Blessed with some of the most pristine natural beauty spots in Mexico, Tulum is a destination that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. Throw in beachside Mayan ruins, underwater sinkholes and delicious local cuisine, and you can see why this Caribbean coastal town is a photographer’s dream. Need more proof? Here are some stunning shots of Tulum.
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The 13th-century Mayan ruins of Tulum are an impressive sight, especially given their location overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
The clifftop Castillo was built as a watchtower and is one of the most photographed sights in Mexico.
The warm, azure waters of the Caribbean Sea are a major draw for visitors to Tulum, Cancún and other resort destinations along the Riviera Maya.
Tulum also has pristine white beaches.
Nature lovers are drawn to the region year-round. Huge iguanas such as this roam freely along Tulum beach.
Sea turtles are another common sight on the beaches and waters of Tulum.
Traditional handicrafts such as these brightly colored bowls are sold around town.
Tulum has long had a reputation as a hippie hub, although in recent years the atmosphere has shifted in response to growing interest from expensive hotels and property developers.
The area surrounding Tulum is known to have the largest number of cenotes (or underwater sinkholes) in the world. Once celebrated as sacred by the ancient Mayans, they now attract divers, swimmers and adventurers alike.
Casa Cenote, which sits just north of town, is one of the most visually arresting natural spots in the region – and a great place for a swim.
Lagoon Kaan Luum, just south of Tulum, is also a stunning place for a dip.
Fruits are in abundant supply in Tulum and a fruit salad with coconut is a fantastic way to start the day.
Tulum also has excellent street food – unsurprisingly, tacos are a popular (and inexpensive) choice.
Tulum is an excellent place to stargaze and offers awe-inspiring night skies.