This walled city of the Mayan Empire is the most famous and important archaeological zone on our Caribbean shores, located in the state of Quintana Roo in the south-east of Mexico.
In ancient times the city was known as Zamá in the Mayan language, which means the rising of the sun or dawn, and the current name of Tulum means fence or city wall. The latter name appears to have been used to refer to the city when it was found in ruins, referring to the wall that surrounded it, making it an important fort for the town’s defence. Due to the numerous references to the so called “descending God” in murals and other works found in the city’s buildings, Tulum is considered to have been an important centre for the cult of this deity. For the ancient Maya, this was an astronomical observatory and a fort.
One of the main attractions of this wonderful place is that it combines a beautiful archaeological zone with idyllic white sand beaches, crystal clear turquoise water, calm waves and incredible horizons.