TULUM, Mexico


Tulum's world-famous cenotes: a series of crystalline freshwater pools connected by a maze of underground rivers. This astonishing natural phenomenen is unique to the Yucatan Peninsula and there is no place on earth comprising such an extensive system of underground rivers as we find here in the Yucatan Pensinsula. 



A sublime area of natural beauty, Sian Ka'an is home to thousands of species of flora and fauna, which is why the region became a designated Biosphere Reserve in 1986. A year later, Sian Ka'an was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO and it remains the largest protected area in the Mexican Caribbean. Possibly the most astonishing part of the Yucatan peninsula, it is located 2 hours south of Cancun near the small town of Tulum. When you are travelling to the Riviera Maya, especially to Tulum. Tulum has two great attractions, one being the Tulum Ruins and one is the UNESCO World Heritage Site Sian Ka'an, still not very known, but when visiting Tulum or the Riviera Maya, you should not miss to do a tour with Visit Sian Ka'an. There is no place alike anywhere in the Riviera Maya. For more details visit www.visitsiankaan.com


The archaeological site of Tulum is situated on the edge of a coastal cliff, facing the rising sun and overlooking the twinkling Caribbean Sea. The site of a

Pre-Columbian Mayan city, it once served as a major port for the trading of goods from Honduras into the Yucatan. In Maya, Tulum means “trench”, “wall” or “fence” – in reference to the thick wall that encircles the town to this day. However, research suggests that the site was once called “Zama” or "City of Dawn” – a perfect name given the breathtaking sunrises Tulum enjoys. Though more than 1,000 years old, much of the Mayan architecture remains intact, making Tulum one of Mexico’s most important archaeological sites