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“On the edge of the sea”

Ruinas Mayas de Tulum
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Tulum Express Half-Day Tour
Ranked #1 of 84 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]
Baltimore, Maryland
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“On the edge of the sea”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

We had been to Coba already and decided we had to see this area as well. It is just as beautiful but instead of being in the jungle like Coba, it's all out in the open on a huge hilly area that overlooks the sea. The view out to sea is amazing as it the beach that is there. You don't need a guide as there are informational signs about the property. Very touristy feel (unlike Coba) and LOTS of vendors trying to peddle their arts and crafts was the only thing I didn't like about this attraction but I am very glad we went.

Visited September 2013
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“Great place to visit”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

Don't miss the opportunity to visit these ruins, its well worth the time taken to get there, its amazing.

Visited November 2012
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Savannah, Georgia
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“Tulum Ruins....great experience”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

Outstanding. 57 pesos for a ticket. Stroll at your leisure with a guide book or hire a guide. Either way, its a great educational and vacation experience. I would suggest going after lunch to avoid the morning crowds.

Visited September 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Picture Postcard”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Get there early before 10am when all the tour buses arrive. The ruins open at 8am. Head straight to the beach where a live picture postcard awaits you. You have seen many photos of this spot I'm sure, but seeing the site in person is even better. Nature is never completely done justice by a photos...you have to experience it firsthand. Sand is like powder sugar. Water is warm and inviting. The view...stunning. Go!

Visited August 2013
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San Diego, California
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“Can't beat Maya Ruins by the ocean!”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

There are a number of Archaeological sites in the Yucatan/Quintana Roo Peninsula however, you can't beat Tulum which sits right on the ocean. It is truly magnificent and a must see if you are in the area.

You can get a guide but I would not recommend one. Read on the site before you go and you will be fine.

Visited August 2013
Thank Allen A
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