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Ruins of Tulum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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]
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Bring your bathing suit if you'd like to enjoy crystal clear beaches at the base of the mayan ruins at Tulum. This small archeological site is significant in so many ways, and you can cover the whole area in a couple hours! Chichen Itza is enormous in comparison. The ocean view is breathtaking. There is even a turtle sanctuary on site where turtles can lay eggs. The eggs are then taken by locals to be incubated and hatched in safety, away from predators. When they are hatched, visitors are able to set the baby turtles free in the ocean. Go early as it gets crowded after 11am.

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

The Tulum ruins are, as far as I know, the only seaside Mayan ruin complex, which makes the place quite unique. The view is breathtaking, since part of the ruins (the "lighthouse") is located on a cliff, overlooking the sea. Furthermore, the empty space among buildings is covered in green grass, making it really lovely to look at. I was very lucky to have learned a lot about Tulum, since I visited it under the guidance of a Mayan culture connaisseur who explained a lot about the place and the Mayan culture.
If you descend the cliff, you will find a terrific white-sanded beach with warm turquoise water which is worth spending an hour or two.

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

nice to see,can get very hot walking around the ruins, so pick your time to go, steep steps down to a lovely beach so take a towel/suncream

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

The ruins are beautiful and a must visit in Tulum, but it is very very hot and there is no shade, it also gets really busy, so get there early before the crowds arrive and the temperature soars. Getting a collectivo from Tulum pueblo is easy and really cheap, the first beach club below the ruins is a great place to relax after the a visit to the ruins and do a snorkelling trip, you can get a ticket for the snorkelling from the booths where the bus drops you off for the ruins.

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

What an amazing and tranquil place to visit.

We travel by local bus for 50 pesos, a short 40 min journey from Playa Del Carmen.

When you arrive you pay the entrance fee and are free to explore, the amount of picture opportunities is wonderful.

There is a semi-hidden beach at the front, which is astonishing.

It's amazing to think the Mayans lived there.

I recommend it 100%.

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