Tulum Azulik Beach Sculpture. Living in Tulum, there is always something to do. There is the Tulum and Coba Ruins, Catamaran trips on the ocean, boat rides through the mangroves in Sian Kaan and of course all the water parks and ziplines along the main highway from Cancun to Tulum. Most of these things cost money, but if you are a resident you can get a discount.
There are a couple of things that I am going to share with you, though, that are very interesting and pleasurable and will not cost you anything to see.
About 23.8 km down the Coba highway, is a small town called Francisco uh May. Right outside of the town, they have built a new arts complex. It is called Azulik uh may. It has opened as part of an eco-friendly luxury resort. Inspired by the abundant natural environment and the rich heritage of the local Mayan culture, Azulik uh may has been conceived as a multi-faceted and flexible venue that comprises art space, a fashion and design lab, an arts and crafts school, a recording studio, and residencies for creative talents.
You can go there and walk around the facility. It is awesome. The way they designed it is like nothing I have ever seen before. If you are an art person, this is the place you want to see.
It is made of wood from the land, cement and there is huge, different shaped windows throughout the building, looking into the beautiful gardens surrounding Azulik.
When you arrive, you will enter through a wooden tunnel. It is formed and shaped from branches from the clearing of the property. You will walk through, then come out onto a wooden walkway made the same way. When you come to the building, the door is round and pivots sideways to enter. You will have to take off your shoes before entering and one other thing, there are no children under the age of 13 allowed. This is for security reasons. The walkways throughout the building are high and curvy and made of the branches, the same way as the entrance.
It is amazing how they designed it and formed the cement smooth, polished and wrapped it around like ribbon. There are fans all throughout attached to the ceiling, so it is quite comfortable inside. There is also cushions throughout so you can sit around.
The artwork is made of crocheted rope and stones and in different designs.
One of the best attractions in Tulum, is the beach. The beach is always relaxing to walk along, listen to the sound of the ocean and feel the white pristine sand between your toes.
Tulum Azulik Beach Sculpture. Just recently, they have added a figurative sculpture on the beach. The towering installation is titled Ven a la Luz (come into the light) and is comprised of wood and rope formed into a female figure. Her torso is filled with lush green plants, which creates an archway for viewers to walk through.
Ven a La luz will be permanently installed at the resort Ahau Tulum. She is there for anyone to come and see. This is what Tulum is all about.