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Address: Tulum, Mexico
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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The ruins were quite fascinating and the grounds relatively large. The grounds were well maintained and there were many easy to follow paths. The ruins are on the edge of the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The ruins were quite fascinating and the grounds relatively large. The grounds were well maintained and there were many easy to follow paths. The ruins are on the edge of the ocean so the views are fantastic. There were lots of iguanas. The ruins were in good condition and many carvings could be made out. Before going to the ruins... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can not beat the view it is right on the ocean! I would recommend going here. It took us about 1.5 hours to see everything. They do not let you climb anything here so beware of that. There is a nice beach right on site. Overall it a fun expiernce about 2 hours of driving time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a difference from my first visit in 1998! At the time, the site was all but left nearly unmanaged... It was a barren waste with small ruins on it and an access to a beautiful beach. I remember it as hot, grey, and not so interesting ruins, besides the perfect beach. Well, they managed it perfectly, and especially knowing... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mayan ruins of an ancient city right on the coast. It's a beautiful area. There are clean bathrooms right at the entrance . Reasonable fee to enter the ruins, 65 pesos. There is a gift store just after the gate where you can purchase a map or a guidebook, plus other nice items. We were there on a Thursday in... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The half-day tour of the ruins was perfect. We were able to explore the entire site, get some great photos, shop at the stores and enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean from the cliff above.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We parked at Santa Fe Tulum beach and walked It only cost ~MXN65 to get in. Don't bother buying any of the "tours". The boat trip to see the ruins from the water was a waste. You can see it all in 1-2hrs from inside the park. Bring water...it gets warm and the breeze was limited.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tulum is very educational and beautiful. The water and the coral reef are amazing. It is crowded even at this time of year. The tour guides are nice and speak Spanglish. I have noticed at least at this time of year most of the tourist are Spanish speaking. With that said the tour guides cater instructions in Spanish first. Watch... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a nice site, right on the sea, some well preserved buildings and walls, but the ruins are much less striking than some other in the region

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great 1-2 hour walk through history. Well laid out paths through archeological dig sites. Wife enjoyed it as much as I did. If your adventuresome bring a swim suit there is a semi private beach on the back side. Very nice!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely to see the ruins, Go early in the morning as it gets very hot during the day it's nice to walk to from the edge of the park. the beach is stunning so take swimming gear with you.

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