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Address: Tulum, Mexico
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Very beautiful!! So much to see and learn. Cheap to get into. Close to most hotels. Use bathroom before you go in no other one available.

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Very beautiful!! So much to see and learn. Cheap to get into. Close to most hotels. Use bathroom before you go in no other one available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really interesting and beautifully kept. Great to walk around yourself or you have the option of having a tour guide

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

No matter how hot it is, hire yourself a bike or jump in a cab and get yourself to these gorgeous ruins. Go early in the morning before the sun is too fierce. It's a beautiful park in a stunning location and the ruins are wonderfully preserved. And you're in for lots of iguanas putting on a show sunning themselves,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wife and I went - Very hot and not a lot of shade - Bring an umbrella and water like we did. Ticket buying is wonky, you have to buy one ticket and move over and buy another ticket for the museum that we never saw - Seems like the latest scam to fund stuff but neither the less we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were given advice to enter this site on the Southern entrance - where there is limited parking but easy access to taxis. We would pass on this advice to anyone. It worked great. We chose to bypass a guide for the ruins, but we would definitely re-evaluate our decision next time. Although the beach area is magical, it gets... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Happy Tours Tulum Express tour from Playa Del Carmen is a joke. Sure they pick you up and the driver was OK but just outside Tulum they stop the bus in an off road area where they keep you and other tours 'hostage' while they try to get you to have photos with monkeys and to buy overpriced food, drink... More 

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The ruins at Chichen Itza are much more impressive. Tulum is a beautiful location but you are less likely to leave with an appreciation of the Mayan culture and civilisation. There is a great model of Tulum at the entrance to Xel-Ha that we did next which gave us more insight and appreciation. It should be at Tulum itself.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing access to the ocean, always bring your swimming suit to visit the ruins so after you can go to the beach

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The ruins were pretty amazing, but it was dampened by the volume of tourists there. While walking around there were traffic jams of people. Of all the ruins I visited whole in Mexico this was my least favourite.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Get to the Tulum ruins if you want to really enjoy them. Opening at 8AM, the crowds don't really show up until 10AM, which is about the same for the other major archaeological zones in the Yucatan. Great to explore, and be sure to bring sunscreen and swim trunks for hopping in the water afterward.

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