After driving past the turn off for the Archeological Park and through downtown Tulum, I returned to pull into the parking and shopping area for the Park. It is about a kilometer to the entrance to the park, and you can walk or pay 20 pesos to ride a tram pulled by a tractor. If you miss the tram, it is about as fat to walk, as to wait for the next one.
Pole dancers (I think that is what they are called) perform next to the tram loading area for (aggressively demanded) tips. Four of them hang upside down from ropes and spin around a tall pole as they are lowered to the ground and a 5th one plays a flute on the top. I missed the full performance, seeing only part of it from the distance, while walking in each direction.
Some of the Mayan buildings at Tulum date from the 9th Century, but
this community was active until after the arrival of the Spanish.
copyright 2006 by Keith Stokes.