Mayan Beach, Tulum

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Combine historical exploration with seaside recreation at Mayan Beach, an area of sandy and rocky coastline that includes a set of Mayan ruins. On top of a rocky bluff, find the ruined walls of the old town, overlooking the beach and the Caribbean Sea. Head down the steps to get to the sand and the water, and relax under the watchful eye of the ancient town's fortifications. The rocky bluff, dotted with palms and shrubs, completes the picture-perfect scene. Use our Tulum trip planner to visit Mayan Beach on your trip to Tulum, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • In Playa del Carmen and Cancum, there was no algae during September, however, in Tulum there is still a lot of sargavery left in the water, and that hurts the landscape and the coasts a lot
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  • This beach located in the ruins of Tulum is the classic postcard, with the temple on the cliff and the turquoise beach on one side. Although the beach is not so recommended for bathing, especially for the sargasso, if it is a very beautiful and unmissable postcard to see if you are going to Tulum. 100% recommended!
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