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Address: Tulum 77500, Mexico
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The only existing Mayan ruin built on the seashore.

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Beach and ruins all in one!

Park a little cheaper at a restaurant or shop just on the road directly to the ruins, they sell parking for $50 pesos. Bring sun protection as there are few trees inside the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Park a little cheaper at a restaurant or shop just on the road directly to the ruins, they sell parking for $50 pesos. Bring sun protection as there are few trees inside the area. The views are spectacular and the beach small but nice, aside from the sea weed. You can spend about 2.5 hours and see as much as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visiting some Mayan ruins was at the top of my list for my first trip to Mexico. Staying in the Mayan Riveria, we had a number of options, but I knew my kids would not be into it. The Tulum ruins were not only the closest to our resort, but they were fairly small in geographical area and on the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful on the beach with spectacular views. Smaller temples compared to other Mayan Ruins and completely filled with tourists.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very well kept ruins. These are very popular and were featured in Assassins Creed IV Black Flag. Its not as hot as Chichen Itza but then again Chichen Itza is bigger and has more grandiose ruins. You can't go in and out of the ruins, there's a walking path and it is handicap accessible. The drive is about 1.5 hour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Among three major archaeological sites in Quintara Roo: Chichen Itza, Coba, and Tulum, if you were to visit, I would rank it as follows: 1) Chichen Itza - of course 2) Coba 3) Tulum Tulum is the smallest of all. It's not a must to visit, only if you have extra time, but once you are there, you will not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When arriving at the Tulum ruins, you pay a small fee to park your car. You will be directed to a booth in the parking lot where you will be presented with the first marketing promotion of the day...most will simply refuse additional services. You will walk approximately 10 minutes through what appears to be a flea market from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You cannot miss this, for the old Mayan architecture, but also for beautiful coast and beach. Really - Tulum trip is worth doing, and it is not far from Playa. Some recommended to do it yourself, just renting a car and driving there, which would allow you to have more time there, and also stay of very nice beach. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a private guide who explained everything in detail about the ruins. But the best part was when we reached the top overlooking the ocean. And then could go down to the ocean, got feet wet. Amazing place to take awesome photographs.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went on the Tulum Express half day tour. We didn't get home very early, which was the whole point of doing a half day tour. Our tour guide knew next to nothing important. He talked really slow and didn't seem to know anything more than what I googled on the way over. It was extremely hot and humid on... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you plan on swimming, check ahead for weather conditions. Shopping is great, ruins are educational... that why you're there, right?

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