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New Tulum Airport will boost touristic activity, says AMLO

A couple of weeks earlier, Obrador revealed the purchase of 1,200 hectares from ejidatarios in the Felipe Carrillo Puerto sector for the new Tulum airport.

New improvements coming to Riviera Maya highway

The new infrastructure will add two more lanes for 26 kilometers, as well as more side roads and wider exits, to the heavily congested area between Tulum and Playa del Carmen.

New Tulum airport announced to serve the Mayan Riviera

The projected cost of the new airport has not yet been announced, but preparations and preliminary studies alone are said to exceed a budget of 12 million USD.

Tulum ruins open again, but with more restrictions on visitors

As of this week, admittance will be capped at 3 thousand visitors a day, and groups will be limited to 10 people.

New closure of Tulum archaeological site worries business owners

While most tourists obey face mask regulations, others simply ignore them. Photo: Courtesy The archaeological site in Tulum...

Police authority in Tulum handed over to state security agency

Tulum's police force has been taken over by state police authorities. Photo: Courtesy Quintana Roo's state security force...

Outrage after refugee dies from fractured spine under police custody in...

A woman protesting the death of Victoria Esperanza Salazar Arriaza holds a sign reading “Who protects us from the police.” Photo:...

It’s a buyer’s market in an overbuilt Riviera Maya

Bahia Principe beach in Tulum. Photo: Getty The Riviera Maya — a 1999 rebrand of the “Cancún-Tulum corridor”...

LGBTQ activists: no room for hate in Quintana Roo

The police officers who detained a gay couple and their tour guide are now under fire for homophobia. Foto: File

Tulum police to gay couple: You can’t kiss here

Police tried to remove two gay men from a popular Tulum beach, but were dissuaded by angry spectators. Photo: File.ang

Party in the jungle brought down by police near Tulum

Sirens blazed as partygoers rushed to shuffle out from an illegal party. Photo: File An electronic music party...

Fire in Tulum forces evacuation of 1,000 people

Fire rages in Tulum´s Hotel Zone on Wednesday night. Photo: Image Capture from video source A fire that...

Art With Me, Tulum’s 1st Arts & Ecoculture Festival

Art With Me GNP “Presented by TANE” — Tulum’s first Arts & Ecoculture Festival — returns for a second year April 24-28.

Tulum stopped being a media darling, and maybe that’s a good...

If travelers back off for a time, new regulations will give the fragile resort time to reset.

Profepa stops hotel from building on sea turtle nesting site

Environmental authorities have denied permits for a proposed hotel near one of Mexico's most important sea turtle nesting beaches on the Yucatán's Caribbean shore.

Spencer Tunick finds artistic inspiration in sargassum

The New York artist Spencer Tunick, who is known for his large-scale nude portraits, returned to Mexico. This time, his inspiration was the sargassum in Tulum. 

Tulum hotel ignores federal closures 3 times

Federal authorities checked in on a Tulum hotel that they said violated several closure notices.

Bella Hadid amuses fans during Tulum fashion shoot

Model Bella Hadid's visit to the beaches of Tulum was a work assignment, but she appeared to be having lots of fun.

Tulum’s outlandish growth comes at a grave environmental cost

While 20 years ago, Tulum was still  "a hidden paradise with only a few beachfront boutique hotels and houses," today it's "crammed with more than a hundred hotels and restaurants."

Scientists recreating virtual 3-D copy of underwater cave in Q. Roo

Scientists around the world will soon be able to dive into a virtual 3-D replica of a vast Yucatecan underwater cave — the one where the oldest skeleton in the Americas was found seven years ago. 

Archaeologists reveal what they found in largest underwater cave

Scuba-diving archaeologists at the world's largest underwater cave — recently discovered near Tulum — found fossils of giant sloths and an elaborate shrine to the Mayan god of commerce.

Environmental requirements halt hotel project

After six years of proceedings, a large hotel project has been canceled after failing to meet the necessary environmental requirements.

2 weeks later, sorting out the Tulum evictions

Roughly two weeks ago, news spread like wildfire about mass evictions at several small lodges in Tulum. A travel site now says tourism is still alive and well in Tulum, while one hotel's owners says they and their neighbors have yet to reopen.

Tulum’s population has tripled in 7 years

With around 10,000 residents in 2008, Tulum today has 30,000 inhabitants and is adding 1,000 new residents every month.