The Reason Tulum Got its Name

Our Hotel near Tulum Mayan Ruins

Past and present united in paradise

In Mayan, “Tulum” means wall and the region is named after that word because it used to be a walled city. Due to its privileged location and the excellent conservation of its buildings and mural paintings, Tulum’s Archaeological Site is the most emblematic site of the coast of Quintana Roo. It is presided over by El Castillo, the highest basement of Tulum, which preserves a temple with three entrances ornamented with serpentine columns and two zoomorphic masks at the corners.

Another thing that makes these ruins so special is their location literally by the sea. By visiting them, in addition to experiencing the region’s past up close, you can enjoy the most incredible views of the sea.

Biking distance: 4.8 km (20 min)