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Address: Tulum, Mexico
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Beautiful mayan ruins. Make sure you wear a hat as the sun is pretty intense. Loved the small beach just down the stairs.

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Beautiful mayan ruins. Make sure you wear a hat as the sun is pretty intense. Loved the small beach just down the stairs.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was a bit disappointed when I visited the ruins. The price was 150 pesos per person, and you couldn't walk around the ruins or climb, simply follow a path and admire the ruins from far. I would not visit if I could go back.

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Amazing Experience close to Playa del Carmen. South by like 30 min. 45 pesos bus ride if you take public transport like we do. 90 there and back. Bring a swim suit! Hit the ocean and swim. They have a Starbucks there outside the ruins. You CANNOT climb the ruins. You have to go 45 minutes away to Coba ruins... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely stunning location and the guides you can hire on site are very knowledgeable..unfortunately the crowds of tourists are crazy and the selfie sticks are in high use! I will vent a bit! There should be some security in the area! People crossing the barriers to stand on the stairs to take a selfie made me insane! Appreciate the history,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the ruins of Tulum in January 2017. It was incredibly hot and we couldn't stay long due to the strong sun and heat. We headed straight for the small, busy beach and found great relief cooling off in the warm sea. The ruins are beautiful, very simple and stark, but the location beside the sea is just breathtaking.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This archeological site is one of the most beautiful ones Riviera Maya has. Our choice was to spend some days in Tulum at My Way Hotel where we could rest, enjoy and refresh our souls and bodies in the spectacular beach they have.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is stunning. You should really set a whole day for it as there is a gorgeous beach too, pack a picnic and off you go. I have to say it is not really wheelchair or buggy friendly. The ruins are fairly well preserved with good sign posts. You should go early tough due to (a) the heat, (b)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply amazing!! It is a must see attraction when visiting the riviera Maya. Below the ruins there is a lovely beach called Santa Fe so a whole day can be spent there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Mayans knew what they were doing when they built this town. The ruins themselves are not that impressive. However, the view from the ruins of the Caribbean sea and access to spectacular beach below are amazing !! I did not get to Chichen-Itza, but these ruins are so well located for visitors to see, that I would recommend to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No brainer that if you travel to Tulum you want to see this. Go early to avoid masses, and of course the heat. Bring a suit and dip in the water after easy decent.

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