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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

My husband and I visited here on a half day tour and we loved it! Our tour was through Cancun Adventures and the guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and the length of time was perfect (about 2 hours at the site). There is a...More

Thank Kendall M
Reviewed yesterday

We did Tulum and Xel Ha the same day as a combined tour, if you have the option of doing it, is the perfect combination. Tulum is an ancient Mayan ruin, very small in size and very close to Playa del Carmen, so it is...More

Thank johnito
Reviewed yesterday

What struck us most about this place was it's location. Talk about position! The views along the coast and out to the reef were truly spectacular.... so good, in fact, it was difficult to enjoy the ruins themselves. Not such a large crowd when we...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed yesterday

We visited here independently by taxi from our hotel and paid for a private tour guide to take us round. We found our guide to be worth every penny and it meant that we got to see the things we wanted and ask questions without...More

Thank Kate D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tulum is so much more than I imagined. I went down there from Cancun thinking it was not going to be impressive but was wrong. Though not as grand as Chichen Itzel, it provided a glimpse into the coastal Mayan culture. Definitely worth considering for...More

Thank Jon B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's a great outing but in mid-September the heat can take its toll. The facility is well maintained and beautiful . It's a good walk on trail beside a level road first 1/2 mile then a rather steep ascent to top final 1/2 mile. No...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 2 days ago

These ruins are in fairly good condition. You need guide that will point out all the interesting details that you would otherwise not get. The breeze coming off the sea helps with the heat but bring sunblock!

Thank Bert B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Tulum as a shore excursion on our honeymoon, my husband and I both have degrees in archaeology and truly appreciate how well taken care this site is. The beach was mind-bogglingly beautiful. We are idiots and forgot our swimsuits but we were still...More

Thank Kathryn V
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is well worth a visit for the location alone. It is on the water and stunning. We did not want to join a group so we took a cab from our hotel which was 350 pesos for 12 mins from the Gran Bahia Principe...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

The location of the Tulum ruins overlooking the sea is beautiful. Just walking in the same location that was once inhabited by the Mayans hundreds of years ago was incredible. It is a must-see. Their history is so interesting. You do need lots of water,...More

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I agree with Bryan. I don't recall the number of pesos, but my brain calculated that is was equivalent to about $4 USD. Very much worth it! But keep in mind, the ticket windows near the entrance do not take credit cards or... More
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Response from Northern_traveller56 | Reviewed this property |
Entrance 1000 Peso per person (£4.50). We went by Collectivo (little white mini bus). Just stand at the other side of the road and flag one down. Same coming back. Just tell the driver Tulum Ruins and he will drop you there... More