The R&B composer Alicia Keys decided to spend her birthday in one of our favorite destinations in Mexico, which happens to be Tulum. What to do in Tulum, Quintana Roo? The American singer left her children at home and left for the coast of southeastern Mexico to celebrate 38 years with Swizz Beatz. As part of a more natural lifestyle, without makeup and ties, Alicia chose this destination of the Mexican Caribbean that leaves amazed everyone who steps on their land. In addition, they stayed in a hotel that honors Mother Earth by organic materials in its architecture.

Tulum deserves to be visited because of its enigmatic archaeological sites, its cultural and historical wealth, and the beauty of its white sand beaches was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. When visiting this Mexican area you have several options beyond relaxing on the beach and taking the best tan.

Archaeological area

In the Riviera Maya of Mexico, there is an archaeological zone located on the seashore with Mayan ruins 180 kilometers away from Cancun and sixty kilometers from Playa del Carmen. A thousand and 500 years ago it used to be a walled port from where a great many products entered and left; It was inhabited during the first years in which the Spaniards arrived, but today it is a protected national park.

When visiting this archaeological zone it goes up to the Castle to be able to appreciate a panoramic view of the immense ocean; You can also visit the Temple of the Frescoes with paintings that decorate its interior. At the beginning of the 20th century, offerings were received from neighboring towns that arrived in Tulum to please the gods of the sea.

Under the cliff of the ruins of Tulum in Playa ParaĆ­so, one of the most popular of the Riviera Maya among the world's traveling lovers. From this beach, excursions are organized to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, where it is possible to appreciate the Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve, with a length of half a million hectares with all the scenarios you could dream of: coral reefs, tropical jungle, cenotes, dunes and of course, beaches with a crystal blue palette.

Aktun Chen Natural Park

This park of protection of the environment safeguards diverse species of flora and fauna that you will be able to know. In this, you will have the possibility of entering a cave to observe the natural decoration of the stalactites that hang from the ceiling. In this park, you can also immerse yourself in the underground river between the fresh stream that runs along its cave with a roof that lets fresh air breathe through its stealthy openings. If you like jungle animals, you can not be in a better place because there are spider monkeys, agoutis, peccaries with a white collar, among other species that may be more difficult to see as toucans or parakeets.

Great Cenote of Tulum

This cenote is the most popular in the region; in this, the lovers of diving and snorkeling have a great opportunity to contact the most beautiful and colorful species of the animal kingdom. Take a look through its circular mouth to a mirror that receives visitors with its crystal clear water and dive among minnows and turtles that live in this natural environment. Not bad to celebrate your next birthday, right?