An urban art project initiated by a local business owner in 2014 was the spark that set the Tulum street art scene alight. Murals of countless styles are popping up all over the Mexican town that lies on the Yucatan Peninsula, enclosed by seaside jungle.
Tulum is the current hotspot for those wanting to explore the Mayan Riviera without the hyper-tourism of Cancun. The trendy township is awash with new murals, as urban artists fall for its laidback charm and travel from around the world to emblazon their talents on its bare walls. Tulum’s street art scene only adds to its appeal as an alternative tourism hub, fit for backpackers, cultural travelers, creatives and luxury eco-wanderers alike. I documented as many pieces as I could to share with you in this pictorial of Tulum street art.