A brand new sculpture park opened in Tulum on 15 October, offering visitors impressive art installations displayed in the beautiful surroundings of the Ahau Tulum resort.
Sitting on Tulum’s famous beachfront, the sculpture park can be visited as a standalone attraction, or why not make it an overnight break? Tulum is definitely a destination worth exploring.
Read on to find out everything you need to know about getting to Tulum’s newest cultural attraction, as well as what might keep you in Tulum that little bit longer.
What will I find at Ahau Tulum Sculpture Park?
The star attraction at the Ahau Tulum Sculpture Park will be ‘Ven a la Luz’ – or ‘Come Into The Light’ – which was created by South African artist Daniel Popper. That sculpture has been on display in Tulum since its inclusion in a major art festival in 2018, but it is now being moved to Ahau Tulum permanently. Although due to be on show from 15 October, transportation of the sculpture has been delayed, but on its Facebook page, the resort said it hopes the sculpture will be in place by Dia de Los Muertos, at the end of the month.
The striking sculpture is ten meters tall and is a multimedia project, made from wood, rope, steel, and natural plant life. Showing a woman with eyes closed, holding her chest apart, the sculpture was created to represent man’s delicate relationship with nature.
There are other art pieces with a similar, undeniably Tulum, esthetic. As well as exploring the sculptures, visitors will also be able to enjoy the dedicated food and drinks service at the site. Entry to the park is a steal at only $3 per person, which will be used to maintain the stunning pieces of art.
How to get to Ahau Tulum Sculpture Park
Tulum is around an hour and a half by road from Cancun airport – add on another fifteen minutes if driving from Cancun’s Hotel Zone. It’s an easy route, just follow Highway 307 south. From Tulum Centro, it’s ten minutes to Ahau Tulum’s beautiful beachfront location.
You can, of course, arrange for a private transfer from Cancun to Tulum, and this would cost you around $70 each way for a standard service, or USD$100+ for VIP service.
Ahau Tulum resort facilities
The Ahau Tulum resort in which the sculpture park sits is a haven of wellness and relaxation. It’s essentially an eco-resort, but for people who also demand an elevated level of luxury. Having just gone through a major renovation, with additional suites added, this resort is a tempting prospect for visitors. It offers a completely different vibe to resorts in Cancun’s Hotel Zone, but that’s perfect if you’re looking to try something new.
Accommodation-wise, guests can choose from Beach Cabanas, Garden Palapas, or Bali Huts, each offering spacious and comfortable quarters, with a natural feel coming from the extensive use of wood, palapa roofs, and rustic decor. A newly renovated restaurant serves up delicious food and drinks, and there are also two pools onsite for guests to enjoy.
What does Tulum have to offer visitors?
Aside from the beach, Tulum has plenty to offer visitors. Not only is it home to one of the Mexican Riviera’s most photographed Mayan ruins, set on a clifftop overlooking the ocean, there is also a fully developed gourmet dining scene here too, perfect for the foodies amongst you.
Although famed for being a new-age haunt, Tulum has developed and is now a destination that has something to offer everyone. With some of the most luxurious spa resorts, you’ll find in this corner of Mexico, as well as having numerous cenotes to explore, maybe consider spending some time in Tulum on your next vacation.
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