Tulum, where Mayan ruins rub shoulders with Michelin-starred ceviche, and the sand shimmered with both platinum-certified perfection and, you know, the occasional stray bullet. This week's edition of Tulum tidbits comes with a side of intrigue, a dash of electoral ambition, and just a smidge of, well, let's call it “unrest.”
Beach Bling: Melitón González Pérez, head of Zofemat, is on a mission to make Tulum sparkle like a discarded sequin on a dance floor. Four beaches already flaunt the prestigious Platinum Certification, meaning they're as pristine as a mermaid's tears. But Melitón isn't resting on his sun lounger. He's got his sights set on adding more jewels to Tulum's sandy crown, all while battling the pesky plastic-wielding beach barbarians (seriously, guys, leave the butts for cigars, not the shore).