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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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One of the best experiences I had in Tulum was going to the Ruins. The history of it is interesting, but the untouched beach is a sight to behold! My friend and I rode bikes up the beach road to get there. I liked that...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After lots of online research including TripAdvisor reviews, we decided to visit the ruins at 8am to beat the crowds. This was an excellent decision. We also wanted to avoid paying the 160 peso parking fee so we followed tips online and used the “unnamed...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dont go there if you dont have to. Lots of people and you dont get close to the ruins since you are not allowed to go in to them.

Thank Bellafesta
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We finally did a morning trip to Tulum ruins. We were unsure if our daughter would enjoy it but she loved it wanting to take pictures at every turn. The beach and the scenery is absolutely beautiful. The only downfall is how busy it is....More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tulum-- only one word explains it --Awesome The ruins looked beautiful- to be on the same ground as the people who built this place- gives you a great feeling, everyone should go at least once

Thank Ronald S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited Tulum as a part of combo tour. I recommend taking the tram from the parking lot, in an attempt not to overheat. Biodegradable insect repellent and sunscreen are great idea. So is a sunhat. The site isn't huge, but it is open to...More

Thank Princess279
Reviewed 2 days ago

We tacked on a quick guided tour of the ruins as part of some other excursions so we only had an hour or so to get a brief walking tour through the ruins. Truly, I would have liked to have spent more time and gone...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing view on coast line and waves. Better to take guide because stones itself dont tell interesting stories

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I wanted to arrive when the park opened so I got there at 7:45am. I was told the ticket booth was already open so I went to the window and paid 225 pesos for a ticket. I then realized the price should be only 70....More

1  Thank Fess S
Reviewed 2 days ago 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
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16 December 2017|
Response from JimboBryan | Reviewed this property |
I drove a rental car so I do not know what public transportation is available. and yes there is definitely a shopping market in fact you cannot get into the ruins without running the gauntlet of dozens of merchants wanting... More
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
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.