A Quick Guide to Tulum

Mexico, Tulum Guide (B): A Quick Guide to Tulum

Tulum was our first stop in Mexico. We went straight there after landing at Cancún airport and stayed for three nights in a simple Airbnb apartment in quiet a residential area.

For such a small town, Tulum has an impressive amount of very good street art. Get off the main high street, especially to the south, and you’ll suddenly start stumbling over pieces everywhere. I feel like we only saw a very small proportion of what was available to see, but these were a few of our favourite pieces.

The main reason most visitors come to Tulum is to see the ruins of the Mayan port city that was actually one of the last to be built by the Maya and indeed survived after the Spanish invasion for about 70 years until its inhabitants were wiped out by exposure to diseases brought from Europe.

Going early in the morning soon after the site opens at 8am is a good idea to avoid both the crowds of day-trippers and the midday sun. Entry is M$70 (€3) and there are also guides who will try to sell you an hour long guided tour at the ticket office. We did not take one, so cannot comment on the quality. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Quick Guide to Tulum
Guide Location: Mexico » Tulum
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Mezzanine   Ki’bok   Del Cielo   La Hoja Verde   Co.ConAmor   Charly’s Vegan Tacos   El Vegetariano  
Author: Sam Wood
Read it on author's website: http://www.indefiniteadventure.com/quick-guide-tulum/