The walled city of Tulum (AD 1200 – 1521) was built and occupied in the declining period of the Maya. It might well have been the last major city built before the Spanish Occupation. It is in a spectacular location perched right on the edge of the cliffs looking out over the Caribbean, protected on three sides by high walls and on the forth by the sea itself. It’s people traded in products of the sea and used the sea for transportation in canoes.
Imagine the city at it’s finest with buildings painted a vivid red, blue and yellow. When visitors were expected or perhaps if it’s people were out at sea at night, a huge fire was lit atop the tower on the edge of the sea. It would have been an imposing sight!