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Address: Tulum, Mexico
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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Absolutely stunning view! A must if in the area!

A must if in the area! To go early in the morning when less people. And put some time aside to stay to enjoy the ocean side! You wont be disappointed!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must if in the area! To go early in the morning when less people. And put some time aside to stay to enjoy the ocean side! You wont be disappointed!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

These ruins provide a wonderful glimpse of Mayan society and life from centuries ago. They offer group guided tours which I would highly recommend as our tour guide was very well informed on past as well as current Mayan society and customs. Its a well worth glimpse into the past. The only thing I would caution is that it feels... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hubby and I took the guided package tour offered by our hotel resort which includes Tulum ruins tour. We had a 45 mins historic orientation about the ruins and our tour guide gave us 20mins to explore the area on our own. The ruins was very nice but the best part of the tour was the beach by the ruins.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Bring an umbrella because it is hot and no shade. Also if you don't have a guide it will all be a pile of rocks as there is no much signage indicating what you are looking at. The view is spectacular! Wish the beach was open because it looked like an amazing place to swim!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have always wanted to see a Mayan ruin since I was a little girl and watched the cartoon "Cities of Gold". So needles to say I was thrilled that Tulum had a ruin to visit. On our first day we rented bikes from our hotel El Pez and rode the short distance to the park. The site is very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the ruins as part of a shore excursion with Royal Caribbean. Beautiful site with lots of buildings and temples. We only had 30 minutes to visit the site but you could easily spend several hours here. Buildings still have some detailed reliefs you can see. This was the only Mayan ruin site we visited and they wouldn't let... More 

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After Chichen Itza, Edzna, Uxmal, ... is Tulum no value add save for the location. You can actuly take a swim here and the palm trees and sea view make it different from the others. Even in low season still very crowded as is close to Playa del Carmen, by far most crowded site we've seen. Would recommend going to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful place. Some tips: 1. Hire a guide 2. Bring plenty of water (it's cheaper INSIDE the drugstore) 3. Wear a hat and sunblock. 4. Respect the signals 5. Use the restroom at the entrance 6. Use the little train to the ruins and 6. Visit the place before 10 am or after 3 pm and avoid the crowds. You'll... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was really hot so be prepared, but opportunities to get into the water. Many of the tour guides are really knowledgeable so it's worth it to have one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our group tour was great. We met with a guide who showed us around and then we spent an hour on our own. The history is amazing and the view of the beach and ocean are absolutely amazing. The beach was closed from swimming due to waves. But the grounds are breathtaking.

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