Welcome to Tulum! This is a pre-Columbian Mayan walled city serving as a major port and trading center for Cobá, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. In this travel vlog, we are going to explore Tulum, the history and swim in the beautiful Caribbean beach in the Yucatan.
The ruins are some of the most picturesque ancient ruins in Mexico. Tulum is situated on cliffs along the Yucatán Peninsula overlooking the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico.
The Maya spanned 3,000 years of civilization. Tulum was built during the end of the Mayan period during the 13th to15th centuries as one of the last major sites and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. Today it is one of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites, and a popular site for tourists as it is only a 2 hour drive from Cancún.
We learn about the Mayan kingdom, their rituals such as sacrifice to the gods, how they sourced water and cotton from the ceiba tree, and their sophisticated trading system for items like obsidian, honey, fish, and cotton. We also learn about how they used astrology to help with farming. It is truly a fascinating culture and archeological site!
► ► Our Tour: Cancún Adventures – Tulum Half Day Tour
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