Day 7: Tulum, Gran Cenote, Playa Paraiso

In the morning we headed towards the Ruins of Tulum and made a stop next to the nearest Starbucks for our morning coffee. Since it was already very crowded it was the closest parking available too. There is a tram going from Starbucks to the ruins, many shops, and restaurants and there is also a square where we witnessed the Danza de los Voladores or the Dance of the Flyers. It is an ancient ritual when 4 dancers descend to the ground tied with ropes. The fifth participant dances on top of a 30-meter pole.  It is believed that performing this ritual will ask the gods to end a drought.

Tulum

Tulum

Tulum

Ruins of Tulum

Please follow the links below to see more information about the ruins and Gran Cenote:

We spent the rest of our day in Playa Paraiso. There is only one road going there and there was a terrible traffic jam. If we knew that in advance we would just walk. There are parking areas along the road or multiple beach restaurants offer free parking if you have a drink.

Playa Paraiso, Tulum

Playa Paraiso, Tulum

Playa Paraiso, Tulum

Playa Paraiso, Tulum

Playa Paraiso, Tulum

Playa Paraiso, Tulum

Playa Paraiso, Tulum

Playa Paraiso, Tulum  Playa Paraiso, Tulum

Playa Paraiso, Tulum

Playa Paraiso, Tulum

Playa Paraiso, Tulum

Playa Paraiso, Tulum

A well-deserved relaxation after a long day 🙂

Tulum

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