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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

Probably the most beautiful Maya ruins I've visited so far (apart from Palenque ;)). Plan about 1-2 hours for the visit, bring a beach towel + swimming suits, at least 1liter of water and your camera :) Downside are the 160$ of parking fee (it...More

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Reviewed yesterday

It was such an impressive experience to go there. But I would really recommend to go there as early a possible and take some water with you. It gets crowded pretty fast and this way you cannot really enjoy the beach and there are only...More

Thank Meikala
Reviewed 2 days ago

They are on top of a cliff overlooking the amazingly beautiful sea. You can't climb the ruins. Mexico has much better ruins than this.

Thank jcancun
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very good day out. We spent a few hours here and it was great! Very reasonable entry cost. The ruins are amazing to look at and read the history of! Highly recommend to anyone.

Thank jenna2407
Reviewed 2 days ago

Take your swim suit b/c the beach is the BEST part! If you decide to ride bikes beware its far and hot lol. I suggest a cab and have him wait for your bc there are not many available in the aread.

Thank stephking424
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had been to Tulum ruins about 7 years ago and really enjoyed the experience, so I this time brought my husband for his first time in Tulum. We rode bikes from downtown Tulum and it only took us about 15minutes to get to the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The only Mayan Ruins next to the sea. Extremely well excavated and preserved Ruins. Highly recommend hiring a guide to learn in detail about the Mayan culture.

Thank dhkirkpc
Reviewed 2 days ago

The ruins and the coastline/beach are beautiful and rather unique. Almost like Hawaii or a tropical Big Sur with ruins. We toured with Go Natural with a crazy cool guide named Snake. I'd recommend taking a tour with a guide or at least a skip...More

Thank EWPhoto
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was my first ever visit to mayan ruins so I was very excited 🙂 The Tulum ruins are absolutely amazing! Don't expect high pyramids tho. It's a big site with a lot of smaller buildings and ruins, plenty of sunbathing iguanas and stunning beach....More

Thank Jana S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Entrance is 70 pesos per person. I had to pay 100 pesos for parking near the main road, 10min walking distance to the entrance. I arrived a 12:30PM and the site was crowded, that being said I had to queue only 5min to get my...More

Thank Al Z
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21 November 2017|
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.
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