Internationally recognized for its stunning beaches along the Caribbean Sea and its fascinating archeological sites, Tulum is one of the nine municipalities that make up the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, located in the tourist district of the Riviera Maya. Tulum was part of a series of Mayan fortresses and trading posts established along the Caribbean coast, from the Gulf of Mexico to the south of what is now known as Honduras.
For decades, Tulum has been the epitome of life in the Caribbean for backpackers and bohemians alike. A variety of activities and attractions attract those seeking pleasure worldwide, such as kitesurfing, windsurfing, snorkeling, diving, paragliding, as well as land and water excursions. The nearby caves and cenotes (freshwater sinks) nestled in the jungle offer a refreshing alternative for those looking to get away from lazy beaches and their cabins; Yoga centers and alternative therapeutic treatments such as Temazcal are also common in Tulum.