Tulum Ruins, Mexico (2011)
TThe Mayan city of Tulum is 130km from Cancun, Mexico. Tulum Ruins was built on limestone cliffs overlooking the Caribbean seas in the late thirteenth century, which is known as the Mayan post-classic period. It was a ancient seaport trading in turquoise and jade. And the only Mayan city built on the coast.
This was our first trip to Mexico. We did a Caribbean cruise and Tulum was one of our day excursions. The weather was very bad that day. Dark and grey dreary sky’s. Hardly any sunlight and lots of rain but that did not stop us from exploring the ruins. I would recommend wearing comfortable shoes as you will spend a lot of the time walking around the ruins.
One thing did surprise me was the large amount of lizards in this area. The Tulum ruins are the home of the Basiliks and Ctenosaura lizards. They are everywhere and are know as the Dragons of Tulum. And the second big surprise was the number of tourists. So best you get to the ruins early and book a private guide to show you around. I am sure it will be very boring if you don’t have someone telling you the history behind the ruins!
- Camera BodyCanon 500D
- Camera LensCanon EF-S 18-200mm
- City / TownTulum
- Date Taken2011/03/11