In the ancient times, the Mayan developed a holy inner city that ascended high above the majestic cristal blue seaside of the Caribbean and was protected by 3 enormous walls and a steep cliff. This walled abode was given the honorary name of Tulum, the walled Mayan city.

Tulum Mayan Ruins

With over 60 restored temples, Tulum has hidden secrets that are spoken within the sacred walls with genuine paintings of the mysterious hieroglyphic writings. Only the high priests, mathematicians, astronomers, architects and engineers were allowed to dwell within the arms of this sacred city while the commoners remained living beyond this holy city.

These gifted Mayans invented a calendar more accurate than the one existing today and also left the legacy of the creation of the zero. These inventions and calculations are clearly proven by the distinct position between the temples and the precise timing of the sun called the Equinox. The most important structure is called The Castle, situated on a 40 foot bluff overlooking aqua blue waters. This temple is considered the tallest in the city. 

Tulum Mayan Ruins

Also examine the walls of the temple of the frescoes that was known for having great social and religious influence. This temple still has detailed carved figures with the original colored paintings. The risen cliff of Tulum has a break in it and has formed an accessible cove area with a white sandy beach. This location gave easy access to fishing boats. Trade was an essential living for the Mayans and the Quintana Roo coast was the primary route for Mayan trade of the time.

Unforgettable views of the Caribbean can be easily captured from the height of the immense cliff that separates the land from the sea.

The Tulum zone consists in a large area that is the protected area, national park, and the coast between Tulum ruins and the entrance of the ecological reserve of Sian Kaan there is an extension of approximately 20 kilometers of beaches of white sand and blue sea where eco lodges are located, which offers economic hotel options from rustic cabins to luxurious cottages with all amenities.

The downtown area of Tulum is located approximately 10 to 12 minutes by taxi from the hotel beach zone .
In the center of Tulum is concentrated the nightlife, restaurants, bars and shops along the main avenue
In the center of Tulum there is a bank with ATM and is also located the bus station .

In the center of Tulum are located a variety of affordable hotels of different prices in a walking distance of the strip.

Tulum is located 1 hour 30 minutes from Cancun International Airport and 1 hour from Playa del Carmen.

Tulum Mayan Ruins