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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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San Diego, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stayed in a time share, rented a jeep and drove to Tulum. Take a private tour if you can the history of the survival of the ruins is fascinating and a our guide provided trivia which makes the tour have more of a personal touch. Highly recommend while visiting Cancun.

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Brownsville, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We did not pre-purchase this trip. We drove a rented car. When you get there you can park in free parking or pay 50 pesos. If feels safer in the location you pay. They offer 3 different packages for the ruins. One for $20 some dollars per person. In this one uou walk all the way to the ruins and... More

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South Florida, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

As the other reviewers have noted, the coastal setting makes these unique and a great location to visit, even if you visit the other ruins in Mexico. I recommend you consider renting a car and driving yourself or having your small group hire a car/van and driver. Otherwise you are going to be in a big bus or van which... More

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Pasadena, California
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4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

What makes the ruins of Tulum amazing is that they are right off the fabulous blue, blue ocean in Tulum. The ocean in Tulum has varying shades of blue--just dazzling to look at from a distance and divine up close. The waters were a little rough, definitely lots of waves, but oh so beautiful!! The ruins themselves are interesting, with... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Very well organized, Olympus Tours at the hotel arranges the trip, great tour guides, safe, the site is unbelievable. Just be on time everywhere and watch out for iguanas at the ruins.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I love visiting the ruins - these are spread out and easy to walk through - but the beach was BEAUTIFUL and not to be missed!!!

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Ventura, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We toured Tulum on a late morning this July. Our tour-guide taught us about the mayans as people which was helpful to know before going. he expanded more info to the minimal signs posted at each site. Wear something light and tennis shoes. There is a bathroom before you enter. The beach Is beautiful and many people swam and enjoyed.

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

One of those places that when you find you it exists, you mark it down in your book of places you intend to go. After getting close, but not being able to go the first time I traveled to the area, my wife and I finally made it on our second try / trip. I will let me photos speak... More

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Bring your bathing suit as their is swimming in the ocean available. Very hot under full sun, I brought my parasol....which helped. Watch out for iguana passing you in the paths!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Many people brought their swimsuit for the beautiful beach. The Iguanas are everywhere. We took a private tour, which was very good.

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