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Tulum Mexico - beaches, cenotes, ruins, pueblo
In its time Tulum served as a point of defense against invaders from both the land and sea, and also as a port of call for the maritime commerce that thrived along the coast. Today Tulum is one of the most visited of all Mayan ruins, and it's also the only major Mayan ruin to be found along Mexico's Caribbean coastline on the "Riviera Maya". Tulum ruins
Businesses in the Tulum Pueblo are improving with the increase in tourism. Restaurants like Charlie's in the Tulum Pueblo have great character and serve tasty meals. Gift stores like Mixik, next to Charlie's, has out of the ordinary items from all over Mexico. For those who like the beach, several excellent restaurants with deluxe beach cabañas are located along the road to Punta Allen. One of our favorites is Zamas which is less than a mile south of the intersection of the Coba road and the beach road to Punta Allen. There is a lot to do and see in TULUM. Regardless of where you choose to stay in the "Riviera Maya" you should plan a day to take an adventure to Tulum and experience some of its mystery and beauty.
Tulums cenotes - Oasis in the Jungle
Tulum is also famous for its cenotes; Mother Nature's own crystalline fresh water pools which are immersed in history and Maya ritual. These cenotes are actually windows to the vast underground rivers that flow beneath the ground through submerged caves. The cenotes have provided freshwater to the land inhabitants for millennia. In the Tulum area the best cenotes are located south of the Tulum Pueblo and along the road to the Mayan ruins of Coba. Tours to these cenotes are offered to both snorkelers and divers by dive shops and adventure tour operators from Tulum to Cancun. Qualified scuba divers interested in cavern diving in a cenote should always check the qualifications of their guide to insure a safe tour will be offered.
Beaches: Tulum & Sian Kaan Biosphere
Tourists from around the globe are discovering Tulum Mexico as a destination for adventure. Tulum's white limestone beaches and sapphire blue Caribbean waters are perfect for sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling. Follow the Coba road east, toward the beach, to get to spectacular beaches south of the Tulum Ruins. Even farther south on the beach road—road to Punta Allen—will lead to the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve and more deserted beaches. The Amigos de Sian Kaan and Centro Ecologico de Sian Ka'an CESiak can both arrange biology tours of the waterways and Mayan canal systems inside the Reserve. Sian Ka'an means "where the sky is born" and is a habitat for thousands of birds as well as all the terrestrial and aquatic animals to be found in the coastal area.