The ruins of Tulum stand on a cliff facing the Caribbean Sea. It was a prosperous trading city in the late Mayan period, from around 1200 to 1600. A number of temples were built here, and their walls are decorated with frescoes and carvings reminiscent of that time. Down the stairs from the side of the majestic temple is a beach overlooking the clear blue sea. This is a ruin with a unique charm, where you can enjoy both the romance of history and the feeling of a resort.
The Riviera Maya is a jungle and ocean resort area that stretches 400 kilometers along the coast from Playa del Carmen to the Tulum area, south of Cancún on the Yucatan Peninsula. The Riviera Maya is dotted with luxurious resort hotels along the beautiful Caribbean coastline, and is packed with attractions ranging from ancient ruins by the sea and cenotes (natural springs in caves) where you can enjoy the beauty of history and nature, to vast theme parks where you can enjoy a variety of activities, making it a hot area that is as popular as Cancun.