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Tulum - David M. photo


,, Tulum is now branded as the trendiest destination on the Riviera Maya. US investors pour a tremendous amount of money into boutique hotel and villa projects. Unlike Cancún, no highrise buildings are constructed, as part of Tulum is supposed to attract a specific clientele. Tulum is labeled eco-chic, and the atmosphere is somewhat posthippie, still pretty expensive. The concept is to give an impression that everything here is organic, green, eco-friendly. On the other hand, the old village part (Pueblo) is still for the backpackers, surfers, who walk kilometers to reach the best beaches. (aji, 2021)





Practicals

Shopping

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Tulum - eco-friendly ATM - Anna K-K. photo

Fun

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Yucatan - Tulum - beach performance - Anna K-K photo

Tulum - Laguna Kaan Luum - anna k.k. photo

Tulum - What is exactly the primary subject of this photo? - Krista photo

Background

Tulum - Mayan ruins - Krista photo

Destination in brief

Tulum is one of the top tourist attractions of the Yucatan Peninsula, mainly due to its coastal Mayan ruins. Tulum consists of three parts:
A monumental area of ​​Mayan ruins (Ruinas)
A township (Pueblo)
An increasingly upscale vacation-beach area (Playa)

Permanent population (in 2021): 25,500

History


Between 1100 AD and the Spanish conquest (until 1511), Tulum served as a commercial center and was presumably under the control of a wealthy Mayan stratum. In 1511, near the steep rock wall, Spanish explorers suffered shipwrecks and found fabulous, colorful buildings. The two Spanish sailors stayed here and befriended the Indians. One of them married a Mayan woman, and their child became the first Mestizo (a mixture of Indian and Spanish) on the peninsula in 1517. In the same year, that Spanish sailor helped the Mayans repel the Spaniards. But finally, the conquerors won, and the area became a ghost town. Since then, the ruined city has undergone several restorations.

People

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Tulum - Mayan ruins - visitors - Krista photo

Attractions

Maya Ruins

Tulum was probably one of the longest-inhabited Mayan city-states from the end of the late classical era. Mayan civilization declined by this time, so the elegance - typical of other famous Mayan remnants - is lacking. Tulum was possibly a port and a commercial city, with its (now intact) city walls. A tropical beach - as a spectacular background - makes the atmosphere of the ruins genuinely unique.  

Tulum - Mayan ruin - Krista photo

Tulum - Mayan ruins - Krista photo

Tulum - Mayan ruins - Krista photo

Tulum - Mayan ruins - Krista photo

Tulum - Mayan ruins - Krista photo


Beaches at the Maya Ruins

Tulum - Beach at the ruins - David M. photo

Tulum - Beach at the ruins - David M. photo

Tulum - Beach at the ruins - David M. photo

Tulum - Beach at the ruins - David M. photo

Tulum - sea at the ruins - Krista photo

Playa Paraiso

Tulum - Playa Paraiso - Krista photo

Tulum - Playa Paraiso - Krista photo

Tulum - Playa Paraiso - Krista photo

Tulum - Playa Paraiso - Krista photo

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