Today the ruins of Tulum have become iconic with the grey stone crumbling buildings and azul sea behind them but they used to a vibrant city. The newly added model at Xel-Ha eco park gives people a good vision of what Tulum used to look like. Next time you are at Xel-Ha you have check it out. You can still see this very well made model without paying the entrance fee to the park. It is the lobby before entering. For visiting the real ruins be sure to check out our detailed Tulum ruins guide on how to do it cheaply and easily.