Tulum is a beautiful pre-Hispanic city on the east coast of the Yucatán peninsula rising on the sea shore.
Built on a limestone cliff, its main buildings dominate the crystalline turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.
The site arose and developed strongly between the years 1200 and 1550 A.D. in the period known as the Late Post-Classic.
A sea port of eastern Yucatán during the Mayan epoch, the city reached its apogee after the fall of Mayapán around the year 1400 A.D.
Tulum is one of the most attractive Mayan cities, both because of its natural environment and because of the human scale of its buildings, some of which still conserve remains of paintings and frescoes.
This guide, which includes an extensive historical introduction to Mayan culture and Tulum, provides a detailed description of each monument supported by numerous color photographs and complemented with drawings, maps and plans.