AThe Tulum ruins are the thirst most-visited tourist site in all of Mexico, and for good reason. The stunning location on bluffs overlooking the Caribbean Sea is just a short drive to the south from Cancun and Playa del Carmen in the bustling Riviera Maya. From Grand Velas Riviera Maya, you can hop on a convenient shuttle or private hire taxi and be in Tulum in less than an hour. Along the way enjoy jaw-dropping scenery of the Yucatan jungle to your right and sparkling Caribbean sea views to you left. No trip to the Riviera Maya is complete without a visit to the Tulum ruins.
AThe Tulum Mayan ruins are remants of the ancient Mayan civilization that called the Yucatan Peninsula home in the centuries before Christopher Columbus landed in the area. Tulum was one of many such settlements, but the only one to be located directly on the beaches of the Caribbean sea. Here you will find what remains of a bustling Mayan port, where trade ships stopped during their travels to and from other Yucatan port cities. Remnants of the city square, a lighthouse, churches and homes still stand, and offer you a glimpse into life in the pre-Columbian era.