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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Virginia B
285 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
The Mayan ruins of Tulum are always a must see experience. Very hot in January and one must bring water with them as once in the ruins, there is no access to water. There is very little shade so be prepared for a hot day! Still, very worth the visit because the Mayan history is so incredible!

The beach was closed off during our January visit. Really a shame because it is just stunning and after walking through the ruins on a hot and humid day, there is nothing better than a dip in the water!

Do not miss this piece of Mayan culture and history!
Written 24 January 2023
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Sayer
Weybridge, UK917 contributions
Jan 2023
The ruins of Tulum as they are locally known as really worth a view. Best early in the morning as the sun rises in front of them. Be warned that there is a 700m walk to get to them from the close place that buses or taxis can drop you. There is good signage in Spanish and English so a guide is only required if you want a lot of detail. Last entry is at 4pm with strict adherence to having you off the site by 5pm.
Written 24 January 2023
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Kim C
London, Canada78 contributions
Jan 2023
My partner and I are working remotely in Tulum, but are loving exploring the area on the weekends. We visited the archeological site on a Sunday. It was fairly busy but the area is so large that you can veer away from the crowds. You can purchase your tickets directly at the site (tip: there was a huge line for tickets, but there is a kiosk just outside the ticketing desk where you can buy your tickets and they print right there - there was literally no one there so we walked right up, got our tickets and skipped the long line). We really enjoyed hiking around the ruins, which are right on the coast. Bring water because it does get very hot walking in the sun. Once you exit the ruins, you can walk along a path (maybe 15 mins or so) and arrive at a beautiful beach. We loved swimming in the ocean after working up a sweat from the walk. I highly recommend a visit!
Written 23 January 2023
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LouisPerenna
17 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Nice site.
Really easy to access with a collectivo.
Buy your ticket there.
Take a guide, it really makes a difference, and it’s only 200 pesos with the ticket included (85 pesos).
Great story and explanation from our guide.
Worh it.
Go in the morning, it’s hot after noon.
Written 19 January 2023
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mc75201
6 contributions
Dec 2022
The Tulum ruins were amazing and beautifully situated on the beach. A must-see and real highlight of the Tulum area. But go early! We arrived at 815am, walked the stretch to the ticket office to find a line that was not that long, and we were inside the site by 850am. Upon exiting 2 hours later the line was shockingly long!
Written 16 January 2023
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Cassie K
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States141 contributions
Jan 2023
The ruins themselves are really cool and that area is pretty big. We spent about an hour or a little more walking around and finding all the buildings. However, getting to the ruins is overwhelming. There is a parking lot for the ruins and for Misticka which is $150 pesos. The ruins were $90 pesos per person. There are guides there if you want a tour. They cost $200 pesos per person, which includes admission. The parking lot is full of tourist traps. There are people with monkeys and lemurs on chains wanting you to pay money to take a picture with them, lots of shops with overpriced things for sale, and a ton of people. I wish we could just go to the historical sites without being bombarded by people trying to sell you things.
Written 15 January 2023
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DrCDB
Chile441 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
First of all, if you are staying in the Tulum area this is a visit that you can do by yourself without the need of hiring a tour. In general in the Riviera Maya, there are lots of tour companies trying to sell you things that are not of the quality and characteristics of what they say so be aware and try to do as much as you can by yourself. You can take the “colectivos” around the city to get to this amazing site. It would take around 2 hours to walk around it. Amazing views of the sea!
Written 11 January 2023
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Ann R
Superior, CO3 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Massive crowds! We had a terrible guide Timothy who described the ruins in terms of Christianity, even saying the winter solstice was December 25. The baby portrayed on a frieze was baby Jesus. Halfway around he took off.

The crowds made it hard to walk and manage the steps, many of which had no railings.
Written 8 January 2023
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Marta
9 contributions
Jan 2023
The site is much less impressive than Chichen Itza but still worth visiting if you’re staying in Tulum.
Written 6 January 2023
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sharpshot201
London, UK39 contributions
Oct 2022
Amazing ruins on the beach.

We got a taxi from our hotel in Tulum to the ruins entrance, although as everyone says, Tulum taxis are incredibly expensive. We only had a morning to see the ruins before needing to get a bus to cancun to catch a flight, so it was the only option.

There's a longish walk to entrance, so ignore all the tour guides etc. as you go. You can get a truck/tram thing instead of walking if you want, although this costs money.

It's a very small site and gets very busy - big tour groups turn up from opening, so we only stayed for an hour or so to get the pictures we wanted and to see the lizards.

The stairs from the ruins to the Playa Ruinas were not open on our visit.

From the entrance to the site you can walk further down to the beach, although we heard that the sargassum sea weed was still very bad.

Entrance fee was 85 pesos and you had to pay in exact amounts for some reason.
Written 5 January 2023
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