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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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The half-day tour of the ruins was perfect. We were able to explore the entire site, get some great photos, shop at the stores and enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean from the... read more

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The half-day tour of the ruins was perfect. We were able to explore the entire site, get some great photos, shop at the stores and enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean from the cliff above.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We parked at Santa Fe Tulum beach and walked It only cost ~MXN65 to get in. Don't bother buying any of the "tours". The boat trip to see the ruins from the water was a waste. You can see it all in 1-2hrs from inside the park. Bring water...it gets warm and the breeze was limited.

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Tulum is very educational and beautiful. The water and the coral reef are amazing. It is crowded even at this time of year. The tour guides are nice and speak Spanglish. I have noticed at least at this time of year most of the tourist are Spanish speaking. With that said the tour guides cater instructions in Spanish first. Watch... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

a nice site, right on the sea, some well preserved buildings and walls, but the ruins are much less striking than some other in the region

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great 1-2 hour walk through history. Well laid out paths through archeological dig sites. Wife enjoyed it as much as I did. If your adventuresome bring a swim suit there is a semi private beach on the back side. Very nice!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely to see the ruins, Go early in the morning as it gets very hot during the day it's nice to walk to from the edge of the park. the beach is stunning so take swimming gear with you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing tour that you can take on own for about $4 USD. It was a great place to see and experience. There's always other tours going on to overhear the history about but there are also plenty of signs to read if you go on your own.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been to Mayan ruins in 6 countries, and these were Lovely. The only ones by the ocean. It is strenuous but fine to take a taxi to from town and pay a few pesos to wander.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Out of all the ruins I saw in Mexico, these were the most unique and beautiful with its beach setting and crystal blue ocean view. Very hot walking around as there is no shade except in one area near the trees. There is an option to swim if you pay more. Beautiful ocean views for photos.

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Easy to visit and amazing with a guide. Plan 2 hours. Amazing views of the sea and the ancient ruins. Without a guide you won't understand the significance of the sites. Details here are important. My guide had an iPad to for multimedia. It really helped understand how celestial bodies so closely relate to everything here.

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