Tulum is another gem in Southern Mexico. Mayan ruins against a backdrop of turquoise ocean, cenotes to swim in, nearby inland ruins, and good food – what more could you want!
The ruins in Tulum are one of the few on the cliffs over the ocean. It is lovely and cool in the morning and before the cruise ship folks are ferried in so go as early as possible. Take water and sunscreen though.
A visit to the Coba ruins was also a fun day. It’s a large complex first settled in 50BC and spread over quite a few kilometers. You can walk, rent bikes or rent bike-tuk tuks with a driver. We opted for this last option given that two of us don’t manage to stay on bikes well! It was actually fun as our bike driver was Mayan and he chatted about current cultural situations in the area for indigenous peoples and share about foods and traditions etc.