What to see in Tulum?
Are you planning your exclusive holiday in Tulum and wondering about what you will definitely have to see, while in the area?
We have a list of the top 5 sights you really cannot miss during your stay in one of the most beautiful, appealing and unforgettable locations in the world. This Mexican area has a lot to offer, and you definitely will have some trouble choosing!
- The Mayan Ruins: they are definitely one of the most appreciated sights in the area, and for a good reason! The Mayan ruins in Tulum are arguably the biggest cultural pull every visitor feels attracted to, and the moment you will see them you will immediately understand why tourists continue to flock these superb pre-Columbian ruins. The site is perched high on a cliff and features a sweeping view on the sapphire ocean below. Not only a marvelous cultural attraction, then, but also a natural one! The area is so emblematic that the most famous pictures of the Mexican ocean landscape are taken from this very spot.
- The Cobá ruins: they represent another of the most appealing sights near Tulum. Located in the same state of Tulum, Quintana Roo, this archaeological underrated by many is worth at the very least two or three hours of your time. You will soon understand why we are including it in our list of the things to see while in Tulum. These ruins also have another added quality: they are usually not as crowded as the famous Tulum Mayan ruins, so if you are a fan of history, culture but also of refreshingly tourist-free destinations, this is the place for you. You will especially love the rugged introduction to the Mayan architecture, strategically placed in the heart of the Yucatan peninsula jungle.
- Playa Paraíso: also known as Paradise Beach, is definitely one of the best beaches in Quintana Roo, and features a name that mirrors the absolute truth. In a nutshell, this strip of sandy white beach won’t disappoint you, which is a good indicator of how beautiful the entire coastline of Tulum is.
- Cenotes: while on vacation in the Yucatan peninsula, there are places that cannot be ignored and this is one of them. Cenotes are the famous Mayan sinkholes and, in Tulum, you will be close to some of Mexico’s most magnificent examples. Cenote Calavera and Carwash are certainly some of the most famous examples, but with a little searching and some help from our staff you will find some underrated and practically deserted ones to explore too.
- The Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve: why not experience Mother Nature in all its beauty while staying in one of the most beautiful places Mother Nature has ever conceived? This breathtaking reserve is considered one of Quintana Roo’s top destinations for nature lovers. Just know that its Maya name means, “Where the sky begins”. Don’t you get the feeling this really is a magical place? It is! You will have the chance to see animals in their natural environment, both on earth and at sea: tapirs, monkeys, dolphins and more than 300 varieties of birds. You will admire a natural land extending on over 528 thousand acres and literally soak in a paradise on earth. Sian Ka’an was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.
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