5 reasons we love Tulum, and you should too

Culture, history and beach 

A unique Mexican paradise

 

Tulum, rather than being just a beach or an archaeological site, is a destination that offers a variety of things to enjoy either as a solo traveler, couple or a family. Do you know why this city has become one of the main tourist destinations in the world?

Here we share the 5 reasons why we love Tulum, and you should too.

 

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1. It is an ancient Mayan city

Tulum is one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Maya; its located in a privileged location since it was built on the top of a hill on the banks of the turquoise sea and full, lush green area. The Mayan ruins of Tulum extends approximately six miles along the coast. When you visit, observe with detail the Temple of the Wind, the Castle and the great wall that surrounds this ancient Mayan city.

 

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2. It has the most spectacular beach in Mexico

This dreamy city is located in the south of the Riviera Maya, where the Caribbean Sea makes anyone fall in love with its amazing shades of turquoise blue, clear skies, large palm trees and white sand beaches. It’s not a visit to Tulum if you don’t place your feet upon that white, powdery sand. We recommend you visit the public Paradise Beach.

 

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3. It is a sustainable tourism destination

Tulum has been considered by various institutions as a sustainable tourism destination.  The foundation for future growth is commanded through the development of an Urban Development Program and the realization of public works to mitigate the impact on the environment. This gorgeous Mexican city is recognized and protected for its medium jungle vegetation, mangroves and coastal dunes where many animals, including howler monkeys, anteaters and armadillos, have built their home.

 

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4. It is a paradise for divers

Not only is Tulum part of the second largest barrier reef in the world, but with the crystal clear and warm waters of the Caribbean Sea and its colorful coral and fish species, it is a paradise for divers. Unlike other places, not only can you practice sea diving, but experts can practice cave and cenote diving.

 

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5. There are hotels for all tastes

This beautiful destination offers a wide choice of oceanfront hotels, everything from economic rustic cabins, moderately priced hotels, up to luxury boutique hotels. All these quaint options offer all the amenities for a comfortable stay in a quiet environment surrounded by nature, a sandy white beach and a turquoise blue sea.

 

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Tell us in the comments: Why do you love Tulum?

Deborah Iruegas

Writer, editor & photographer seeking inspiration in nature and music.