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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.[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]
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Tulum, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

No, this is not Rodney. I must say, we're not much on ancient civilisations from a historical sense but we did enjoy the architecture and the lovely location of the Tulum ruins. We took a lot of photos. Here are a few tips. 1. By...More

1  Thank topdriver1947
Reviewed yesterday

We took a Collectivo from Puerto Aventurous area (Barcelo) for 40 pesos per person each way. Very easy to do. The sign at admissions says it does not take foreign money but it did thankfully. I believe it was 80 pesos to get in. I...More

Thank tamalePittsburgh
Reviewed yesterday

We visited the ruins while staying in Akumal. We took a taxi from the resort and had three hours to enjoy the site and surrounding areas. We walked from the drop off area and it was an enjoyable walk. If you are not mobile they...More

Thank coldinnovascotia
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's beautiful and the beach is spectacular! This is a must! Also, skip the group tour. We rented bicycles in Tulum (near the beach not pueblo), for $5 for 24hrs and rode there in 15-20 min. Then it's only a few dollars to get entrance...More

Thank dchamps2017
Reviewed yesterday

We visited Tulum Mayan Pyramids on June 13, 2017. I had lots of questions before we did this tour and used Trip Advisor for the suggestions and advice. So "thank you" everyone that wrote a review on this location! Doing a tour between ChiChen Itza...More

2  Thank PrettyLady4u
Reviewed yesterday

We visited the ruins 28 years ago....it's way too busy and touristy these days. Very crowded. However, the beauty of the cliffs, the surf, the beach...I can go on and on about the beauty. My kids, who are young adults, were disappointed that they were...More

Thank Deborap2222
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As everyone said, get there early to beat the heat and crowds. We were in by 830 and done around 1030. We went on June 21, the summer solstice, and learned about the significance of the alignment of the buildings and windows with the sun...More

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on Easter weekend and knew it would be crowded. We paid for the van to take us to the entrance and it was worth it. Bring water. The crowd flowed through nicely and we were able to get all the photos we wanted....More

Thank TravelFam5508
Reviewed 2 days ago

Tulum is beautiful. It is worth a visit to see the Mayan architecture overlooking the Caribbean Sea. We had a windy, humid day. Bring sunscreen and water. There is no shade. Try to get there early before the crowds.

Thank Chris_Travel_Tales
Reviewed 2 days ago

Is nice and amazing place to visit. Will be better if the offer a guide service from the park or pre recorded info by stations. My guide was telling to my group the history of one of the place in the city in English and...More

Thank Xadier13
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Hi, I'm planning to visit Tulum mid July, and would love to go down to the beach while there. I've read where some people say it's open, and some say it's closed. Is there a specific time of the year when they open it? Does it maybe have to do with the condition of the water, like it being rough? Thanks!
17 June 2017|
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Response from badbeau19 | Reviewed this property |
red flags out memorial day week while we were there. no beach for us that day at Tulum.
Are the ruins handicapped accessible?
6 June 2017|
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Response from rccaia | Reviewed this property |
I believe most areas would be accessible, at least the general area pathways. However, without help to push a wheelchair through deep gravel or up slopes that are greater than we allow in the States it would be difficult.
Are the ruins handicapped accessible?
6 June 2017|
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Response from lumpyviper | Reviewed this property |
I do believe one could get around in a wheelchair or walker. The paths are not pavement but should be workable.