Mexico Tulummayan ruins El Castillo Temple at paradise beach

Perhaps Mexico’s most photogenic archaeological site, Tulum’s clifftop Mayan ruins are framed by the pristine beaches and turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Between the 13th and 15th centuries it served as a major port town for fellow Mayan city Cobá, and accordingly the temples were dedicated to the gods of wind and rain, with offerings made to plead against the hurricanes which frequently battered the coastline. If stunning beaches and well-preserved ruins aren’t enough to sway you, the area also boasts fantastic cave diving and plenty of refreshing cenotes (sinkholes) to explore.

6 days

Adventures in the Yucatán

Colonial towns, Mayan ruins and beaches
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