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Address: Tulum, Mexico
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Tulum (Spanish pronunciation: [tu'lum], Yucatec: Tulu'um) is the site of a...

Tulum (Spanish pronunciation: [tu'lum], Yucatec: Tulu'um) is the site of a Pre-Columbian Maya walled city serving as a major port for Coba.[1] The ruins are situated on 12-meter (39 ft) tall cliffs, along the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico.[1] Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. Old World diseases brought by the Spanish settlers appear to have resulted in very high fatalities, disrupting the society and eventually causing the city to be abandoned.[citation needed] One of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites, Tulum is today a popular site for tourists.[1]

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Since we were staying at the beautiful Viento de Mar hotel, which is only a 15 minutes bike ride away, we decided to have a look at the Tulum Maya Ruins. They are smaller than... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Since we were staying at the beautiful Viento de Mar hotel, which is only a 15 minutes bike ride away, we decided to have a look at the Tulum Maya Ruins. They are smaller than Chichin Itza, but still very interesting, and less commercially exploited than Chichin Itza. The ruins give you a good insight in 13th Century Mayan social... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In a very hot afternoon we visited the Mayans ruins of Tulum , located on the edge of the Caribbean sea with a nice authentic touch. Difficult to park your car , long waiting time for the tractor (!!???) who take for 20 pesos to the entrance , a lot of people waiting to buy entrance tickets and a nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not the largest or most expansive but well kept and easily accessible. Gives you a great sense of Mayan life

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went late in the day, just before closing time. It was worth it to see the ruins in the cooler evening temperatures without any crowds. We saw the whole thing in an hour. There were lots of taxis when we were walking to the ruins, but they were all gone after the park closed. We were lucky and found... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tulum is amazing! The structures are mind blowing and you can really get an idea of how the Mayan culture lived at that time. Tulum is not as big as the other ruins, but it is settled on a beautiful beach with a coral barrier.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We traveled to Tulum, it was my second time, it's a really nice location on a beach with the ruins on a cliff. It's beautiful but not much to do, the guide we got wasn't very good either, his english wasn't the best and he just kept repeating everything and implying that aliens had helped build the temples....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great first sight to see. Well grommed. Would follow up with Coba then Muyil to get more of a natural feel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the most beautifully situated Mayan ruins that I know of - its set on a cliff next to the sparkling turquoise and blue Caribbean. Its not so large, that your feet would hurt if you wanted to walk the entire ruins. Bring swimming gear as the beach is stunning! Its a small lagoon, but so beautiful! Water is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We got there at 8am. Bought our ticket no problems. • DO NOT get there at 12pm you will be waiting in line for hours. • Take an umbrella if it looks like rain. • Go to one of the beach clubs for lunch afterwards Cheap & Good experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been there and spent a couple of weeks in the surroundings. The place is gorgeous. Enjoy the old mayan king's palace, enjoy the beach. The king chose the best place for constructing his residence! :-)

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