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The beach and ruins  

The beach and ruins


November 26th 2014
Our eight hour trip from Flores to Chetumel in Mexico through Belize took 10.5 hours. We were dropped off at the bus station and there was a bus heading to Tulum in ten minutes so we hopped on rather than spending a night in Chetumel. We arrived in Tulum just after 10pm and walked down the main road until we found somewhere to stay. Tulum is on the main highway and not an attractive town but it i ... read more
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Mexican Flag The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst... ... read more
24th February 2015

Gorgeous beach and ruins!
Glad the beach is still warm and beautiful! When I was there a million years ago, there was no Tulum town, just thatched roof palapas and little stands selling fish tacos on the beach. I'd just swim off the beach and out to the reefs for snorkeling. Hearing your reports of a crowded ruins and an ugly town, now I'm afraid to return. Still, it looks lovely!

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