Tulum Archaeological Site

Tulum Archaeological Site

Tulum Archaeological Site
4.5
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
About
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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DannyHQT
2 contributions
Jan 2022
Parking is a pain. Go to the end and park for 12$ at the public beach. The walk to the ruins in a good walk and then some. It should be a whole day travel rather than Tulum Ruins/ Xelha trip. If I had to do it again. I would skip Tulum trip and spend whole day at XelHa park.
Written 22 January 2022
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Ken C
Copenhagen Region, Denmark9 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Had some great hours at Tulum. Its such a beautiful site.
Go to the official tourist desks at the parking to get information and guidance. We did get the most fantastic service from Gloria Medina, so kind, honest and extremely helpful….she saved our day after a bad start of the day at the hotel…she was outstanding 🙏🏻
Written 22 January 2022
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inesble
2 contributions
Dec 2021
We took a taxi a short ride from our hotel on the beach, very easy to get there. Interesting and beautiful views of the ocean. We hired a tour guy at the gate, he was very insightful it was worth it. We got there around 11 am, the weather was beautiful middle of December.
Written 20 January 2022
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Guidetravelman
2 contributions
Jan 2022
We went to this beautiful archaelogical zone in Tulum that was just awesome and magical. The only thing is we went around 2 pm and was super crowded, so maybe if you go earlier will be better and also less sun. After that we went to a public beach named Santa Fe, which was nice, we found a tower climibing some rocks and the view was awesome. If you are around those places we totally recommend to visit them.
Written 20 January 2022
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Cheyenne
Unterseen, Switzerland15 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
A must see when in Tulum. This is one of the best archeological sites. It’s smaller than Chichen Itza but the view is breathtaking. Worth every minute. I recommend going as early as possible. We tried to enter at 8am when they actually open, but they opened at 8:30, this was quite unpleasant. Furthermore, there was only one cashier open, so the queue didn’t displve once inside, that was a bit of a pity. However, the site is really beautiful and worth the wait. The whole place got quite packed after 10am, but that’s when we roughly left. Plan about 1.5 hours to see everything. It’s wheelchair accessible.
Written 18 January 2022
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Andy L
2 contributions
Jan 2022
If you are going to Tulum this is a place that you must to visit. If you go after 11 am will be super crowded, don't forget to bring your mask, your santizer and mosquito repelent.
Written 13 January 2022
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mspattya0927
Largo, FL14 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
Place has all the trappings of disney land.
Avoid the scammers that will yell after you when you turn into the entrance to the parking lot!

All of the ruins are roped off, you must stay in a sidewalk to view. Beach is controlled by cartel as most beaches in the area are and were not accessible. They insist you must access the beach through a restaurant with beach chairs starting at 50.00 usd plus minimum restaurant consumption fee!
TOURIST TRAP!
Written 13 January 2022
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Randy B
3 contributions
Dec 2021
Go 30 minutes before it opens to avoid some crowds and the heat! We got there 30 minutes after open and it was crazy number of people. Beautiful sight, well maintained, and very interesting.
Written 11 January 2022
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meanderingmaori
Stockholm, Sweden134 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Nestled on top of the low cliffs above the Caribbean Sea in Tulum, this ancient Mayan complex of temples is stunning and awe inspiring.

It is only a few kilometres north-east of Tulum central, and is easily reached by car, motor scooter, bike or even walking (if you’re that way inclined).

There is a huge tourist complex with tourist shops, food, etc, about 400m from the ruin entrance.

Entry is 85 pesos per adult and it’s advisable to take small notes as they aren’t always happy to take anything over 100 peso notes or give change.

You’ll need a mask and they’ll take your temperature at the entrance, however you can take it off once you are in h the complex itself.

The site itself is amazing, with a number of structures, coconut trees, greenery and the white sand beaches and turquoise and azure waters below.

Watch out for the iquanas, not because they’re dangerous, just because the big ones can give you a fright when you notice them at the last second; they are grey and white and camouflage perfectly with the stone structures and pathways. They look a little scary to some people but they are only looking for food, sunbathing or watching for other iguanas so they can assert their territory.

The complex closed at 5pm, and we left by the rear exit; which leads down to a beautiful public beach about 10 minutes walk away.

This is a must see when you visit Tulum.
Written 8 January 2022
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jaa928
27 contributions
Jan 2022
The seaside setting distinguishes this as a can't miss site. This was a two hour walk from our hotel. Easy to find, and very affordable. The admission is less than $5 USD, but you can skip the line if you accept a guide for $10 including the admission. The site has some very interesting buildings, and you can look out at beautiful coastline. WARNING, as of at least January 07, 2022, the walkways down to the beach were closed due to pandemic. I didn't see that on the website or anywhere outside the park, so I was a bit surprised. We'd carried towels, etc with us. Pack sunscreen because shade is sparse.
Written 6 January 2022
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Tulum Archaeological Site is open:
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