Tulum

tulum beach bar

Located 130 km south of Cancún the well preserved cliff-top Maya ruins at Tulum beach overlook expansive stretches of sparsely populated white sand beachfront and the turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean.  Cabañas, camp sites and beachfront bars are scattered along the beachfront.

cobáInland about 42 km west of Tulum, the ancient city of Cobá was among the largest of the Maya cities.  It’s architecture more closely resembles that of Tikal (in Guatemala) than of Chichén Itzá or Uxmal.  Cobá is home to the tallest Maya structure on the Yucatán Peninsula, the 42 meter high great pyramid Nohoch Mul.  It was an exhausting climb to the top, but we did it!

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2 Responses to “Tulum”


  1. 1 tulumhotels September 16, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Hi,
    where did you stay when you were in Tulum??

  2. 2 travelsinspanish September 17, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    We stayed in town at an inexpensive hostal. Unfortunately, neither of us are able to recall the name of the hostal.


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