Tulum Archaeological Site

Tulum Archaeological Site

Tulum Archaeological Site
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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KYlove
Lexington, KY57 contributions
Gorgeous but HOT 🥵
Oct 2021 • Friends
Beautiful place, full of history. I gave it four stars because there is zero shade and in need of interpretive signage. My kids (ages 12 and 8) were miserably hot in the direct sunlight, and there was nowhere for them to take a break. We would have enjoyed it much more if they had…. Still, it is a must-see with incredible scenery. It’s amazing to see the architectural remains and learn a bit about Mayan culture.
Written October 9, 2021
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Thomas G
Sao Paulo, SP8 contributions
BEAUTIFUL VIEW
Sep 2021
I went to Chichen itza before this and it was very HOT and although the ruins in chichen itza are massive and very impressive, I enjoyed more thie ruins of Tulum. They are many different types of buildings, the scenery is beautiful, you walk along the coastline and visit the ruins. Lots of Iguanas all over the place. Its a beautiful experience. There is also shade if you need it. Overall, the waiting lines are much shorter than Chichen Itza.
Written October 7, 2021
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Mayo N
Guangzhou, China124 contributions
Worth the trip☺️
Oct 2021 • Friends
We loved the experience. It’s quite impressive to think that 500 hundred years ago Mayans built and created something so beautiful. We loved walking around and there explanations boards were enough to understand the history.

The problem with this place is the bathroom facilities are terrible and really need some update and upkeep.
Also you need to park quite far from the entrance but they don’t have any indications about this.

Regardless, a must see if you are in Tulum and a very Short trip from Playa del Carmen.
Written October 5, 2021
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SunsetsFinest
Lodi, WI1 contribution
Tulum with a guide!
Jul 2021 • Family
Unbelievable experience! Our family had what we feel was the best experience ever. It wouldn’t have happened if we didn’t have Tanya with us. We have to recommend using her as a guide. mexicotravelreisen.com We are an adventurous family, staying off the beaten path and doing everything on our own but when we travel to Mexico and want to experience something new we always contact Tanya! Professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy. If you are in need of private transportation and tours look no further.
Written October 5, 2021
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Amelia L
Addison, TX5 contributions
Beautiful Culture
Sep 2021 • Couples
Beautiful place with such grand architecture and history. Definitely go with a tour guide. Lots of local folks too. Enjoyed my morning here
Written October 3, 2021
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Nicolle J
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States8 contributions
Loved this Excursion
Sep 2021
Definitely recommend if you are in Tulum! We enjoyed walking around and reading the history of the area, it was a great way to spend our "transfer day" from check out at one hotel to check in at the next.
Written September 21, 2021
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Stefan S
15 contributions
too crowded even in the morning
Aug 2021
we came early (as we did at most of the sites on our tour), but unfortunately that didn't help much here. Tons of people and that in the off-season of August. Also parking is a bit further out so you need to walk quite a bit to the site. Also due to Covid there is one entrance, one exit and so lots of walking. The setting of the site is awesome, but if you don't have the chance to come early to have less people to really enjoy the view and capture it on film than it's not so great over all. Entrance fee is low though in comparison to Chichen Itza. We (teenage kids) did prefer Edzna and Ek Balam. We had a rental car and visited a couple sites on the Yucatan peninsula. At the site there are no souvenir boots, thank goodness, but on the way to the site there are a lot (that you can pass easily though).
Written September 19, 2021
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Mike P
Knoxville, TN92 contributions
An Amazing SITE!
Sep 2021
what an amazing experience. These ruins are awesome! They are self guided and guided runs about 12 USD. Its an amazing site. Lots to see and walk around. I would recommend using the guides because they can tell you about the building and their use.
Written September 15, 2021
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Jerry E
Kansas City, MO109 contributions
Absolutely beautiful site
Oct 2020 • Couples
First this is definitely the most hot and humid ruin we visited on our trip. The views and iguanas made up for the humidity though. There are many smaller ruins on the property and many many iguanas everywhere 🦎🦎🦎. Once you walk around the outside to the gulf you get some of the most stunning views i have ever seen. Would definitely return.
Written September 13, 2021
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Josh Lua
2 contributions
Awesomee!
Aug 2021
Beautiful magical place, we were very surprised to know hows ancient mayans use to live in this beautiful place in front of the turquoise sea. Highly recommended!
Written September 9, 2021
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