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Mayan Ruins of Tulum

Tulum 77500, Mexico
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Ranked #7 of 29 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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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Ruins are not really interesting, very damaged and you can't get close to it. View is breathtaking and makes it the all point of going.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you are close to Tulum, you must see it. Right on the see, with a beautiful view. Better to go early in the morning: less people and not too hot. You will enjoy more.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The ruins are fantastic as you walk through out and imagine how the Mayans lived in this beautiful place. There are many great places to take pictures and once you are finished touring the ruins you can cool off down at the ocean. It was one of the most breath taking moments to be in this virgin beach and the... More

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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The ruins are gorgeous and the view is breathtaking but by the time we got there it was mid-afternoon and the sun was killer. There isn't a lot of shady places to cool off so it was hard to enjoy the beautiful views and appreciate the tour when all you can think about is trying not to melt into a... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

the ruins are nice and was a beautiful day nice to see the beach from there, but I was expect bigger ruins was nice to see, but I recommended coba' ruins must see.

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The guide spends roughly an hour explaining about Tulum and then you only get 20 minutes to walk around and take pictures. When we went, it was VERY hot & we walked around looking for a way to get down to "1 of the worlds top 8 beaches", only to find out it was closed because the water was "choppy".... More

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We stayed at a hotel on Playa del Carmen which offered a tour that was very expensive. We rented a car and got there on our own without difficulty as signs are visible and easy to follow. While there are other larger ruins in this area, this was closer to us and with two young boys, we did not want... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Amazing views of the ocean! the Mayan ruins aren't as important as other archelogical sites, but you can't miss vising it, getting to know some of the history of the place and then going straight down the wooden stairs to the ocean!

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Lynnwood, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

If you drive into the back door the the ruins then you do not have to pay for parking. You will be then right near the public beach for a great swim after seeing the ruins. It cost M$59 to inter and be sure to bring a hat and sunscreen it is bright and sunny. There is no climbing on... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I did this trip as a twin visit with the Coba ruins. I must admit that I much preferred Coba. The site in Tulum is pleasant and the beach is quite nice. Unfortunately, Mexico has been riddled with an unusual amount of seaweed this summer which meant that the beach did not look as nice as it could do from... More

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