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... the northern Yucatán area. The site contains several large temple pyramids, the tallest, in what is known as the Nohoch Mul group of structures, being some 42 metres (138 ft) in height. We climbed the 130 step pyramid right to the top. When climbing to the top it felt like we were in an Indiana Jones film. Once at the top of the pyramid your surrounded by jungle.
On our drive back to Tulum we past quaint little ...
... but it was great fun! On the way out, there was a large grey and black iguana hanging out in the car park! I later found out these are actually totally common here (probably why I was the only person excited by it!!). After a quick lunch, off to explore my first Mayan ruins - at Tulum. The ruins are 2km away from where I am staying and there is a specially built bicycle lane running parallel to the huge dual carriageway! Perfect! So ...
... that to another, lesser known ruin. We spent 2 hrs there taking photos in the beautiful sunlight, with only vivid blues, greens and whites! After the bike ride back we watched the sunset on the raised deck over the ocean and went the 20metres down the road to a nice restaurant on the water with only a single candle to let us see what we were eating. We went to bed early but were listening to the live music from the bar across the single laned road until we drifted ...
... the water so magic! These things aside I think we are both having a hard time being tourists although we thought that's what we wanted!! Where's the challenge, the hardship and the learning that's made out other experiences so worthwhile?! Has the desert changed our expectations of 'good times'?! We've applied for more volunteering in Guatemala for December and have found a language school/ home stay programme for couple of weeks before that; phew! More challenges on the horizon ...
... Afterwards we went to a rooftop bar called La Azotea. When we walked in it looked pretty swanky, and I hadn't brought that much money out so didn't think id be able to afford many drinks, but it turns out Thursday is ladies night! So all the girls drank lychee or cucumber martinis for free! Brill. We then went on to the club strip where we danced in a weird red club. Weird night. Met some more Australians, and some strange, flashing the cash Canadians. Good night overall ...
Other places to stay in Tulum
Crucero Zona Arqueologica km 131, Tulum | Hotelfrom $72
Calle Luna Sur 5, Tulum | Hotelfrom $55
- Great hotel with very friendly owner.
- Mixed feelings ....
- Perfect jumping off point
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, Tulum | 2 star hotelfrom $173
- Paradise on the beach and in the wallet
- Exactly as it sounds
- Tale e quale come ci aspettavamo
Km. 8.5, Tulum | Hotelfrom $90
- Just what we wanted
- Serenity, Beauty, Simplicity, a true safe haven
- Posto fantastico ed isolato
Carr. Tulum - Boca Paila km. 6.5, Tulum | Hotelfrom $100
Kukulkan Norte, Tulum | 3 star hotelfrom $96
Carretera Tulum Boca Paila Km 7, Tulum | 4 star hotelfrom $353
- Relaxed elegance at Ana y Jose
- Gets better with each visit!!
- Now we know...
Carretera Tulum Boca Paila Km 8, Tulum | 1 star hotelfrom $143
Carretera a Boca Paila Km 7, Tulum beach zone., Tulum | Hotelfrom $294
Carretera Tulum a Boca Paila Km 6.4, Tulum | Hotelfrom $190
Carretera Tulum Ruinas, Tulum | 3 star hotelfrom $105
- Over our best espectations!!!
- Piedra Escondida
- Not a good time
Km 1 Carretera de Las Ruinas de Tulum, Tulum | Hotelfrom $141
- Fantastic place, don't be put off by the hot tempered Italians!
- Une cabana sur pilotis
- I'll be back!
Carretera Tulum Boca Paila S/N, Tulum | 3 star hotelfrom $109
- Wonderful cabana experience in Tulum
- Best location if u need air conditioning
- Lovely Place
Andromeda (between Orion and Beta sur), Tulum | Hotelfrom $56
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, Tulum | Hotelfrom $207
- Amazing beach, but....
- Pretentious, rude staff but great beach
- Beautiful beach, yet over-priced and unfriendly!
Km. 9 Carr. Ruinas Tulum-Boca Paila, Tulum | Hotelfrom $74
Carretera Tulum-Boca Palia Km 6, Tulum | Hotelfrom $137
- Drop out of Society
- Fabulous setting
- In the elements !
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, Tulum | Hotelfrom $13
Km. 3.5 Carrertera Tulum Ruinas - Boca Paila, Tulum | 4 star hotelfrom $105
Osiris sur mz 42 lote 2, Tulum | 2 star hotelfrom $63
KM 5.5, Tulum | Hotelfrom $102
# 86 Av. Tulum, Tulum | Hotelfrom $34
Calle Mercurio Poniente, 21, Tulum | 1 star hotelfrom $48
Crtra. Tulum-Coba km.0,200, Tulum | Hotelfrom $47