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Activities in Tulum

Tulum offers numerous activities and attractions within short distance. There is something for everybody: Sightseeing, diving, biking, snorkeling, or just plain relaxing.



The Walled Maya City

One of the must-see attractions is to go to one of the most spectacular and mysterious Maya archaeological zones. Built above a cliff overlooking the ocean, in this city's ceremonial center lies the magnificent El Castillo (The Castle); it seems as if it were lost in time and space, much like an enchanted palace in the middle of paradise.

Xel-Ha

Only minutes away from the magnificent ancient ruins of Tulum awaits a world created by the Mayan gods.

Xel-Ha is nature as no one has ever felt it before, a place to share in celebrating the biological parade of the Riviera Maya. Our Natural Wonder and its open-sea aquarium offer a myriad of land and water activities, ecological attractions, world-class restaurants, and countless more unimaginable experiences.

Xcaret

Only 58 kilometers outside of Tulum enter a magical paradise where culture, ecology and Mexican wildlife meet. Among its great treasures, in Xcaret we can find Underground Rivers, a Butterfly Pavilion, a Beach, Inlets and Xcaret's one of a kind celebration "Xcaret Mexico Espectacular". At Xcaret you can enjoy the most amazing water activities such as swimming with dolphins, snuba, sea trek and snorkeling. Read more...

Sian Ka'an

Centro Ecologico Sian Ka'an is located on the Caribbean Coast of Mexico, near the Mayan Ruins of Tulum, south of Cancun.

Sian Ka'an is translated from Mayan as "where the sky is born" or "gift from the sky". A small ecotourism and education center, it serves as a model for sustainable development in sensitive tropical ecosystems. The revenue generated through tours, fishing, beautiful accommodations, and various on-site activities is used to fund conservation and education programs within the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. Read more...

Coba

Visit the archeological ruins of Coba where you can explore the ancient Mayan city and climb the Nohoch Muul, the tallest Mayan building in the Yucatan Peninsula.

Coba is estimated to have had some 50,000 inhabitants, and possibly significantly more), at its peak of civilization, and the built up area extends over some 80 kmĀ². The site was occupied by a sizable agricultural population by the 1st century. The bulk of Coba's major construction seems to have been made in the middle and late Classic period, about 500 to 900, with most of the dated hieroglypic inscriptions from the 7th century. However Coba remained an important site in the Post-Classic era and new temples were built and old ones kept in repair until at least the 14th century, possibly as late as the arrival of the Spanish.

Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres, the Island of Women, where time passes slowly and your dream vacation becomes a reality. Located just eight miles across the Bahia de Mujeres (Bay of Women) from Cancun, Isla Mujeres is only 5 miles long and half a mile wide with a downtown area of just four by six blocks.

Isla Mujeres is a fishing village and though it is now discovered by tourists it still retains its charm and tranquil atmosphere. As you stroll the streets in the evening you will see families gathered together in Caribbean styled homes, tucked between stores and restaurants, mending their fishing nets and relaxing.

A visit to Isla in not complete without renting a bike, moped or golf cart and exploring the entire island. You can visit the Turtle Farm and see the majestic sea turtles, stroll through Hacienda Mundaca, have a relaxing massage and of course, shop!

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