Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Beaches

A harbor seal enjoys the beach at La Jolla, California.  See more beaches from Ailsa’s followers at her weekly blog theme site at Where’s My Backpack.  Read on to see a few more of Kongo’s favorite beaches. Advertisements

Tulum

Tulum is a magical place.  Situated atop high bluffs on the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula facing the Caribbean Sea, it played an important role as a port for the large Mayan city complex at Coba.  When the Spanish explorer Juan de Grijalva first sighted Tulum in 1518 he would have been astonished by the vibrant blue and red hues that covered its walls. Tulum was one of the last Mayan cities and flourished for 200 years before the Spanish and survived about 70 years after the conquest of Yucatan.