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Bike Tour to Tulum Ruins

Tulum holds the honor of being the most picturesque archaeological site in the Riviera Maya and the only one to have been built overlooking the ocean. A visit here offers spectacular views of the Riviera Maya beaches, Caribbean Sea and surrounding coastal region.  A 30 min bike ride starting at amansala will take us to this spectacular archeological site. Once there, a Mayan guide will walk us through the site, explaining the history of this Mayan civilization and the historical significance of the area.

Duration: 2 hours

 

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About Tulum (Source Wikipedia)

The Maya site may formerly have been known by the name Zama, meaning City of Dawn, because it faces the sunrise. Tulum stands on a bluff facing east towards the Caribbean Sea. Tulúm is also the Yucatan Mayan word for fence, wall or trench, and the walls surrounding the site allowed the Tulum fort to be defended against invasions. Tulum had access to both land and sea trade routes, making it an important trade hub, especially for obsidian. From numerous depictions in murals and other works around the site, Tulum appears to have been an important site for the worship of the Diving or Descending god. Tulum had an estimated population of 1,000 to 1,600 inhabitants.

Tulum was first mentioned by Juan Díaz, a member of Juan de Grijalva’s Spanish expedition of 1518, the first Europeans to spot Tulum. The first detailed description of the ruins was published by John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood in 1843 in the book Incidents of Travel in Yucatan. As they arrived from the sea, Stephens and Catherwood first saw a tall building that impressed them greatly, most likely the great Castillo of the site. They made accurate maps of the site’s walls, and Catherwood made sketches of the Castillo and several other buildings. Stephens and Catherwood also reported an early classic stele at the site, with an inscribed date of AD 564 (now in the British Museum’s collection), which is interpreted to mean that it was most likely built elsewhere and brought to Tulum to be reused.

Mangrove Tour 2

Mangrove Bike Ride and Skywalk

15 minute drive along the beach road to a secret garden that is kept exclusively for Amansala Guests.

At the intersection of land and sea, mangrove forests support a wealth of life.  This ecosystem may be more important to the health of the planet than we ever realized.  After at 15 minute bike ride towards the Biosphere, we will arrive at an entrance that will take you to short hike along a wooden platform until you reach a beautiful cenote where the salt and fresh water mix.  Optional swimming, floating or  kayaking but a definite must for sight seeing.  Expect to take amazing photos.

Duration: 2 hours


Magrove Bike Ride and Skywalk

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Mangrove Bike Ride and Skywalk

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Bikini Bootcamp

Freedom…freedom of choice. We often forget we have this amazing gift called freedom what allows us to make the choices that are best for us. How we take care of our bodies, what food we put in our mouths, whether we make time to fit in a workout or don’t. It all comes back to freedom.

Freedom to decide who you surround yourself with, what you read, what you watch, what kind of personal surroundings you live in. Each decision leads us to the next moment in our life. So celebrate by committing to making choices that will leave you feeling good inside, physically, mentally and spiritually. Ask yourself what kind of body do I want to live in? What kind of people do I want to surround myself with? What kind of setting do I want to live in? Ask yourself am I doing something that brings me joy and  if I could do anything, what would it be?  Sometimes we forget about this very important word – freedom. Remind yourself that you are free to design your life and to make the right choices that support your personal vision.

You know where to find us, happy,  healthy and free here at Amansala!

Come visit us at Bikini Bootcamp for a healthy holiday with a purpose that will send you home looking and feeling better.


Bikini Bootcamp is tune up for the mind, body and spirit. It is an adventurous fitness and yoga holiday that will send you home looking and feeling better than when you arrived.

Our program is designed to help guests reconnect to themselves and nature through a combination of exercise, healthy eating, adventure, yoga, relaxation and pampering.

Check out a sample Itinerary here…