Luxury for the most demanding tourists.
Archaeological Maya ruins:
The archaeological ruins of Tulum are the main attraction of the area. The name Tulum, that in the Mayan language means "wall" and refers to the walls that surrounded it, was given in recent times when the city was already abandoned in ruins, bu the Maya who lived nearby still visited its temples. The original name of the city was instead Zamà, which meant "dawn, morning".
The beaches of Tulum, which until the mid-eighties were very little frequented and prerogative of the hippy culture, have seen a great development of hotel infrastructure, some of these frequented by Hollywood stars. In most of the hotels on Tulum's marvelous seafront, you can take a sunbed and/or umbrella, if still available, while enjoying drinks and lunch with service by the sea.
Nearby Tulum there is a complex of underground rivers that produced the cenote, a great tourist attraction for snorkeling and scuba diving. The most famous are the "cenote Carwash", the "Gran Cenote", the "Gran Calavera", the "cenote Naval", the "cenote Escondido" and the "cenote Cristal".
Cobà archaeological site:
The archaeological site of Cobá is 40 km north-east. They are ruins of the classical period of Mayan culture, believed to have been built and inhabited between the 500 and 900, although there are traces of buildings and repairs of the buildings until the arrival of the Spaniards.
Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve:
The Sian Ka'an National Park, locatad in the direction of Punta Allen, is a biosphere reserve where pumas, jaguars and crocodiles live freely. Very often is possible to see the presence of iguanas and large sea birds, which exploit the presence of mangrove islands.
Xel-Ha ecological park:
A paid ecological park consisting of a lagoon where the water of the river and the sea mix, a natural aquarium with hundreds of marine species and the homonymous Maya archaeological site of Xel-Ha.