Tulum Beach and Ruins
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Tulum Mexico is the combination of beach, archeological zone, and town. You could say that there are three distinct zones making up what people commonly refer to as Tulum.Staying somewhere on the Tulum Beach Road puts you in close proximity to a number of exciting outdoor activities, especially if you are interested in Mayan culture and history.
Tulum ruins are located 130 km south of Cancun. The “Tulum Archeological Zone” is the first distinct zone. You can’t miss the ruins driving along Hwy 307 either in a rental vehicle or in a bus/colectivo. There are numerous signs and there is a big pink hotel on the corner.There is a large craft market there as well as a few fast food restaurants and assorted stores. Along the road towards the ruins on your immediate right is where the Mayan Pole Flyers do their pole flying. They perform throughout the day and you can sit and watch.
Tulum ruins has one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. You can jump in the water at Tulum ruins and swim north to Boca Paila. Even if you are just going to visit the ruins it is still quite an experience to swim out on the ruins beach and see the ruins from the water. On a hot summer day it is a great way to cool off.
You can spend a couple hours visiting Tulum ruins or you can spend the day. The following is a break-down of what is available to you:
Explore the Mayan ruins. Swim or relax on the beach. Visit craft market. Get something to eat. Walk up Tulum Beach Road.