Parque Nacional Tulum

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Parque Nacional Tulum
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Matthew G
Tulum, Mexico72 contributions
Apr. 2022
Most (as in pretty much all) of the National Park beach has been built upon. If it is your first time back in a few years, you will not recognize it. It is still National Park, but nobody protected it from opportunistic developers. Maybe it will be reclaimed in the future? If you visit by car, be prepared to pay 200 pesos to park. Most of the beach is now covered in lounge chairs, but there is still some room for you to throw down a blanket and contemplate the "progress."
Written April 6, 2022
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,375 contributions
Feb. 2021 • Couples
Having seen countless of archeological sites on different continents, this one was as average as I've seen. Being on the beach is definitely a nice component, but the place is crawling with a ton of aggressive pushy vendors, who are relentless and annoying.
Written February 4, 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia12,348 contributions
Dec. 2020
Although Chichen Itza is far more famous and bigger, the Tulum dramatic position on the cliff edge above the turquoise sea is unbeatable.
The site is easy reachable from PDC in around an hour, and from Cancun in less than 2 hrs.
For detailed plan and tips on how to visit on your own, please read my review about the Tulum archeologic site.
The only downside is you cannot swim at the Mayan beach beneath the ruins, as it's closed due to Covid.
Written January 27, 2021
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BrechW
8 contributions
Jan. 2021
Go here during your time in Tulum, but make sure to get there early to avoid the mass crowds. I look forward to visiting this beautiful location again!
Written January 18, 2021
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Deb
Birmingham, AL191 contributions
Dec. 2020 • Family
This was a cool place, but watch out for scammers. When we arrived we were approached by a man who said he “wasn’t a guide, but just wanted to help.” He said because it was the week before Christmas it was the busiest time of the year and that the admission price is normally $9, but was $25 instead. He also stated that there was a 45 minute line to buy tickets, all in the hot Mexican sun. However, for the low, low price of $35US we could skip this horrendous line and go VIP with a guide, and also get a ride on the trolley. Seemed like BS to me, so I asked our hired driver for the day. He said it was a good deal. They only took cash, which I think is so no one could dispute with their credit card company. We indeed got to ride the trolley, but when we got to the entrance there was NO line, and tickets were only $80 Mexican (FOUR DOLLARS!). I feel sure they count on Americans not knowing the conversion rate. I was PISSED. It nearly ruined the day for me. The driver had to be in on it. Geez.

The ruins were fine, if you like that. The ocean front view was lovely. It got hot very quickly, and after that I was more interested in shade than Mayan anything. You don’t need a guide. There are signs in English posted everywhere, explaining all the buildings. And LOTS of iguanas. They were every 2-3’.

The best part to me was a little restaurant near the trolleys (right on the ring road they use) that had AMAZING frozen margaritas for cheap. They also had excellent nachos. All reasonably priced, and just the thing after melting in the sun at the ruins. That margarita will henceforth be the standard by which all margaritas in my life will be judged and found lacking. haha

They also had a demonstration of Mayan guys swinging upside down from a pole in the courtyard. We barely watched it because we were having lunch, but when they were through a guy came by aggressively asking for tips. When I handed him a $50 peso note, he looked disgusted and said, “That’s only $2 in American money!” I was like...so? How rude. I should have taken it back, but it wasn’t worth it.

All in all, if you like old rock buildings/history in a beautiful setting, this is a good place to go. Just watch out for scammers. And definitely try the margaritas!
Written December 20, 2020
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL2,863 contributions
Jan. 2020
Well worth the $12 but no need for a guide. Plenty of signage explaining the various structures and easy walking on the pathways around the site. It has been meticulously restored since our two prior visits in early 70's and 90"s. Don't rush--get to understand one of the amazing accomplishments of the Mayan culture.
Written December 16, 2020
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Davidrosenthal00
3 contributions
Oct. 2020
Nice but very crowded, make sure you arrive early so you can avoid the big tours. Make sure to bring water as it gets super hot
Written November 20, 2020
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Sam
3 contributions
Oct. 2020
This is one of the most beautiful archeological sites I have ever seen, the sea view and the breeze combined with he pyramids is just magic, if you are in Tulum is a must!
Written October 26, 2020
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Emily B
Tulum, Mexico22 contributions
Mar. 2020
My friend and I enjoy bike rides down the jungle path and a weekend picnic at the public beach. The ruins side is more tranquil and local than the more touristy beach hotel side, and the water is always so blue.
Written June 27, 2020
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Brady C.
New York City, NY9 contributions
Feb. 2020
My girlfriend and I rode our bikes along the jungle road and stopped at Pocna for sushi. We loved the Pocna Beach vibe but the best part was just riding along the jungle road through the national park.
Written June 27, 2020
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