Only eight miles south of Xel-Ha Natural Wonder abides a peaceful town with enormous historical heritage, natural wealth, and an unsurpassable ambient of mystery and pristine beauty. Tulum's downtown area is a quaint and colorful conglomeration of placid streets, varied cuisine, and a relaxed, casual nightlife. Towards the sea, one can find an endless string of huts and small boutique hotels, along what many consider to be amongst the finest beach stretches in the world.
But Tulum's strongest attraction is its archeological significance as a important commercial port for the ancient Mayan civilization. Built on the northern limits of Tulum's beaches, the ruins of what was once an impressive settlement dedicated to trade and navigation, are now famous for their well-conserved edifices against an unsurpassable seaside setting.