Tulum, the Maya Fortress
     & the Xel-Ha Lagoon
The Yucatan, Mexico
Welcome to Mexico.  I was happy to escape the sea resort of
Cancun for trip to the Mayan fortress of Tulum, with its
spectacular setting overlooking the Caribbean Sea.  Tulum
has a box-like military design, functional, not pretty.
Tulum sits on a cliff, still appearing formidable.
Location really is everything.  No other Mayan
site can match Tulum, as it presides over lovely
shades of blue Caribbean waters.
This area of the Yucatan is now called the Mayan
Riviera for its beaches.  Beaches rarely interest me,
but the nearby Xel-Ha Lagoon is gorgeous.   
Refugees from the beaches can swim or scuba in the lagoon.
If you have a high speed internet connection, watch the
Intrepid Berkeley Explorer's free video of this trip to Central
America and Mexico by clicking on: