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Selfie in the giant sculpture of Tulum

You have probably seen it on social networks: a giant sculpture of Tulum made of wood and shaped like a woman. With her hands simulates opening her chest from where you can see the vegetation. For many tourists it is already an obligation to take a photo below it when they visit the Sculpture of Tulum.

So if you also want to know the sculpture in Tulum, to take some great selfies, here I tell you what you should know first. Especially the perfect times to avoid wasting time in a long line.

You can visit the sculpture in Tulum called coming to light in a private tour.


Sculpture Coming to light

It is located right at the entrance of a hotel in the hotel zone in Tulum. It is located on the beach, on the Tulum – Boca Paila highway. The place is full of luxury eco-concept restaurants and sleeping places. Currently this area is attracting the attention of many people.

It takes you 20 minutes from the Magic Town by car, although you can also do it by bicycle. The magical town of Tulum is one hour from Playa del Carmen and two from Cancun. that means that you can visit this place in just one day.


The famous sculpture is called “Ven a la Luz” (Come into Light). The sculpture was made by South African artist Daniel Popper. It means the connection that exists between human beings and nature. And the objective is to create awareness about the ecosystem of the place where Tulum is located.

It is 10 meters high. Its structure is made of steel, wood and ropes. It has artificial vegetation, but with the time, a natural garden has begun to grow.

The sculpture “Ven a la Luz” (Come into Light) was part of the 2018 edition of “Art with Me”. A festival that takes place every year in Tulum that covers various areas such as wellness, gastronomy and music.