So, why come to Mexico and visit Tulum for your next vacation?
Mexico is famous for its majestic Mayan ruins located in Tulum among rugged cliffs overlooking the beautiful turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean. Long stretches of white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and swaying palm trees make Tulum one of the most beautiful tropical paradises in Mexico and in the world. It is surrounded by the world's second largest barrier reef which unlocks the door to a wide array of ocean adventures.
The warm waters of Mexico and tropical sun of the Caribbean make it perfect to spend hours in the ocean Learning Kiteboarding or kitesurfing and taking your IKO certification course, going on downwind trips or riding waves on the reef break. The open stretches of powdery white beaches and sideshore winds are the ideal environment to learn or improve your kitesurfing skills. With a southerly wind, you might have the opportunity to ride in front of the Tulum ruins and view them from a special perspective. As well this year we are discovering new spots to kitesurf all around Tulum and the Yucatan.
The underwater world surrounding Tulum offers snorkelers and divers unbelievable opportunities to see exciting marine life, such as sea turtles, spotted eagle rays and barracudas. The barrier reef that lines the Quintana Roo coastline supports a myriad of diving environments from amazing canyons to exciting drift dives full of colorful fish. The variety of diving spots and the perfect conditions make Mexico and Tulum one of the best places in the world to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Diver.
And, during the summer months from June to September the giant Whale Sharks migrate through the Gulf of Mexico near Cancun, where you can often times view 10 magnificent sharks in one snorkeling trip. Extreme Control offers these amazing boat trips to see the whale sharks with a stop in Isla Mujeres, an island near Cancun, for a great lunch in the fishing village.
Tulum is also surrounded by lush jungle full of crystal clear freshwater pools called cenotes that offer a refreshing reprise from the tropical environment. snorkelers and divers alike will be astonished by the unique formations and heavenly rays of sunlight that abound in the caverns.
Tulum offers everything an adventurer desires, from trips to surrounding ruins like Coba and Muyil, horseback riding through the jungle to hidden cenotes, paddleboarding and kayaking trips in some beutigfil Cenote, zip-line rides through the jungle, to flyfishing, and much much more.
The town of Tulum is the last stop along the Riviera Maya and is a great little town with many traditional Mexican loncherias, Argentinian parrillas, authentic Italian restaurants and local artisan markets. It has all the amenities such as internet cafes, pharmacies, call centers, banks, car rentals and grocery stores. Tulum offers everything from the conveniences of a town, to the quiet serenity of the beach, to the excitement of the jungle.