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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 today via mobile

I would do this instead of chichen itza if you’re staying in Tulum since you don’t need to drive 2 hrs & the pyramids are right by the sea which is very beautiful & picturesque. You can also go snorkeling at the beach near the...More

Thank Adele T
Reviewed yesterday

Be sure to arrive early in the morning before the heat and tours fill the park. Bring a bottle of water - even in the mornings it can get hot quickly. Also pack a swimsuit for the public beach access!

Thank evb0315
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just the idea of having Maya ruins over looking the Caribbean Sea sparked my interest a long time ago and has been on my bucket list forever, in short it is beautiful and unique, a must for anyone traveling though the Yucatan peninsula.

Thank Paulieallen
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing views from the top; gets very hot on a hot day. Rent a cycle for 200 pesos/day from the main entrance along the highway. DO NOT fall into trap of taking a snorkeling trip from the guys along the highway - it is cheap...More

Thank Ashu S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Recently visited with a group of friends. We decided to do the tour guide option that also took you on a boat ride to view the other ruins which aren't visable from land. After the boat tour, you get to snorkel in the shallow coral...More

Thank Aaron G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Recommend having a tour guide. The scenery is stunning although it can get very crowded. Bring some water since it can get very hot throughout the walk.

Thank Viktoria N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went there today because I had nothing better to do, I drove from Playa Del Carmen which was a very easy drive and very easy to get to. On Sundays Mexicans get into the ruins for free so there is a huge line at...More

Thank JimboBryan
Reviewed 3 days ago

The tulum ruins are an easy way to see the remains of a Mayan city. As with most ruins, most of the buildings are gone, there's no shade, and it's hard to understand the history without a guide, but it's a good introductory sight to...More

Thank Dalmatia87
Reviewed 3 days ago

In all honesty, the ruins at Tulum pale in comparison with other Mayan sites in the region, but they are still very beautiful and well worth a visit. The additional attraction is that you can walk them from the beach, and the backdrop of stone...More

Thank biz_e26
Reviewed 3 days ago

Unfortunately the day we went here on a tour bus, it was very hot...I being an amputee found it hard to see every building. Lots of walking

Thank Gail C
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brodyt
21 November 2017|
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Response from Devan K | Reviewed this property |
There is an entrance fee (approx. 30 pesos per person I think) but we didn't pay any fee on top of that. We paid in cash with pesos (efectivo is the spanish word for 'cash'). I didn't see the train, but don't believe it... More
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shasta12342014
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.
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mjam0821
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
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