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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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Gorgeous views!

Stunning views of the ocean from cliffs high above; ruins are small, but very interesting. About a 45 minute bus ride from the port, but worth it. Enjoyed it immensely!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stunning views of the ocean from cliffs high above; ruins are small, but very interesting. About a 45 minute bus ride from the port, but worth it. Enjoyed it immensely!

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Tulum, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having visited pretty much all the Mayan ruin sites in the Yucatan Pensinula, Guatemala and Belize, the best I can say about Tulum ruins is "average". However, the setting on the beach is beautiful. If you want to visit then get there at 8am when the ruins open because later on it will be heaving with people. You can always... More 

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We were staying at a resort mid-way between Playa del Carmen and Tulum and took a tour with go natural Explorers. Jorge provided the tour information and Luis was our driver. There are many things that get a thumbs up from me regarding this tour. One was that they are about eco tourism. You are encouraged to NOT get pictures... More 

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But still you must have seen these ruines in combination with the amazing white beaches. You will see little "dragons" everywhere and the weather is often amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are planing to go Tulum. The ruins are a must. If the day is nice you just HAVE to go. The ticket is about 70 pesos. It's a 45 min walk. Totally worth it. Keep in mind they charge 45 pesos if you carry a professional camera with you. Once you get to be beach you'll be amazed.

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Texarkana, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The location of the ruins is absolutely gorgeous, tall above rocky cliffs on the ocean. Unique among mayan sites. However, there are only a few small buildings. Not a whole lot of information provided, no museum. Very crowded and touristy. Restaurants and shops at the entrance, along with performers. Long walk in to the site. Also has an acessible beach... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to Tulum on a rainy day, and I am certainly happy it rained when we arrived. First, there was almost no one there, so we had a fantastic time just meandering through the ruins at our own pace, no guide needed. The rain turned people away, so it was quiet and very spiritual, reading about it's history. Being... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took a cab from Akumal. Went in the middle of the day because that was the time we had available. We knew it would be crowded. It was annoying just in the beginning, but they worked through the ticket line quickly. The grounds are beautiful and the signs give good background. It was hot, even for a windy and overcast... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the mayan ruins in Tulum in august 2016 , it was hot humid and it started raining but it was soo worth it !! The beach there is beautiful !! The hotel we stayed at had an average beach and it was very rocky , howevero we visited the mayan ruins and spent half the day enjoying the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our only organized trip to Mayan ruins so I can't really compare to other similar sites like Chichen Itza, etc. We loved it! Grounds are well maintained and there's a beautiful beach at the bottom of the cliff. If you want to go for a swim plan on changing into your swimming suit in advance. They do have... More 

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