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Address: Tulum, Mexico
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Tulum (Spanish pronunciation: [tu'lum], Yucatec: Tulu'um) is the site of a...

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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A must see whilst in Tulum

Although these ruins are much smaller than those you'll see at Chichen Itza or Coba, their position right on the coast makes them unique & worth the visit. We didn't manage to... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although these ruins are much smaller than those you'll see at Chichen Itza or Coba, their position right on the coast makes them unique & worth the visit. We didn't manage to get up early to avoid the crowds, arriving at 11am. It was busy, but okay. Using the electronic ticket machine (card only) saved us heaps of time. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Mayan Ruins at Tulum are located overlooking the ocean in a stunning setting. While only a small fraction of the area has been excavated, the ruins that remain are awe inspiring. With or without a guide, be prepared to spend a minimum of 2 hours exploring the what the ancient Maya left for us to discover and learn from.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent a few hours at the Ruinas Mayas de Tulum and it was lovely. You have to pay to park (not a lot). When you walk up to the ticket area there are tons of shops to buy souvenirs, snacks, etc. We were there on a Saturday around 10am and it was busy. When we left around 1pm the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was our second time in Tulum. This time on our own. It is much better so! You get to stay as long as you want and you do not have to run a marathon in order not to miss the bus. Parking is more expensive than Coba - around 6 dollars, entrance 65 pesos / person + 45 for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing afternoon spent at the Tulum ruins, go at sunset, the light and reflection on the ocean are magical!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We rode bikes here early and was the first ones in. Beautiful place lots of wildlife, open space awesome carving and structures. Cheap entry and must see in Tulum

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I didn't visit the time before when were in Mexico and made it a point to go this time. It was BEAUTIFUL. Well maintained, very clean. Our tour guide new a great deal of the history. We were able to go through the park and right outside the park is a wonderful outdoor shopping area. I would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a beautiful day at beautiful place at ruinas, lovely wild beaches for sea turtles 🐢 and lots of iguanas

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well kept ruins where you can see the ocean. We had a guide that explained the buildings/ruins, the civilization of the Mayans, what life was like in the city, and some extra details. The paths are well maintained but there is a lot of walking if you aren't used to it. There is a trolley that will take you from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had always wanted to go to Tulum and it was breath-taking. It is a magical place. There is a beach by the ruins that is beautiful and clean. Make sure to bring your bathing suit, you won't be disappointed.

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