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“Stunningly beautiful and intriguing”

Ruinas Mayas de Tulum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 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]
London, United Kingdom
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“Stunningly beautiful and intriguing”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Just an amazing place, with some really amazing vistas. The temple and the other buildings are really beautiful. Watch out for mosquitos - take insect repellent. The Mexican tourists who went to the beach at the same time were a highlight for us - they ran into the sea fully clothed and had a great time hooting and holloring. A must visit.

Visited April 2013
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

It was a wonderful visit, but it was attended by so many people this special day I felt as if i was back at woodstock

Visited March 2013
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Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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“Very neat... but very crowded”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Very pretty location with lots of great history. Downside was that it was totally packed. Shoulder to shoulder in some places. Highly recommend going about an hour earlier to get there before the cruise ships open their doors. We arrived around 10am. We came from our hotel, which was 45 minutes away. I wish we had skipped breakfast and gotten there at 8am to beat the crowds. One of the guys in our group had been there before, and said that it was not this crowded when he went the last time, but that it was VERY hot when he went before, with very little shade, which makes going early even more critical. Our guide was very helpful (without the guide, you probably wouldn't know what you were looking at). But, the crowds were overwhelming. We couldn't even walk down to the water because the steps were packed. We had to wait in line just to get out of the ruins through the one small entry way. I am barely giving this a four. I KNOW I would have given it a five if it hadn't been so crazy crowded that day.

Visited March 2013
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“Very disapointing”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

We were very excited to see Tulum ruins after seeing Chichen Itza in December.
It ended up being a big disapointment as the ruins have seen better days. A fellow travelor described Tulum Ruins as "just another pile if rocks" .
Now the view of the Carribean was the highlight of the whole trip, absolutely breathtaking!
Save your money and see Chichen Itza.

Visited March 2013
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“Great views and Mayan history”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

We visited Tulum using the Collectivo (Public Transit Van) from our Resort and did a self-guided tour of the ruins. Total cost was under $25 US and everything was very safe. The ruins are great though you can see everything in under an hour. There is a beach that is open to swimming for anyone who paid to enter the ruins. We paid with pesos to enter the ruins which may be required. If you are interested in self-guided or guided tours, bypass all the people who try to talk to you until you get to the main entrance to the ruins. They may seem like the are officially associated with the ruins, but they are not. It's about a 10 minute walk from the Collective stop.

Visited March 2013
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