We stumbled up a wonderful statement from the Tourism Board of Mexico, describing all things that we love about Mexico and the Riviera Maya. We already know all of this, and with our little piece of paradise, share what we know in Tulum. What we love about this description is the eloquence, the pointed descriptions and the overall tone of what Gloria Guevara Manzo, the Secretary of Tourism, had to say about her home and what we call home.
Listen up, Mexico has a lot to offer
“To talk about Mexico is to discuss history, tradition, warmth, culture, archeological zones and great wonders which makes this country a unique nation. Our country [Mexico] is geographically privileged…a factor which characterizes us ona world level. In order for you to get to know more of our natural beauties, our archeological zones, magical towns, colonial cities, ecological reserves, sustainable areas and our sun and beach destination, the Secretariat of Tourism [with local businesses] developed various routes which will allow you to visit within our country. Mexico is one fo the nations with the most diversity, it counts with more than 30 thousand archeological sites more than 110 historical monuments and it occupies the fourth place internationally of places declared ‘Heritage of Humanity’.” Gloria Guevara Manzo, Secretary of Tourism.
Tulum has most of these Mexican delights in one location
Ms. Guevara Manzo carries on to talk about the gastronomy of the Mexico, the diversity of activities and accommodations and the hospitality extended to visitors of Mexico. And we knew all of this. We experience this every day in Tulum and throughout the Riviera Maya, daily. Which is why we have made it our home.
Tulum has one historically significant Mayan Ruin site, the Tulum Ruins with Coba only 40 minutes away for another taste of the Mayan culture. Tulum is the entrance to the Sian Kaan Biosphere, one of the largest protecte UNESCO sites in Mexico with over 300 species of birds and over 100 species of orchids. Tulum is located on the Mexican Caribbean with some of the best beaches in the world and the 2nd largest barrier reef in eyes view from your beach chair. The Mayas call Tulum and the surrounding area home where they continue Mayan traditions for their children and people interested in their arts.
Tulum is geographically priviledged with a highly sensitive eco-system surrounding the entire city and dictating the sustainable and environmental practices of residents and businesses. The ocean co-exists with fresh water lagoons, mangrove grows with coconut trees, birds and butterflies love the ecosystem of Tulum, making it their home through out the year.
If you are looking for a food fest where you can experience local products, unique blends of cultural cooking and some great chefs, Tulum is the place to be where international chefs learn from local eateries wonderful Mexican recipes and cooking techniques that bring a load of history, and culture to the table.
The quote above from the Secretary of Tourism is spot on, and wonderfully states what Mexico and its cities, like Tulum, are in reality. Mexico and the Tulum area make Mexico a wonderful, rich and interesting place to hang your hat for a few days or a few months. Have you tried it yet? If you have not take these words to heart. If you know Tulum, you will know that the quote above is just…..true (with hands clapping as finally someone has stated the fact about Mexico and Tulum.)