It's been 6 years since I left Tulum in 2004, after been living there for almost 3 years. During my time there, I can probably say those were some of the best years of my life; worked at a very nice hotel, spent lots of time at the beach, did quite a bit of diving in some cenotes, visited many archeological sites but mostly I made some very special lifelong friendships.
Being back after all this years was simply wonderful. On my way there I can probably say I had a mix of emotions; excitement, wonder, hope, happiness, expectancy, but those feelings were rewarded in all good ways as Tulum is still the magical place that I once was part of, and my friends are as special and unique as the day I saw them last.
So I am very happy that after all this years Tulum is still the same place I left, of course it's grown quite a bit and "progress" has taking its course, but in a way it's still the same rustic place full of color, full of Mayan flavor and with very friendly people everywhere.
Here are some pictures of the beach areas in Tulum....
|funky beach house|
|lonely beach hammocks|