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Address: Tulum, Mexico
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Who can really describe this unbelievable place? All I can say is bring water, wear a hat and make sure you really see every single ruin that has been discovered here! So much to... read more

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Who can really describe this unbelievable place? All I can say is bring water, wear a hat and make sure you really see every single ruin that has been discovered here! So much to learn and so much to experience! It is truly breathtaking!

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Went here as part of an excursion. Guide was very knowledgeable. Some parts are roped off to protect the ruins but you can get pretty close and get great pictures. It also overlooks the ocean so great vantage point for pictures. Can't climb these ruins.

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We went on this all day tour with a tour company named alltournative which included Tulum & Coba and the Maya Village because it was cheaper to doit this way. Our transporter was named Alejandro Serra. He did a wonderful job explaining the Mexican history to us of Tulum & spoke very good English. He was very helpful & caring... More 

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My wife and I walked the ruins without a guide. We enjoyed reading the signs and learning the history of the ruins. It was a simple 70 pesos each. Worth it for sure.

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I first visited the site in 1990. This time I notice many changes, mostly positive. The paths on the site have been greatly improved. In stark contrast to Chichen Itza no vendors are permitted inside the site. Also the are many plantings now to beautify it. The explanatory bilingual Spanish/English signage is well done and easy to read. This is... More 

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We hired a local guide who was very informative and made our visit to the ruins more meaningful than had we wandered through on our own.

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Breathtaking views once you get over the small climb, the ruins where incredibly intact, our tour guide was super knowledgeable. Do yourself a favor and take the trolly they offer, you may think in the beginning it's not that far but the sun really gets hot when you are touring the ruins and the beach...You'll be happy you took the... More 

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Fabulous... guide was very informative. Easy to walk around. Scenery unbelievable! The tour took about an hour.

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We had a lovely day out, the weather amazing, the ruins just historical and the views no disappointment. Must see when in Tulum but carry a hat and wear sunscreen

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There are no words to describe the beauty here. I suggest to arrive around 8:30 AM. If you arrive after 10:00 AM you will be bombarded with other tourists. If you want to take in all the beauty uninterrupted the earlier the better.

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