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Mayan Ruins of Tulum

Tulum 77500, Mexico
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Ranked #7 of 27 attractions in Tulum
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Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Watching sunrise/sunset
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Mayan Ruins of Tulum are a spectacular site to behold. If the ruins themselves weren't enough, the setting on the beach is a true place to declare... more »
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

we visited tulum during our stay at the barcelo. we came by taxi and our driver waited for us for 3 ours - a perfect length of time. the taxi driver guided us to were we buy our tram ticket (very cheap) and we purchased tickets to the ruins on the gate (also very cheap) you could pay for a... More

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laguna niguel, california
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Being in the industry of selling travel, when I come across that fabulous experience.....I have to write about it. Today that happened . I had booked our "Early tour of the Tulum Ruins with an archeologist", through viator.com. Our guide was Freddie and he came from Amigos Tours. The driver was Saul. One of the most interesting comprehensive learning experiences... More

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Hartford, South Dakota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Everyone says to get there early and we experienced it first hand. We arrived at 8:15 (they open at 8) and there was hardly a soul there but when we came out at 10 it was a whole different place. Vendors were aggressive and taxis were backed up quite a ways on our way out. Wouldn't have enjoyed it had... More

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Elmer, New Jersey
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74 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We booked our tour through our cruise line. Getting to Tulum meant taking a 30-45 minute ferry ride from Cozumel. What a ride! Rough seas all the way. Then we boarded a bus ride to the ruins. There you disembark and go through the throng of shops to get to the actual temple grounds. Be prepared to be assailed upon... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Of all the major Mayan ruins, this is perhaps the one that is most "in ruins." No big temple, no grand avenues, no great structures. But what Tulum is missing in grandeur, it more than makes up for it in location. It is the only major Mayan ruin with an ocean view, and boy is it a good one. The... More

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Houston, Texas
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Located on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, the Tulum Mayan ruins are a must- see attraction. The site consists of countless ruins that were once part of a vibrant culture where one of the world’s most advanced people lived and thrived for centuries. Tulum Mayan ruins cover a large area and the ruins consist of pyramids, meeting spaces, housing, temples, and more.... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Beautiful setting and very well maintained - Got a good sense of how the town was set up and about the people that lived

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We took the Collectivo down to Tulum one day. Cheap but a LONG drive from our resort. It was gorgeous. I highly recommend this to anyone in the area. The view at the beach, with the ruins, is breathtaking.

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Nassau, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The ruins were awesome to see but unfortunately the day we went was extremely hot and the beach was closed due to rip tides.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Went here with a bus tour from our hotel. Beautiful beach, interesting ruins. Only negative was my husband got sunstroke that day & he had to cut our visit short.

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