The Beaches Of Tulum, Which Until The Mid-Eighties Were Very Little Frequented And Prerogative Of The Hippy Culture, Have Seen A Great Development Of Hotel Infrastructure, Some Of These Frequented By Hollywood Stars. In Most Of The Hotels On Tulum's Marvelous Seafront, You Can Take A Sunbed And/Or Umbrella, If Still Available, While Enjoying Drinks And Lunch With Service By The Sea.
The Archaeological Site Of Cobá Is 40 Km North-East. They Are Ruins Of The Classical Period Of Mayan Culture, Believed To Have Been Built And Inhabited Between The 500 And 900, Although There Are Traces Of Buildings And Repairs Of The Buildings Until The Arrival Of The Spaniards.
The Archaeological Ruins Of Tulum Are The Main Attraction Of The Area. The Name Tulum, That In The Mayan Language Means "Wall" And Refers To The Walls That Surrounded It, Was Given In Recent Times When The City Was Already Abandoned In Ruins, Bu The Maya Who Lived Nearby Still Visited Its Temples. The Original Name Of The City Was Instead Zamà, Which Meant "Dawn, Morning".
Nearby Tulum There Is A Complex Of Underground Rivers That Produced The Cenote, A Great Tourist Attraction For Snorkeling And Scuba Diving. The Most Famous Are The "Cenote Carwash", The "Gran Cenote", The "Gran Calavera", The "Cenote Naval", The "Cenote Escondido" And The "Cenote Cristal".
A Paid Ecological Park Consisting Of A Lagoon Where The Water Of The River And The Sea Mix, A Natural Aquarium With Hundreds Of Marine Species And The Homonymous Maya Archaeological Site Of Xel-Ha.
Known for its complex environment, the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is a unique natural attraction to visit in Mexico. From the thick Yucatan jungle, freshwater marshes extend out through lagoons and even Mayan-built canals, all the way to a thriving barrier reef in the Carribean Sea. Perhaps it’s all of this reflective water for which the Mayans called this area “Sian Ka’an,” meaning “Origin of the Sky.”