In the last 12 months of media coverage related to Mexico, many people will think that Mexico as a country is a risky place to visit because of the recent H1N1 (swine flu) virus and stories of kidnappings and shootings centered primarily around several U.S. border cities. Unfortunately, regional events have had a negative impact on the local tourism economy about half a distant country on the Yucatan Peninsula.
A fair (or unfair) comparison can be made if LA Riots erupted after the rule of Rodney King in the United States in 1991, if people from all over the world had the perception, “Don’t go to the United States, there is violence and looting in the streets and the place is burning! “I will definitely not be visiting south-central Los Angeles that week, but this will not cancel my trip to San Diego.
As a Colorado resident forever and been full time resident on the Yucatan Peninsula, south of Cancun for almost two years, I can tell you that it is a great place to live and visit. I have never felt “unsafe” for my family members or friends who have visited on many occasions. Regarding the flu here, the virus doesn’t work well in warmer climates and with average temperatures here in the mid-1980s, it’s a much safer place than most locations in the north.
Why should you visit this wonderful area? The biggest reason is that it is a beautiful and magical place that is changing rapidly. We can only hope that much of what we love will remain in this place as the coming years bring about the inevitable changes that Paradise will always find. It’s a bit ironic that you have places like this sharing knowing that sharing will change the place. So forgive me for the beautiful places in the world to share a little about a place called Heaven, Tulum.
For those of you who have gone to Tulum, Mexico, the mere mention of the place will surely evoke beautiful memories of lazy days on the beach and the varied shades of turquoise blue water. The beaches of Tulum and the warm, clear blue waters are really sublime but there is so much more to this place than just amazing beauty.
Tulum are boarding schools for kites and Eco Chic cabins such as Ocho Tulum, Playa Azul and Om Tulum, and the small Mayan and Yucatan Mexican hotels and resorts. Try Blue Tulum Hotel & Spa for ultimate luxury at the highest standards. Tulum is Scuba’s adventures on coral reefs in the Caribbean and underground exploring the world’s largest underground river system that converges in sewage springs known as rock rocks. Tulum are salt water bodies, deep sea fishing, paddling lakes and a growing city of yoga. It is predominantly green and natural with 1.3 million acres of protected Sian Ka’an wetlands with low impact protected access.
It is an international melting pot where you can hear six languages on any given day just walk on the street. Tulum also has an increasing reputation owed to a variety of excellent restaurants serving fine local and international cuisine in paradise. You will find all kinds of traditional Mayan and Mexican dining options, but you will also find lots of Italian, French, German, Thai, sushi specialties and more.
Tulum is a short drive from all the other things that make Yucatan vacation fun and relaxing even though adventurous activities like golf, world shopping and night clubs may not be within 30 minutes in Playa del Carmen.
So yes, Tulum is a great and unique way to spend an adventurous vacation. She has a little of everything she wants on vacation and a tropical destination. For me, this is an adventure and going out and for others it never leaves the beach or a day or week of shopping or golf.
What people need to know is that Tulum and the rest of Yucatan are a great vacation destination and are safe for both adventurers and sunbathers. See you in Tulum!