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Ruinas Mayas de Tulum
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Tulum Express Half-Day Tour
Ranked #1 of 83 things to do in 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]
Morelia, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

Tulum with the sea make me fell very well. I imagine the persons with many fruits and others, the boats, the militars, .... It's not very long, but it's special. I recomended. But please, don't put trash in the sea. There are many, so It.s less fantastic that it can be.

Visited March 2013
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“Fantastic Trip - Don't go from Cozumel Cruise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

We took a day excursion to Tulum from our Royal Carribean Cruise that ported in Cozumel. The ruins were great. Very interesting. Would have been better if we had a reference book with more detail. We did have a tour guide through RCL, but the kids would have liked more pictures, or something more engaging for the kids.

The environment itself would not be good for wheelchairs or strollers. Even in February it was very warm 85+, although there weren't any mosquitos that a lot of other visitors ran into. Bring drinks, as there isn't much at the ruins themselves.

We are looking forward to visiting some of the other Mayan sites.

Our only complaint was the ferry ride from Cozumel Tulum. It is very very rough. If you get seasick, this is not for you!

Visited February 2013
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Wheaton, Illinois
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“Go early. Go on your own.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

We visited the Tulum ruins on the Thursday of Semana Santa with our 4 and 6 year old daughters. My advice is to go early. We arrived at 8:30 am and it was almost empty. We walked around a bit and had a swim at the beautiful beach. By the time we left at 11:00 am, the place was so crowded you couldn't even walk from ruin to ruin. Go very early and go on your own. You do not need a guide.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Stunningly beautiful and intriguing”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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