While I was in Mexico last week, I had the chance to visit Tulum. Tulum is an ancient Mayan city located right on the beach. In fact, a popular thing to do here after working up a sweat from walking around is to go swimming in the ocean. There’s nothing like swimming in the shadow of some ruins, right?
Tulum was a thriving capital and trading city until the Spanish came and destroyed it in 1518. After that, the city was abandoned and left to the jungle. Now, it’s one of the most popular and largest Mayan ruins in Mexico. It’s incredibly beautiful, especially given its location near the ocean. This is one of those places where my words could never do it justice, so I’ll let my pictures talk for me:
The Observatory and a beautiful backdrop.
The Cenote House
The beach where everyone goes swimming
Imagine this as your view. The Mayans had great beachfront property!
A protected area for turtle nesting.
For more information on travel to Mexico and the Mayan Riviera, plan your trip using my guide.
Editor’s Note: My trip to Mexico was sponsored by Riviera Maya tourism.