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Kiteboarding Class in Tulum
"The first 3 hours of training includes the basic theory of flying a kite learning about wind direction and general conditions for riding safety knowing the kitesurf gear and how to use the safety systems. You will practice the first kite piloting launch and landing the kite and will work on a series of exercises on the beach to get prepared to go in the water independently.The next 3 hours are used to master the body-drag and includes all the practice that you will need in the water to be able to put the board boby and board . The goal of this step is to get confident with the ocean condition like waves swell and the current  and flying the kite to be dragged in the water
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"All-Inclusive Self-Drive Hummer Tour: Ziplining
C"All-Inclusive Self-Drive Hummer Tour Ziplining Cenote and Interactive Zoo"Boarding your Hummer or Jeep vehicle you'll head directly for the “El Rey” (The King) Mayan ruins a magical archaeological site near the Cancun hotel zone. Spend a good amount of time here interacting with the Mayan culture animals and nature. You'll also have the opportunity to admire and feed iguanas which call ""El Rey"" their home!Then
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Private Tour: Jungle Adventure at Punta Laguna Nature Reserve
"Your private jungle adventure tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya. Board a vehicle and head to the natural reserve of Punta Laguna in Tulum. This is a unique adventure tour in the jungle as you will enjoy incredible outdoor activities and learn all about the spider monkey. Your first activity is a kayak ride through the lagoon. Admire the natural surrounding and then it's ti ziplining. Get your gear on and zoom across the jungle on a thrilling ride. Afterwards you will enjoy a light lunch and be part of an ancient Mayan ritual.Then it is time to start your guided hiking adventure to see the spider monkey! You will immerse yourself in the jungle and see the spider monkey and other beautiful species such as birds little reptiles and much more.After a day full of fun you will have some snacks and then be taken back to your hotel."
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Tulum Tips (39)

A world class beach

Tulum is the ancient Mayan city overlooking the fabulous blue waters of the Caribbean, with a fantastic beach, beautiful views and fascinating history. Tulum is an easy half day trip that you must see. It is also probably a good idea to join this trip with a stop at Xel Ha. David's dad rented a car for the week so we did a day trip to Tulum and Xel Ha. Tulum was built in the Early Classic period (AD250-600) and developed into an important city in the years AD1200-1530. Tulum is quite a small site and unlike Chichen Itza has a beach that is just an amazing sight. The beach is also good for a dip to cool yourself down in the heat. Tulum is one of the most visited of all Mayan ruins, and it's also the only major Mayan ruin to be found along Mexico's Caribbean coastline on the "Riviera Maya". It would be a shame to miss it. Tulum is surrounded by three walls and with the ocean forming the fourth boundary the city was designed to be defensive. A warning and danger tip would have to be the many Iguanas found all over the place. The best part about Tulum is that it is never too crowded. One of the big spectacles at Tulum is the voladores, or flyers located close to the entrance. They dress in brilliantly colored traditional costumes, climb up a 150 foot pole, tie their ankles to ropes wound around the pole and then jump off. They fly gracefully around and around as the ropes unwind until they reach the ground. As the voladores "fly," another performer balances at the top of the pole and plays haunting tunes on his wooden flute. Overall we all loved Tulum and would recommend it to anyone who visits Cancun.

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gipper84
Jun 28, 2005

Tulum

Tulum is the only oceanfront city the Maya ever built, also the only one that is walled. Located on incredibly beautiful Caribbean beach, Tulum is small, it can be toured in about two hours, but offers some incredible insight into the life of the Maya. Tulum may lack some of the grandeur of Chichén Itzá, but its stylised designs and the incredible setting more than make up for the lack of major pyramids. A small admission fee is charged. Multilingual guides are available. An early trip to Tulum, combined with lunch in Playa del Carmen, and an afternoon of snorkelling make for a perfect day out.

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gabriellefox
Feb 28, 2005

Beautiful Blue Waters in Tulum

Go to see the ruins at Tulum. It is hot and dusty, but it is worth the trip. The tours are given by real Mayans who share lots of information about the culture; both past and present.

Bring a bathing suit as well, there are amazing beaches there too.

ElaineCatherine
Jan 07, 2005

Enjoy the drive to Tulum as well

From the resort row, it'll be worth it to rent a car and take a pleasant 3 hr. drive to the ancient Mayan temple complex of Tulum where you can soak in the historical sight as well as the amazing view of the sea!

Yup this temple sits at a cliff overlooking the carribbean sea! If you feel like taking a dip, a small beach by the alcove can be host to your 40degree heat break.

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Nov 30, 2004
 
 
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Roadway adventure

I believe that if you have the courage to get behind the wheel of a vehicle in Mexico, that you should focus that courage and use it to venture down the highway from Cancun to Tulum. The clifftop ruins by the sea are a breathtaking sight and the drive down there is truly scenic. Plus there's the opportunity to stop by Playa del Carmen and enjoy the laid back alter ego of Cancun.

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Big_J
May 27, 2004

Tulum

From Cancun it is not far to Tulum, the only fortified Maya-City at the coast. The ruins are not as impressive as the ruins of Chichen Itza, but it is overwhelming to see the temple above the beach and the blue ocean.

As it is easy to reach from Cancun or Playa del Carmen, there are also millions of tourists.
For more photos and impressions of Tulum please see my travelogue!

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nepalgoods
Feb 22, 2004

TULUM: Amazing

Tulum is great. It's close to Playa del Carmen and it's the only piramid by the sea. It's quite amazing how these mayan guys built all these, and the landscape is great. If you're going to Tulum, BRING ON YOUR SWIMSUIT. There's an AMAZING beach right next to it. Impossible not to get in the water. You'll thank me afterwards.

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IIGUANA
Nov 10, 2003

Ruins and Snorkeling

Close to Cancun are Mayan ruins that stir the immagination. While Tulum, Chichin Itza, and Coba have well-deserved reservations, I also liked less traveled sites, such as Muyil.

If you go to Tulum, get there in the morning before the tour buses -- the site is compressed in a relatively small area and fills up fast. We got there around 8:30 - 9:00 and things were still relatively quiet -- but by the time we left the parking areas were full and more were coming in.

Muyil is just south of Tulum -- a relatively small site, but one that has some impressive buildings and gives a sense of discovery.

The Grand Pyramid is impressive at Coba, rising 12 stories above the jungle. The guidebooks mention that bikes are availble to rent because the sight is so spread out. They should be more emphatic: rent a bicycle if you go there.

Chichin Itza has a well-deserved reputation. Stay for the Light and Sound show if you can -- we took a tour bus to avoid driving late at night (and considering the cost of the toll road it was well worth it). Be sure to get the headphones unless you speak Spanish. Our guide was kind enough to arrange headphones for us, but we heard many people say that they wish they had gotten them.

I will always remember a large, orange-colored, full moon rising next to the great pyramid at Chichin Itza.

Ek-Balam has the most impressive artistic work -- well preserved statutes that defy description in this page.

Snorkeling is wonderful around Cancun. We were somewhat disappointed with Aquaworld's snorkeling tours -- both at Punta Nizuc and the Isla de Mujeres. Both of these tours took you out on boats with a guide in groups of 10 or so. It got a little crowded, but the reefs were great. You might want to consider a tour with Scubamex in Paamul instead.

There are lots of snorkeling areas south of Cancun: Paamul, Akumal, and Xpu-Ha all have beautiful beaches with access to reefs. Be sure to wear BIODEGRADEABLE sun block - and don't touch the reefs. We need to protect them for our children.

ArnoldE
May 02, 2003
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Ruins of Tu-Lum

One of the ancient Maya Indians cities... or naturally ruins of it. Maybe not so impressive than some other ruined cities but a landmark of very old civilization. If you go to Cancun, I think you should also visit one day, or half of it in Tu-Lum. Actually we did Xel-Ha and Tu-Lum in one day and I think it was quite okay schedule for that.

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JustinRose
Feb 27, 2003

Tulum - the Big Picture

As we were leaving the site, I took this photo from the landward protective wall, looking back over the main area of Tulum's buildings toward the ocean cliff. This site is much newer than Chicen-Itza, springing up in the 1200s, and it was still inhabited when the Spanish conquistadors arrived in the 1500s.

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Bwana_Brown
Feb 23, 2003

Tulum Beach

An interesting fact about Tulum is that it is the only ruin located directly on the coast. There is a very nice beach located directly below the cliff on which Tulum is situated. Our bus tour was too short to allow us time to explore it, but we had a good view from above!

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Bwana_Brown
Feb 23, 2003

VISIT TULUM -ANCIENT SITE AND BEACH

the ancient Mayan city of Tulum on the coast of Quitana Roo dominates the Caribbean from its clifftop vantage point.
the impressive walled city is located on the coast and dates from the Post Classic period (A.D. 900-1521) A wall surrounded the ceremonial and political center of the city, while the common people settled on the perimeter.
The most noteworthy structures in Tulum are El Castillo , built on a 12-meter tall cliff facing the sea; the Temple of the Descending God, with a bas.-relief carving of the god Itzamna on the facade; and the Temple of the Frescoes, elaborately painted on the inside and decorated with masks on the four cornices

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Dec 14, 2002

Things to Do Near Tulum

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Mexico Kan Tours

I decided to take a trip around Latin America and started in Tulum, Mexico. The beach was amazing but I wanted other experiences besides sipping cocktails in the beach all day. A friend told me about...
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Xel-Ha

Rivalling with its neighbour Xcaret, this park is an absolute "must see". It doesn't have so many attractions as an amusement park, but it is gorgeous as a natural park. It is a breeding area for...
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Xel-Ha

Rio de la Vida means River of Life. This is the main estuary for Xel Ha lagoon. There is a cement path way around the lagoon. At the far end from the dinning area there path leads to an arch which is...
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Akumal Beach

The beach at Akumal is beautiful but more specifically, it is the water and lack of waves. Unlike other beaches around riviera maya, Akumal has a reef or barrier just off shore. You can see in the...
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Ecopark Kantun Chi

Before the Grotto tour, we visited this small Cenote and swam in it, at the beggining we were quite suspicious and the water was very cold, but was a good preparation for the dive in the big cenotes...
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