TULUM, Mexico – As Tulum solidifies its status as one of the most sought-after destinations in the Mexican Caribbean, anticipation builds with the imminent opening of its new international airport. The region, experiencing an unprecedented surge in tourism, particularly in Tulum, is set to welcome a staggering 5.5 million passengers annually at the newly constructed ‘Felipe Carrillo Puerto.’
Tourist influx to this burgeoning locale shows no signs of abating, fostering a continuous expansion of attractions. The newest addition, a permanent and immersive museum dedicated to the iconic Frida Kahlo, is set to grace the heart of the renowned archaeological zone in the coming months.
With a substantial investment of approximately 2 million dollars, this cultural endeavor promises visitors an engaging journey into the life of the revered Mexican artist through immersive displays of screens and sounds. Nestled within the archaeological zone, the museum strategically situates itself to provide yet another avenue for tourists to delve into the rich cultural tapestry that defines Tulum.
Amid the pandemic’s aftermath, local authorities are diligently broadening offerings to stabilize and reclaim their status as a premier vacation spot. The Frida Kahlo Museum stands as a testament to this commitment, adding to the array of exciting prospects awaiting tourists in Tulum.
Whether arriving directly at the billion-dollar airport or opting for the Maya train from Cancun or other destinations, tourists are urged to explore the ancient Mayan ruins synonymous with Tulum and the adjacent museum—an enticing blend of history and contemporary cultural richness.
But why has Tulum become such a trendy destination?
Tulum’s allure lies not only in its vibrant tourism but in its unwavering dedication to preserving and conserving the natural beauty that defines the region. From eco-boutique hotels to the Tulum National Park and the Sian-Ka’an Natural Reserve, the destination captivates visitors with its commitment to environmental consciousness.
Unlike other bustling destinations that can leave travelers more stressed than rejuvenated, Tulum, with its focus on wellness tourism, offers a serene escape. Forbes has crowned it the ‘World Capital of Yoga,’ highlighting the plethora of spas, wellness centers, health-conscious eateries, and tranquil workspaces catering to digital nomads—a holistic retreat for mind, body, and soul.
The laidback, hippie vibe distinguishes Tulum from the bustling nightlife of neighboring Cancun’s hotel zone. The city’s dedication to culture shines through, with the Frida Kahlo Museum joining an array of art galleries, museums, and festivals, creating a bohemian atmosphere that permeates the city.
Of course, the iconic Mayan ruins perched on Tulum’s cliffside, overlooking crystalline blue waters, add a historical and mesmerizing dimension. Dating back 1,500 years, these ruins encapsulate the rich history and influence that continue to shape Tulum’s spirit today—an unmissable experience for those seeking a blend of cultural immersion and natural beauty.
In Tulum, the convergence of history, culture, and natural splendor beckons, promising visitors not just a vacation but a transformative experience that transcends the ordinary.