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Ruins of Tulum

Carretera federal 307 Cancun - Chetumal Km 230, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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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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Carretera federal 307 Cancun - Chetumal Km 230, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s incredibly beautiful with lots of information. You don’t need a guide. Be aware of people trying to sell you more expensive tickets before the entrance. It should only be $70pesos each. Make sure you have stuff for swimming too cool down at lunch as...More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed yesterday

The ruins themselves are pretty great. Not huge like Chichen Itza or Coba, but their location makes them breathtaking. Go early before it gets super crowded. Finish off viewing the ruins from the beach right below. The waters are turquoise clear and the view of...More

Reviewed yesterday

This is probably my third or fourth time here. I never forget the beautiful coast line. If you join tour group, you probably will not have chance to get into the beach area since beach access close at 4PM. If you want to expand your...More

Thank tanje1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth the visit. Small ruins of a Mayan outpost. 2 hr bus ride from Cancun. Beautiful beach at the bottom of the cliffs. Picturesque. Would return

Thank rbuskey106
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was surprised at the area covered...some lovely examples of ruins...avoid going on a Sunday.. the locals get free entrance and it was busy!!!!!

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived at 9:30 on a Monday and it was relatively empty. Maybe 20 other people there. When we were leaving at around 10:30, there was a long line at the ticket booth and about 100 more people walking from the parking lot. Near the...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A well worth trip from our hotel! We were in a group with a guide which I would highly recommend. His knowledge, the way he got the group involved and his enthusiasm really made the visit worth while. After the guided tour we had about...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour, both guides on bus and on-site were excellent. It is truly a fascinating place to visit. We had approximately 3 hours on site, but I could have stayed longer. There are washrooms easily accessible at the beginning, middle and again...More

Thank Tishtoo
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's super to easy to visit it on your own, no need for expensive tour. We rented a car from our hotel and drove there ourselves. It was very easy to find with the gps on our cell phone and there are street signs leading...More

1  Thank MrsDanifun
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is our second visit to the ruins. Both times we came to Cozumel by ship and took the ferry and a taxi to get to the ruins. Even though we visited in late December and the temperature was in the 80's the Sun was...More

Thank porterjames2
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11 January 2018|
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Response from Herrerarm | Reviewed this property |
Hi I didn’t see any taxi however I’m sure you could call one to pick you up by the ticket counter. I would recommend to arrange it with your hotel in advance. Take your time to see everything and make sure to go down into... More
10 January 2018|
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Response from spencer20122017 | Reviewed this property |
No their no boat dock at Tulum ruins. The last time this was done was when the Maya lived at Tulum. They would once a yr. take dug out canoe to their sacred island of Cozumel . I did see a dug out canoe on beach when I... More
8 January 2018|
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Response from Sven H | Reviewed this property |
Early ticket buy I have no idea, but its worth a trial. When visiting you are in the middle of all ruins and you can go through. We found Coba a bit more exciting as you can climb the last open pyramid (will be closed end of... More