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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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visit the ruins and beach

a great place to visit and explore the history of mexico and the beach is a must to visit so take a towel with you and have some fun wave jumping or to cool down after visiting... read more

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a great place to visit and explore the history of mexico and the beach is a must to visit so take a towel with you and have some fun wave jumping or to cool down after visiting the ruins.

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We visited the Tulum ruins on a day when there were busloads of tourists from nearby cruise ships. If at all possible, avoid these days since the entire facility was overcrowded. The ruins themselves were beautiful and the location is one of the most serene we've ever seen. This is the only Mayan ruins we are aware of that are... More 

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We have visited this site twice now and on both occasions had a lovely day. The ruins are not in same league as say chichen itza or Coba, but the location definitely makes up for this. The site is beautifully maintained and you can either book onto a guided tour or roam the site by yourself, both times we decided... More 

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Absolutely breathtaking site. A must see if you're staying in Cancun / Riviera Maya! It gets really hot so bring plenty of water to drink and perhaps and umbrella. Amazing views of the sea, you can even swim in the water. Take a towel and change of clothes with you.

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Great, Beautiful, and very Hot. The beach was beautiful. Food was delicious at one of the side restaurants .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited during our vacation in Tulum. We paid extra to get a guide to talk us through the ruins. I highly recommend this, otherwise there are so many details and facts that you will miss otherwise. Martin was our guide and he really brought it to life. You only need 1 hour to tour the ruins but you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing ruins, not so big that it's overwhelming. Beautiful views. Plan to go as soon as ruins open to avoid crowds and lines. Although it didn't seem too crowded when we left. Wear comfortable shoes, uneven paths, bring water, sunglasses and hat!

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Mendoza, Argentina
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If you've ever seen ruins, then these are not spectacular. The thing that is great about them is the location. Wear your bathing suit to swim in the ocean. You can do the whole thing in an hour or so and spend the rest of the day at the public beach right next door. And if you want a comfort... More 

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I went solo no guide it is beautiful you can sit relax and think about all the history this place has been through. Personally I found if you find a cool spot and sit there for a while a tour guide will end up bringing people over and telling the history. My advice stay away from the large eguanas they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was awesome, wish we would have known how interesting it was and booked a longer tour! Our guide (unfortunately, I cannot remember his name) was truly immersed in his work and was so excited and enthused in his presentation, it was easy to engage and the time went so quickly. He was a fountain of information. Such ancient culture!... More 

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