We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Calle dos de Abril 2, Santa Maria del Tule 68297, Mexico
Description:

This large cypress tree is said to be over 2,000 years old.

Book In Advance
More Info
US$32.99*
and up
Mitla and Santa Maria del Tule Sightseeing Tour from Oaxaca
More Info
US$46.99*
and up
Day Trip to Mitla, Tule, Matlatan and the Teotitlan Valley from Oaxaca
More Info
US$50.00*
and up
El Tule Teotitlan Village and Mitla Ruins Tour from Oaxaca

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 584 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 119
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Fascinating tree

The tree is monstrous. There isn't anything to see besides the mongo tree. The town owns it and charges 10 pesos to get inside. It was worth looking at and walking around, but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
ruth w
,
Denver, Colorado
Add Photo Write a Review

584 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 264: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'll pay a handful of pesos to gain access to the church gardens where two of these massive Montezuma Cypress grow. The one in the front is utterly massive - wider than it is tall it's 2000 years old and one of the widest trees in the world. There's not much else here as far as attractions are concerned but... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ben Y
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level Contributor
346 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I've seen some pretty big trees and this rates near the top for its shear mass. It's fenced so you can only touch a few branches that hang over. Not nearly as tall as a Sequoia but has a multi columnar trunk 14 meters (44 feet) in diameter. Worth a brief stop if you're anywhere nearby.

Helpful?
Thank ggold113
Retford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

So this is just a tree, but the scale of it makes it worth the drive from Oaxaca. It's 2000years old and absolutely massive. It's 10 pesos to go in and the back of your ticket has facts about the tree. The town itself is also nice to walk around, with some food choices close by.

Helpful?
Thank Rinny_McPhee
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The tree is monstrous. There isn't anything to see besides the mongo tree. The town owns it and charges 10 pesos to get inside. It was worth looking at and walking around, but after 20 minutes, we were done.

Helpful?
Thank ruth w
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
27 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Not much to do here, but a place to take pictures. This was part of a tour I was on, but wasn't the most interesting destination by any means.

Helpful?
Thank anarquista_cg
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Tule tree is in a small town, it's an old you huge tree in a square, next to the church, 30 years ago you could touch it, it's not possible now, but you can take awesome pictures.

Helpful?
Thank Gaby C
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Kind of boring. The market in Tule was cool. It was a very large tree, but more because it's wide than because it's tall.

Helpful?
Thank sarahcaley647
Fall City, Washington
Level Contributor
106 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I visited the Tule Tree with a local guide who recommended stopping at this magnificent old tree. The fee to enter the reserved space around the tree is extremely modest to get a bird's eye view of its massive trunk, limbs and canopy. I was approached by a small boy speaking Spanish (of course) who my guide said offered to... More 

Helpful?
Thank memse
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful big tree. The tree of life. Big trunk and natural animal figures on the tree. Local kids can be your guide and tell the story of each figure.

Helpful?
Thank Jessica S
Mexico City, Mexico
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

It takes a few minutes to read all the signs with the story about the tree. It is worth the walk around the tree and chapel. Behind you can find restaurants and gift shops with great deals. Nice stop for lunch.

Helpful?
Thank KarlaStegui

Travellers who viewed Tule Tree also viewed

San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Oaxaca
 

Been to Tule Tree? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Tule Tree and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Tule Tree staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?