Tulum has been internationally renowned for its beautiful beaches along the Caribbean sea and its fascinating archeological sites. Tulum is one of the nine municipalities that make up the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, located in the tourism district of the Mayan Riviera.
Tulum was part of a series of Mayan forts established along the Caribbean coast, from the gulf of Mexico as far south as what is known today as Honduras.
In the state of Quintana Roo, Tulum.
According to statistics, Tulum continues to be the most visited archeological site in the state of Quintana Roo, with a total of 992,964 visitors in 2010, followed by the archeological sites of Coba and San Gervasio (Cozumel).
For a long time, Tulum has been a Caribbean paradise for both backpackers and bohemians alike. There are different activities and attractions for pleasure seekers from all over the world, such as kite surfing, windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, as well as land and water excursions. Nearby caves and cenotes (freshwater sinkholes) nestled in the jungle offer a refreshing alternative to those looking to wander away from the lazy beaches and their cabañas. Yoga centers and alternative therapeutic treatments such as Temazcal are also commonplace in the area.
Local and international cuisines are available in a variety of unique restaurants as well as an eclectic mix of stores and boutiques offering mementos that embody the heart of Mexico.
The region has an excellent climate, with an average annual temperature of 25.5 °C (78 °F.) Offshore water temperature is about 27 °C (80 °F) and cenote water temperatures for snorkeling or diving is about 24 °C (76 °F)
Population: 28, 263 inhabitants
Population Growth: 5.7% annually
Preponderant Activity: Tourism
Total visitors per year: 3.5 million
Average length of stay: 7.2 days
Number of hotel rooms available: 6,400
Average annual occupancy: 70%
Nationality of visitors to the Riviera Maya:
South America: 1.75%
Rest of the World: 0.42%