A crazy ass walking through Tulum ruins
When I still lived in the Southern Italy, my flatmate kept on talking about Tulum. He visited Mexico before and spent a day visiting Tulum ruins and the beach and loved it (and he is not a beach person at all.) So I was actually really looking forward to visiting Tulum when I came to Mexico.
So when I stayed in Playa del Carmen, one day we went to Tulum with a friend. Unfortunately, my laptop was stolen just 2 days afterwards with all the photos I took in Tulum, which means all the photos in this post were taken with my friend’s mobile phone.
It was freaking hot that day. Everyone was sweating like crazy and I wanted to enjoy Tulum as much as possible, so I stayed just in the bikini (and according to the faces of some more people, I was not the only one enjoying what I saw).
I have to admit that my friend has been always obsessed with my ass, so most of the photos were taken of my back (plus I don’t like when people take photos of me so he had to do so when I was not looking).
Anyway, his obsession now means I have at least some pictures from Tulum, its ruins and stunning beaches.
Tulum was a very important port found by the Maya tribe on the Caribbean coast (the only archeological site in Mexico still existing on the coast), almost 130 km South of Cancún. It was built as one of the last Maya towns and lies on a cliff 12 meters above the sea. It served as a major port for the Maya town Cobá.
Tulu’um in Yucatec Maya means a fench/wall and it was surrounded by a huge wall – 3 to 5 meters tall to protect it against the invasions from the land side too as it was a place for the obsidian trade.
After Teotihuacán and Chichen Itzá, Tulum is the third most-visited archeological site in Mexico. El Castillo and Templo de los Frescos are its main attractions.
You can get to the closest beach just going down the steps, or walking a little bit more outside the ruins where white sandy beaches with turquoise water, waves and fresh air can be found – which will be a paradise for you after the heat in the ruins.
Remember that Tulum town and the centre are situated cca 5 km from the archeological site and if you stay over in there, most of the hostels have bicycles to hire so you can visit the ruins and the beaches.
The place is full of iguanas which I loved. They don’t bite, no worries!
Definitely a day spent in the Tulum ruins and beaches will fly by like mine did and now, when I’m having cold holidays in Slovakia, I just wish to wake up somewhere in Quintana Roo and visit hot Tulum again.