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Mayan Ruins of Tulum

Tulum 77500, Mexico
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Ranked #7 of 28 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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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit, but get there early to avoid the masses of people. It'll take about an hour to walk round the site

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The Woodlands, Texas
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

An experience that adds history and culture to the kids. We went on our own an spent about 3 hours. Hire a local guide and he will explain all detais of the city, constructions, etc. At the botton of the great wall there is an worderful beach - bring your swin suit.

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California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Tulum Ruins were beautiful. The weather was overcast with slight rainfall, during our visit. It was breezy, but not too windy and the temperature of air and rain were 75-85 degrees F. For visiting a Mayan ruin, this was superb. This was a walled, Mayan compound, covering an area of about 1 square mile. The views are magnificent. Considering... More

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Long Beach, New York
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7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Unless you like to hear the history of the ruins, then I advise you drive there yourself and do the tour at your own pace. We read some of the plaques, took pics of the ruins and then as you get to the outer edge you get the most gorgeous view of the beach from up top. You can get... More

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Oslo, Norway
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

its really beautiful here, the whole are. sometimes yeah to much people, but we were here in low season and it felt OK. but yeah its many people at the beach at the same time, so this beach is more to take a "dip in the ocean" before you heading further. we stayed in Tulum beach are (Para y So... More

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Montreal, Quebec
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The ruins are interesting to visit and the beach is absolutely stunning. It will take roughly 2 hours to see everything and another 1 or 2 hours if you want to take a dip in the ocean. Don't book your outing to Tulum ruins thru your hotel or any tour agency but go by your own instead. If you stay... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Try to go on a non windy/rainy day, but it was still beautiful. I wish we had time to go down to the beach, but we were on a timeline with our group tour.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Not much I didn't like. Tip: Bring sunscreen! Amazing experience. You can swim right underneath one of the main lookouts, the water is very clear and turquoise there. A lot of people swim there, however, it was pretty crowded and we chose not to enter the water.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is with no doubt one of the best places that i ever been you definitely have to visit when you came to the riviera ,the view of the main piramid is gorgeous you can see the ocean and also learn about the culture of Tulum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I loved visiting the Mayan ruins of Tulum. There are so many iguanas just hanging out too. Our guide was very knowledgeable, nice, and took pictures of my friend and I. Having a tour guide tell us about the history and showing us things we would have never focused on if we were alone was definitely worth it. Make sure... More

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