found this 1977 travel article in the Chicago Tribune mentioning it - you've got to admit it is an amazing future we live in these days!). We paid 232 pesos per person this time (much devalued since 1977) or $11.60. Back then, we could climb El Castillo but is now off-limits since January 8, 2006 when a woman fell to her death while descending the pyramid.
This is the sinkhole or Sacred Cenote (Chen Ku) located to the north of the ruin. The Maya would throw sacrifices, even human ones, into the cenote to appeased the god Chaac.here.
In the south portion of the archaeological site are some wonderfully preserved glyphs.
Tulum, located right on the coast of the Caribbean.
A final look at Tulum in late afternoon light. This is another site much changed since my last visit.