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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

Also remember to bring a swimming suit. The ruins in Tulum or I must see if you are on the Riviera Maya. At one time this was probably an extremely beautiful city. I can only imagine the artwork and sculptures that are adorned these Temple...More

Thank Scottloves2golf
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did a cruise and signed up for a tour excursion to the ancient Mayan city of Tulum. It was an incredible experience to be up close to such a rich history. Our tour guide was Manuel from sun city tours. He was very knowledgeable...More

Thank wperruna
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An historic and majestic place. The only ruins built with a view of the carribean sea. Enjoyed our docent and time at the beach. Great small shopping area with restaurants at the entrance to the site. Bring a large umbrella since there is no shade,...More

Thank Jeff A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped by while in Tulum for a wedding. The ruins are quite magnificent, showcasing the astronomical advances of the Maya. It was super hot but we stayed nearly three hours looking at everything. We went with a guide who was passionate about the history...More

Thank zilmacaronigirl
Reviewed 2 days ago

A small site that can be seen in a couple of hours. The small (but beautiful) beach is open when the tide is low. The lines can get surprisingly long at the entrance, but seem less so early and later in the day. The views...More

Thank Devan K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took a guided tour of Tulum during our stay in Playa del Carmen. Our guide was a wonderful man of Mayan descent who was interesting as well as informative. The ruins are well preserved with very interesting architectural features and the scenery was outstanding!...More

Thank cgs954
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Another historic jewel to check out if you are visiting Cancun. This ruin is right next to the sea! Beautiful views here. Not a large scale like Chichen-Itza but equally interesting. Immediately next to it are water activities. We had a small guided tour on...More

Thank Ed Alan F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Another place definitely worth visiting whilst staying in Cancun. Another long day but definitely worth it for the views and sites and the information giving by the tour guides. You can also go swimming on the beach.

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 2 days ago

These Mayan ruins were relatively close to where we were staying in Playa del Carmen, so we thought we'd give them a try. In hindsight we probably should have gone elsewhere. These are primarily ruins of houses and residences where mayan leaders lived some 500...More

Thank Samuel M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was beautiful! We were just rushed with our tour guide because we went late in the day... so we didn’t have time to swim:( definitely bring swim gear because the ocean beneath the ruins was breathtaking!

Thank Adriana B
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14 November 2017|
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Response from kramersmom03 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I saw, the stairs were the only way down to the beach.
25 October 2017|
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Response from Anwen62 | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are guides at the ruins to hire, not sure what LDS is ?! I booked my guide through the rep