Mexico is once again attracting attention from one of the world’s top travel authorities. This time,Tulum has earned the biggest honors for the country by making the Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2013 list of destinations.
Tulum was named one of the best places to get fit in 2013,thanks in large part to a fresh new Bikini Bootcamp workout that is now offered in Tulum. Located just an hour and a half south of Cancun,Tulum real estate is known for having the world’s most beautiful beaches.
In fact,the entire Riviera Maya region surrounding Tulum,which includes Playa del Carmen and Puerto Aventuras just to the north,offers plenty of activities and attractions to keep visitors,residents and expats busy. Considering the region’s stunning natural beauty,pristine beaches and affordable yet luxurious lifestyle,it’s easy to see why the area remains one of the world’s most popular tourist and retirement destinations.
Held along the shores of the Caribbean Sea,the Bikini Bootcamp in Tulum has become a popular fitness retreat. A typical day begins at 6:45 a.m. with yoga,followed by beach volleyball games and power abdominal workouts. Other activities include swimming in local cenotes,which are beautiful water-filled sinkholes and hiking through the Mayan ruins of Tulum,which are the only ruins in the region that overlook the sea.
Lonely Planet also named Mexico City on two of its “Best in Travel” lists. First,as one of the best places to visit the site of a legendary last stand,thanks to the ruins of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan,which are located here. Since 1978 it has been possible to view the ruins of an ancient Aztec temple and pyramid in the heart of the modern city.
Secondly,Mexico City made the “Best in Travel” list for its revolutionary bike-sharing system,known as Ecobici,which has been in operation since February of 2010. With more than 1,000 bikes involved,each of which are being used an average of eight times per day,the system continues to grow in popularity among residents.