The Kombi experience offers you to visit Tulum and its surroundings in the best and most original way possible. On board one of our campervan you will be able to circulate, camp, sleep under a sky of miles stars, in complete freedom. The legendary mini bus volkswagen has always been the symbol of freedom! You have to live at least the adventure of traveling by bus vw, you will not be disappointed.
Tulum was founded in the 6th century during the Old Mayan Empire. By relying on the inscriptions found on the archaeological site of Tulum, the city was created in 564, her name was “ Zamà” which meant “dawn” because we can enjoy breathtaking sunrise (Tulum being the modern name) .
The conqueror defeated Mayas in 1544 by northeast of Yucatan. The city was abandoned until 1916 during the first excavations.Tulum is the only Mayan city built on the seashore, surrounded by a wall that protected it, hence its name Tulum, meaning « wall » or « fortification ».
It played the role of seaport to the Mayan world because of its strategic location , it served as a port and shopping center with other cities. The Mayan cities were temples and palaces where lived the characters of the nobility and the clergy surrounded by guards and servants, the people lived around in « palapas ».
You will not be able to sleep next to the remains of the ancient Mayas but there is an entrance to the site on the beach side near the Pancho Villa where you can camp with your vw bus.
Tulum is located in an exceptional landscape between jungle and Caribbean Sea with long white sand beaches. You will be captivated by the ancient Mayan temples cliff side between jungle and turquoise sea. Tulum was occupied several times in the period of the Mayan Empire, it developed as we know it now, only from 12OO.
One of the main buildings of the archaeological site is called The «Temple of Frescoes», it takes its name from its engravings and sculptures that decorate its facade, they represent supernatural beings who populated the underworld, the universe of the Deads of the Mayans. The angles of the roof take the form of mask of « Tzamná », the creator god with the old man’s face.
A small beach allowed boats to dock is located north of Castillo also called « Temple of the Descending God ». This temple retains the finest sculpture of the Descending God on its roof. You can appreciate the God upside down and legs in the air as if he was diving towards the sea or towards other universes. There remains a mural and some engravings that suggest intertwined serpents, as well as seated female figures and other gods receiving offerings.
The temple of “the God of the Wind” was probably dedicated to Kukulkan in his representation of the god Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent (Quetzalcoatl being a Nahuatl deity, brought after many conquests of the Aztecs on the Mayan territories).
To appreciate this beautiful archaeological site as much as possible, we advise you to go there as soon as possible, after enjoying a beautiful sunrise. The site is much quieter in the morning and then you can take a sunbath on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.