Apr 1, 2013


The average tourist wants to go to places where there are no tourists...

Yesterday Arvid and I toured the ruins of Tulum.  Yes, we were doing the tourist thing. According to the tour guide, Tulum offers the perfect combination of total relaxation, tranquillity and seclusion, yet filling your day with the many interesting and rich activities in the area.

The little town of Tulum is slowly developing to offer various services. There are several very good local restaurants and a few on the beach in the various properties in the hotel area on the beach that are absolutely wonderful and still very cost effective.

Tulum was one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayans; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico.

The main attraction of Tulum, apart from the world renowed Maya ruins on the sea,  are the pristine white beaches of the Caribbean Sea.
Tulum is the most visited of the Maya sites in the Yucatan, they have the azure Caribbean as a backdrop - a startling contrast, and heaven for the photographer or artist. Because the area is small and there is comparatively little climbing involved, you can gain a fair appreciation of the site in a couple of hours.  
Compared to Chichén Itzá, these ruins were not as impressive.  At least this is my opinion.  Was OK to see, but word of advise.  If you plan on going there one day, take lots of sunscreen and lots of water.  A bathing suit is a must if you plan on enjoying a swim in the beautiful Caribbean sea surrounding the ruins.  The day ended with a delicious lunch and beautiful evening out on overlooking the water and seeing the dolphins swim.

Who knows what today will hold:)

Ruins of Tulum
Whatever it is you do, make sure to always have fun!

The traveler sees what he sees, 
the tourist sees what he has come to see...