Tulum, Mexico has seen a gradual increase in tourism over the past 4-5 years. The picturesque beaches, blue waters, and historic ruins are just a few of the many wonders that make this place paradise. Fancy clothing stores with resort attire and restaurants that bring in after-hours DJ sets grace the streets, balancing out the eco-friendly, zen vibe with a more cosmopolitan feel.
Upon my second visit to this town in the Yucatan Peninsula, I had the opportunity to see more of what it had to offer and delve deeper into its history. Here are five things you want to experience if you decide to take the trip:
Cenotes are underwater sinkholes created where a cave ceiling has collapsed. The Mayan civilization viewed them as sacred because they were the only source of water in the jungle and it was also where they practiced religious rituals. Mexico has over 6,000 cenotes—some more spectacular than others.
One of the more popular ones is Hubiku (located in Temozon, Mexico near the Chichen Itza). The cave has an opening at the top that provides natural light and is perfect for a refreshing swim on a hot day. Another popular cenote is the