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Address: Tulum, Mexico
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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We arrived after 4pm and had to pay extra to enter. I was surprised that the entrance fee was almost double however, there was only one other couple there and we were able to... read more

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is no place where to find some shadow to hide from the inclement sun and heat, maybe a few trees here and there but thats all. Also bring drinking water too, once in the ruins there is no place where to buy anything, sunblock, hats wherever you may need for protection. The cliff views are atonishing!! You can get... More 

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We arrived after 4pm and had to pay extra to enter. I was surprised that the entrance fee was almost double however, there was only one other couple there and we were able to walk the ruins with plenty of time to take pictures with no other tourists in them.

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If you are going to do one thing while on the Riviera Maya go to Tulum and see the ruins. One of the most amazing places I've ever been to. The mix of natural beauty and ancient history make for an incredible combination. Spending time here is worth every effort.

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You must!!!!!! go early - we arrived at 8.15am along with a handful of people and made our way into the ruins on the "buggy" ride 20 pesos- otherwise is a 10min walk to the entrance gates. We were able to get around the ruins taking pictures without other people in them. We carried towels and were planning on swimming... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is nice to see the ruins, but it is really touristy and crowded. You can only walk on a specific path, and it feels kinda like walking in a que. It is kind of a must see, but to me it was not much more than that. Btw, it is possible to reach the beach from inside the ruin... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A trip to this pre-Columbian Maya city is worth it. You step back in time at this approximately one mile square walled city facing the Caribbean sea. All three walls were built to keep invaders away and the high coastal bank serves as the fourth wall, about 50 feet of solid rugged cliff rock. Walking around it, you can easily... More 

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You get to see a bit of Mayan life reconstructed here. It's was interesting to see the pyramids in real life, since I have only seen pictures in books prior to this. The park would be better if you could go in one... Note: We found it useful to use the guide book we had with us, to lean a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took a trip to Tulum to see the Mayan temple which was very impressive. It was well preserved on a cliff overlooking the ocean a breathtaking view. It's quite hot in the summer so drink lots water, carry an umbrella and comfortable sneakers for small hike. It's a great spot to take some unforgettable photos and gain quite a... More 

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One of the better views I found in can cun. It has a turquoise beaches with white sand. The walk in the momental circuit is fascinating. Just for an hour or little more from Playa del Carmen

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A fantastic place with truly captivating history pre and post Hispanic and of course the surrounding of the sea, beach, tropical forest and Mayan ruins

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