Wiggle your toes, feel the softness, squish around in the gentle, lapping waters. Take a walk or a run. Just lie down and bask in the sun’s rays. The choice is yours. Our guests often spend the day enjoying one of earth’s greatest, natural wonders, just a short drive from Posada Yum Kin Hotel in Tulum, Mexico. The beaches of Tulum are some of the most rare, powdery-soft beaches found in the world and are the product of the fragile eco-system of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second largest barrier reef in the world. It is second only to the Great Barrier Reef of Australia and stretches over 600 miles from Isla Contoy at the tip of the Yucatán Peninsula down to the Bay Islands of Honduras.
What do people know about the beaches they love? Just for fun, let’s take a better look at beaches and their main ingredient –sand.
- Sand makes up only about 2% of the earth’s crust.
- The makeup of sand varies, in general, depending on local rock sources and conditions.
- The bright white sands found in tropical and subtropical coastal settings are eroded limestone and may contain coral and shell fragments in addition to other organic or organically derived fragmental material.
- When a grain of sand appears rough-edged that means that relatively little time has passed since being weathered from bigger rocks and shells. Over the passage of many years, the grains become rounder as physical abrasion and chemical weathering take their toll.
The purest sands, like our beaches in Tulum, consist mostly of coral material. Benefitting from a coral reef, with some formations that are over 500 years old, our sand is smooth and pure; the ocean a sparkling turquoise sea of wonder. That is why Trip Advisor has recognized Tulum beach as one of the top five beaches of the world and have listed ‘Tulum’s main beach’, Boca Paila and Sian Ka’an Biosphere as the ‘not-to-miss’ beaches.
So PYK your next vacation. You get to choose!
Posada Yum Kin, with its bilingual staff, is an eco-friendly, 9-unit, boutique, all suite hotel in Tulum, Mexico and features fully-equipped kitchens, a new pool and complimentary breakfasts. It possesses a ‘real Mexico’ atmosphere, but fully concentrates on luxury, while offering a little bit of condo convenience.