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The Friday Photo #194 – On the Beach in Tulum

January 24, 2014 | Mexico, The Friday Photo | 3 Comments

Crumbling ruins, lazy iguanas and pristine Caribbean beaches. Now that’s what I look for in my historic sites.

Tulum, on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, is one of the premier attractions in the area, and it’s not hard to see why. I’d never been to an archaeological site where you can wander around admiring historic attractions for a while and then walk down to a perfect white beach to swim in a crystal clear ocean.

Of course, being a major attraction only a couple of hours from the resorts of Cancun, it’s highly advisable to get there early. We took a colectivo (shared van) from Playa del Carmen that arrived shortly after the 8:00am opening time, and had the place almost entirely to ourselves.

By late morning, the tour buses had descended and the quiet contemplation and deserted beaches had turned into a heaving mass of humanity.

Before the crowds arrive, though? It’s one of the most beautiful places in the world.



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    Tim | UrbanDuniya

    January 25, 2014

    Yeah ok... this looks like paradise!!

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    rebecca kroegel

    January 31, 2014

    that palm tree just makes this photo look like paradise

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    Meghan

    February 14, 2014

    I'll have to take you up on the arrive early advice, as I'm headed down there in the Fall of this year!


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