches and ruins of an ancient Mayan port city. The main building is a large stone structure called El Castillo (castle), located on a mountainous cliff above the white sand beach and the turquoise sea. Next to the ruins is the Tulum National Park, a coastal area with mangroves and natural limestone wells.
WHY THIS PLACE
Unlike Cancún, don't expect mega hotels and resorts, those with 500 rooms. This is not the proposal of destiny. On site, some hostels, smaller hotels, camps and small inns - some super luxurious, others with an eco and yoga concept - share space with restaurants with a signed menu and small stores that sell branded products, but with a more hippie-chic footprint. A perfect place to host a wedding, in a setting with ruins by the sea.
• The ruins are the third most visited archaeological site in Mexico, after Teotihuacan and Chichén Itzá.
• The Temple of Paintings is one of the most spectacular structures in Tulum. It includes a lower gallery and a smaller upper gallery. The building was used as an observatory to record the movements of the sun.
• The Temple of the Descending God, Consists of a single room with an open door to the west and a strict staircase that was built on top of another previous temple that served as a base.
• The so-called Castle (in Castilian: El Castillo) is also located in the central enclosure. 7.5 meters high, it was built on top of a previous building and had a beamed ceiling and mortar.