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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Autopista 307, Tulum, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited for 2 to 3 hours before heading to Azul Cenote on way back to our resort. You could spend half day or more if you want to go to the beach, do other activities like snorkeling. We took a guide who explained us...More

Thank Starisha
Reviewed yesterday

We were fortunate enough to have a tour guide who claimed to have Mayan heritage. This made for interesting backstory and insight into the history of this great culture. The ruins themselves were very fascinating and it is a real wonder that they have survived...More

Thank J G
Reviewed yesterday

Great site, get there early at 8AM or you will be attacked by hordes of zombie tourists from Cancun :)

Thank lgonzalez82mex
Reviewed yesterday

I always love being able to find culture in cities and this is definitely full of culture in Tulum. The Mayan ruins overlook the ocean and with many paths to take throughout the property its worth a trip!

Thank Leigha M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having been to Chichen Itza and Teotihuacan I found this very underwhelming. The beach was not great either as it was crowded and there was a lot of seaweed.

Thank Rosh145
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to see. Not the largest one but accessible, interesting, has a beautiful beach which is included in the 70 pesos fee. Highly recommend to take a guide it will allow you to break away from the lines and also really enjoy the true...More

Thank Shuri
Reviewed 2 days ago

First, these Mayan ruins have a great location, with a beautiful outlook on the Carribean. I was surprised at how "new" they were, constructed 500-650 years ago. But impressive nonetheless. It is an easy stroll around the site and the buildings are well signed and...More

Thank jetalcott
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went very early and it was definitely the best time to go. Wondered round without anyone else there. By the time we left the coaches started arriving so we had the best of it Some really interesting ruins and culture Don't miss it

Thank mintytravel
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was pretty hot when we went and there's hardly any shade anywhere. My whole tour and I'm sure other people just wanted to quickly go through the ruins and back to air conditioned cars. Bring sunscreen as you'll be out in the sun the...More

Thank Ryan T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful site with striking views. We found chichen itza more interesting but tulum is worth the visit. We did not go down to the beach from the site (lots of people were there however). We took a package in the parking lot for the boat...More

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15 August 2017|
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Response from Justine C | Reviewed this property |
You can pay at the gate when you arrive with no problems. We rode our bikes there. There are tour guides out the front that are extra and we normally get one as we think you get more out of your visit that way. There are... More
Emma D
11 August 2017|
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Response from Northern_traveller56 | Reviewed this property |
Entrance 1000 Peso per person (£4.50). We went by Collectivo (little white mini bus). Just stand at the other side of the road and flag one down. Same coming back. Just tell the driver Tulum Ruins and he will drop you there... More
Chuck F
31 July 2017|
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Response from Jason K | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I think you should contact one of the companies that does tours. I used Edventure tours and they were friendly. Just make sure you ask them if the ruins allow dogs- not just their tours. They are right next... More