Tulum Coast

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Located 128 km south of city of Cancun, The Tulum Coast on the shores of Mexican Caribbean cradles on of most important archaeological remnants of the ancient Mayan civilization.

The only walled city constructed by the Maya, located on the shores of the Caribbean, the archeological site of Tulum is a complex of temples with a cenote, or natural well, in its centre. A small beach protected by reef made it an ideal place to shelter the grand canoes, and for the interchange of merchandise between the ocean-going Maya.

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From the cusp of the Post Classic period (900 – 1200) until the Christian era, Tama or Tulum was the principal port for tourism and maritime commerce along the length of the Mayan sea route. Women made pilgrimages to the temple of Ix-Chel on the island of Cozumel to honor the goddess of fertility and weaving, returning to ports furthers north like Xel-Ha and Xcaret.

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The trading routs extended from Honduras in the south to the coast of Tabasco and Veracruz in the Gulf of Mexico. Surrounded by lush tropical jungle, white sand beaches and the turquoise sea, Tulum is currently one of destinations of Mexican Caribbean with the strongest flavor of virgin jungle, crystalline waters and Mayan heritage. Its extensive beaches are delight to explore.

Small and medium sized hotels are found along the length of first eight kilometers of the costal highway Tulum – Boca Paila. There are hotels for all tasted, from the most rustic, such as cabins by the sea with hammocks and sand floors, to sophisticated spas, luxury villas, air-conditioned hotel rooms, etc. but all have the simple architecture which combines harmoniously with the surrounding nature and show a profound respect for the environment.