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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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This is a must see if you are in Tulum. It is the only Maya ruins that are located on the water. The signage is well written and gives thorough explanations about the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a must see if you are in Tulum. It is the only Maya ruins that are located on the water. The signage is well written and gives thorough explanations about the structures. It is also probably the most accessible ruins for people with mobility limitations.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on our own and have a nice few hours wander round the grounds even if not into history worth a visit as ther is a beuatifull beach just 10 mins walk away so after viewing the ruins make sure you visit the beach

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful place with small beach. Better to go there early in the morning, cause it is super crowded place after 9am.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely place to visit and not too expensive. The ruins are absolutely fantastic and especially beautiful next to the sea! Parking was easy, I would avoid going on a big bus with lots of people! It was a short walk down from the top where you park and one side of the road is shaded. It can get busy, so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Mayan ruins tour of sacred fortress and rich history. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Grounds well kept. Shopping and food on site.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good trip to the ruins today, well worth the 70 peso entry. Gets very busy quickly, so I recommend getting there at 8am when it opens. Should take about 2-3 to see the site.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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