Curious facts about tulum

If you thought we have said it all when it comes to Tulum… then this might surprise you! These are 6 facts that you probably didn’t know about this magical place.

  1. Its original name was Zamá, which means sunrise. Tulum, which means enclosure or wall, was the name given once the archaeological zone was discovered.
  2. Its strategic position facing the sea made Tulum a commercial maritime emporium, which also originated the exploitation of the marine resources of Quintana Roo.
  3. Tulum was an astronomy school for noble Aztecs, Zapotec, and other ancient cultures reigning in the time of its splendor.
  4. The city was dedicated to the planet Venus and built around an astronomical tower, with rooms of obsidian mirrors to project the sky and study the stars.
  5. In 1981 the area was named Tulum National Park due to the richness of its flora and fauna.
  6. It is the only protected natural zone in the Cancun-Tulum corridor and the hydrological region that contributes the largest amount of fresh water to the sea with its subterranean rivers and cenotes.
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