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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.
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