The coastal city of Tulum was one of the last sites to be inhabited by the Mayas. It was formerly called Zama - which translates the City of Dawn - and is believed to have been an important trade hub in the past. Tulum houses typical Mayan architecture on the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, in southeastern Mexico. The most prominent buildings at the Tulum site are the El Castillo, the Temple of the Frescoes, and the Temple of the Descending God. r\n
In addition to its historic attractions, Tulum is famed amongst tourists for its beautiful, sugary sand beaches. The stretches of beaches in Tulum are considered to be some of the best beaches in Mexico and offer fantastic spots for diving, snorkelling and several other activities. r\n
The tourist area of Tulum has been separated into four parts - the archaeological site, the town area, the hotel zone and the biosphere reserve of Sian Ka'an. The town features a tropical climate, with the warmest months of the year generally being from May to August. The best time to visit Tulum is during October and December, just after the hurricane season.
Cancún International Airport is the main airport serving the city of Tulum. Cancún International Airport is the second busiest airport in the country and is located in Cancún city. It handles many airlines and millions of airports every year.
Halal food in Tulum is quite scarce and there are no known Halal restaurants in Tulum. Though there are several vegetarian options available in restaurants in the city, Muslim travellers should note that animal fat is used in the preparation of most food - even vegetarian dishes - and it is highly recommended that you enquire with restaurants about the preparation of food.
There are no known mosques in Tulum and it is best to make use the privacy of your room or accommodation option during prayer times.