Published On: Mon, Dec 5th, 2016

Time traveling in Tulum

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On your next trip to the Riviera Maya, you cannot miss Tulum, enjoy the pristine sandy beaches, visit the sacred “Cenotes” and time travel in the ancient Maya city by the sea.

Soothing Cenotes

Escape the heat of the beach and experience the area’s equally famous cenotes, natural sinkholes that form when the roof of a cave collapses, perfect for snorkeling, scuba diving or just swimming.

If it’s your first time, visit the Gran Cenote, which, despite its name, is a relatively shallow 30 feet to the bottom. There’s also Cenote Dos Ojos, one of the largest of its kind in the world.

Gran Cenote, Tulum, Quintana Roo (Photo: Google)

Gran Cenote, Tulum, Quintana Roo (Photo: Google)

Mayan Ruins

Tulum National Park, near the Zona Hotelera, dates back to around A.D. 564.

Its massive stone palaces are believed to have been constructed as a walled city, either to protect the Mayans from invaders or to house the noble priests.

The ruins are located right by the ocean, so bring a bathing suit and towel. Up for more exploring? Make the half-hour drive inland to Cobá, an ancient, massive Mayan city in the jungle.

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Tulum, archaeological site (Photo: Google)

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