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Cancún Tulúm

Cancun | Isla Mujeres | Cozumel | Tulúm | Riviera Maya

Geographically speaking, what is known as the "Tulúm corridor" or lately called "The Riviera Maya" begins in Puerto Morelos and ends south of the Tulúm ruins. The Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve, where thousands of animal and plant species cohabit, is just a few kilometres south of Tulúm.

This part of Mexico, which overlooks the Caribbean sea, has become a much-frequented tourist destination.  Cancún and Cozumel are, of course , exceedingly popular, but the Tulúm corridor, with its series of beaches, caves, charming small towns and Mayan ruins, is becoming increasingly accessible to tourists, and not just for day trips. Its natural beauty and magnificent landscapes attract visitors from Cancún in search of a little more authenticity. There are fewer restaurants, bars and boutiques, but the region has much to offer nevertheless.

Paradoxically, this long unrecognized region, owes its popularity and recent renown to Cancún's success as a seaside resort drawing thousands of visitors to the area. During the 1980's day excursions from Cancún to the ruins  of Tulúm and to the enchanting diving site at Xel-Ha revealed what would become the regions claim to fame. The tourist craze in Cancún opened up this new opportunity for travelers seeking more intimate settings. Tourist infrastructure began to take shape in the Riviera Maya during the 1990s, following the opening of the first mayor hotels, and, though no official statistics exist, it is estimated that the region now boasts over 3,000 rooms.

One of the major towns is Playa del Carmen, a little fishermen's town that is growing rapidly and which attracts a lot of European tourists.

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