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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. The ruins are situated on 12-meter (39 ft) tall cliffs, along the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula on...more
All reviews beautiful ruins bring water tour guide the cliff small beach an umbrella caribbean sea playa del carmen mayan culture beautiful location early in the morning avoid the crowds worth the trip cool off own pace an excursion iguanas
Call me crazy but I expected to see one big Mayan ruin. Instead we walked through the ancient walls into what would have been a thriving village. The beach was a highlight and the tourist trap at the entrance was off putting but we loved...More
The site is small in comparison to the other sites in the area, but worth the visit. If you only have one day to explore, I would recommend Coba over Tulum, but it was still lovely. Our tour guide was excellent but it was hot!...More
A lovely day visiting the ruins. Quite a drive from our hotel, but glad we made the trip. Our tour guide was great, he had local knowledge of the area and the history of the ruins. Tulum ruins are located on the ocean with beautiful...More
Not my speed, nothing special and I was surprised at the amount of people that spend a day going to see this. We were close, dropped in for 1 hour and felt ripped off. I'm 6'5 and was taller then some of the buildings.
Me ad my wife visited the Tulum site 30 years ago and, since we were back in the peninsula with our son and his family, we thought it would be a good idea to go back. This is a great site and they are protecting...More
The ruins were much larger and more preserved than I anticipated. The signage is easy to see and navigate without a guide.
The line for tickets was short but the line to enter was long. Don't waste time with pre purchased tickets at a much...More
Partially-restored ruins of a Terminal Classic (800-1000 AD) walled Mayan port city. It is right on bluffs above the coast, a bit more hilly than most other Yucatan sites, but the beach and coast are lovely. Good paths through the site and its various structures...More
We spent around 2 hours at the ruins. Arrive early if possible, because when we arrived, there was loads of groups and organized tours that were blocking the paths at every turns! It was really hot despite the wind so bring a hat and loads...More
The ruins themselves are magnificent and border the most glorious beach. Getting through the souvenir stands and people selling photos with birds and beasts- not so much. For a more peaceful, contemplative experience, head to Coba. No beach, smaller ruins but a more immersive feel.
Yes, it’s a very long day and not sure we’d do it again as there is no time to explore Cozumel. We were gone for 9 hours and only a couple of that was quality time. The rest was a ferry, walking through a mall with typical... More
Yes, it’s a very long day and not sure we’d do it again as there is no time to explore Cozumel. We were gone for 9 hours and only a couple of that was quality time. The rest was a ferry, walking through a mall with typical Mexican vendors, and then city streets to get to the bus...and then reverse. You lose tons of time on the ferry and bus and its a complete cattle call starting with the ship (who has a fairly rude shore excursion director). That said, the Ruins themselves are spectacular. Tour guide was great although he talked loudly and all the time on the bus.
We had no problem getting a (marked) cab from our hotel, the fee is reasonable, they take US$, once we were done with Tulum, he drove us to the Grand Cenote and waited for us (one hour) then returned us to the hotel. It was... More
We had no problem getting a (marked) cab from our hotel, the fee is reasonable, they take US$, once we were done with Tulum, he drove us to the Grand Cenote and waited for us (one hour) then returned us to the hotel. It was great.