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Ruins of Tulum

Carretera federal 307 Cancun - Chetumal Km 230, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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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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Carretera federal 307 Cancun - Chetumal Km 230, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The site is beautiful and once you enter the actual ruins it is quite preserved (plenty of shops, including a Starbucks but only located before the ticket office, which is great as this does not interferes with the beauty of the site). Lots of iguanas...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The ruins are interesting but the heat was unrelenting!!! It was nice that the signs were done in english as well as Spanish.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you haven’t experienced any other Maya ruins you will probably like it. Compared to others, these ruins are not very spectacular. The ocean view could be nice but the seaweed ruins it a little bit.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was a little hard to enjoy due to how hot and humid it was. But the tour was amazing. Very interesting and learned lota about the Mayans!!!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The ruins are super cool and easy to get to. Don't forget to buy your tickets ahead of time or at the kiosk when you arrive!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The ruins were beautiful. There is so much history here. It's amazing to think how many storms have come and gone and how many buildings have fallen, yet these still stand. It's truly an amazing place. I'd recommend reading about this place before you visit...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was looking forward to visiting this historical site, but it did not live up to expectation. I enjoyed watching the Iguanas. That was actually my first time seeing that many Iguanas in one day. The beach behind the Ruin that is notably considered a...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The ruins have always been an interest of mine. It's open and hot be sure to bring an umbrella and water. At the end of the tour, you can walk to the beach and snorkel with the ruins in the background. The beach is very...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I visited this site in August at midday. It was poor planning on our part - it was very hot and the discomfort and effort was such that the ruins and everything else became uninteresting. I suggest going early in the morning...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The setting for this ruins is totally spectacular. Right by the sea. The complex has many ruins to see and it is worth to do the round with a guide that will tell you not only about these ruins but of the whole Mayan culture...More

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Peter p
July 22, 2018|
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Response from Simon J | Reviewed this property |
TBH I would say no, very hot at Tulum little shade and the river is very cold, but your call.
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jbresearcher
July 14, 2018|
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Response from Liz A | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Lots of walking paths.
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stephanys_world
July 9, 2018|
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Response from Lex_v_Akkooi | Reviewed this property |
Best is to get there in the first hour of opening to avoid crowds. If these are your only times, I would still go, it is likely to be a bit less busy as busses are going back to Cancun, etc.
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