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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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I recommend getting there early, as by the time we were leaving it was starting to get crowded. The history is very interesting and the views are stunning. Beach was closed the... read more

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I recommend getting there early, as by the time we were leaving it was starting to get crowded. The history is very interesting and the views are stunning. Beach was closed the day we were there due to roughness and jelly fish. Easy walk in and around the ruins.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice enough and the views are great, bit of youbhave to choose, go to Coba instead. 7/10 would go again

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

These ruins are just beautiful !! it really is a must see if you are in the area. The view of the beach and the ruins at the same time is just magical ! And with the explanations, you can learn a lot about the Mayans culture and about their habits. Plus, it's really cheap (60 pesos for the entrance... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you go to Tulum please dont miss to visit the mayan ruins , the only in Mexico ocean fornt with a great facilities. Tip if you on sunday ticket is free for mexicans

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Tulum Ruins are well worth visiting. They are closer than Coba and are very impressive as they are right on the cliffs overlooking the beach. Because of the view over the beach, they are unique ruins for the area. Bring an umbrella for shade as there are not a lot of trees. I think you can rent one when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ruins are well protected. Unfortuanetly it is forbidden to climb the pyramide. Near the sea side. Access to the amazing beach. Price is different in the morning and afternoon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Tulum ruins are not as impressive as Chichen Itza, spanning a smaller area and with out the large pyramids. However, the location on the coast makes it a beautiful place to visit. Main tips: bring a swimsuit if you're the type who will take a dip when you encounter an incredible cove. There is a breathtaking beach down a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked another express tour and we're so glad we did. We weren't sure if this would be worth the early morning wake up since we had toured Chichen Itza the day before. But this was such a starkly different setting with ruins overlooking the sea. Our guide Tony was very professional, especially informative, patient with our questions, and left... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we had to do at least one cultural thing while in Mexico, and Tulum was the perfect choice, and we learned quite a bit too!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you stay in Tulum you have to pass the Ruins of the Mayas which lies directly in beach front side. Ok this is only small place but very picturesque construction of its caribbean surrounding.

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