A Resort in Ruins: Mexico’s Club Maeva Tulum

The abandoned Club Maeva Tulum on the Mayan Riviera (Image: Yanni Blue Man; abandoned Club Maeva Tulum on the Mayan Riviera)

When Man on the Lam’s Raymond Walsh checked out the remains of Mexico’s Club Maeva Tulum, he found little short of devastation. An urban explorer using the screen name Yanni Blue Man, whose photographs are shown here, found similar scenes of abandonment.

(Images: Yanni Blue Man)

Club Maeva Tulum, sitting beach-side along the Mayan Riviera, was all but destroyed in 2005 as hurricanes Emily and Wilma flexed their massive might. Before then, the now-derelict luxury resort was a 300-room slice of paradise. But that year, people fled as windows were shattered and the grounds were filled with debris when the elements ripped across the Mayan Riviera.

(Images: Yanni Blue Man)

Just what’s going to happen to the hotel remains to be seen. Some on TripAdvisor have claimed that the discovery of a cenote on the property may mean that the land is protected. It would be an epic end to a modern-day paradise, a 21st century abandonment standing alongside ruins from centuries ago, and a reminder that time waits for no one, and preserves nothing.

(Images: Yanni Blue Man)

Related: 7 Eerie Abandoned Resorts and Holiday Destinations



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