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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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Hartford, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I came with a tour group and the guide was half Mayan. He provided lots of information and background on the Mayans and their culture. That day it was very hot and there was not much shade but he brought us underneath the few trees to cool off. Make sure you have water as you'll need to stay hydrated. Viewing... More

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Tulum is one of the most beautiful places in Mexico in my opinion. Sitting right on the shore, the Mayan ruins are just a wonderful sight to behold. It is a great educational experience for the entire family. As everybody else mentioned, it is HOT with few places to seek relief from. You can take a dip along the beach... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Be prepared to sweat! It was so lovely and I loved seeing the ruins but I don't recommend for someone who cannot stand the heat, walking, standing for long periods. I liked it but I think we could have saved money and time by just taking a taxi and seeing it on your pace. Most of the history the guides... More

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Seattle, Washington
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

What can I say but WOW. Pyramids on the edge of a cliff overlooking a beautiful sandy beach. What more could you ask for? We explored the ruins which has a ton of local lizards hanging around. The place allows you to get a good look at everything and how the Mayans lived then after the sun has literally fried... More

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Sydney, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

So interesting to see the old ruins..Can take a shuttle down into ruins, take walking shoes and camera a must . Very hot but just a short walk down to the beautiful beach stunning aqua blue sea. We spent an hour or so around walking around ruins but can do it in less than that if you want ,then took... More

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Raleigh, NC
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We went today and splurged on a guide for the two of us. Although it was ~$47 US total it was well worth it. His knowledge and love of the history and site shined. Beautiful ruins, grounds, and spectacular views of the sea and surrounding areas from the highest point. Also cool was the iguana, turtle nests, and we even... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

No words can describe the emotion of meeting the blue ocean and the mayan history in one of the most beautiful scenarios in the world. This place is just amazing and a must in any Cancun visit. Close to Xel-Ha park it is easy to rent a car and see both sites in the same day. But pay attention to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is such a stunning site - the sea is bright blue and the ruins against that backdrop look incredible. We took a bus from Playa del Carmen instead of a tour which was perfect as we could do it in our own time. Take your swimming stuff and cool down at the beach.

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cleveland, tn
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Hot, Hot, Hot. Be prepared the sun is brutal. There is a nice beach in the ruins. The water is crystal clear blue. The ruins are very interesting. Make sure to try the fish tacos at the restaurant in the village.

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Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Best place to visit. Very hot, hard to get there, you have to walk from the Bus - to the entrance.. Bring water with you... Entrance was 59 pesitos, bring towel and have your bath suites on, there is also a nice beach, where you can go for swimming. For hobby photographers, this is the place where you have to... More

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