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Ruins of Tulum

Carretera federal 307 Cancun - Chetumal Km 230, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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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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Carretera federal 307 Cancun - Chetumal Km 230, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

Amazing views from the top; gets very hot on a hot day. Rent a cycle for 200 pesos/day from the main entrance along the highway. DO NOT fall into trap of taking a snorkeling trip from the guys along the highway - it is cheap...More

Thank Ashu S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Recently visited with a group of friends. We decided to do the tour guide option that also took you on a boat ride to view the other ruins which aren't visable from land. After the boat tour, you get to snorkel in the shallow coral...More

Thank Aaron G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Recommend having a tour guide. The scenery is stunning although it can get very crowded. Bring some water since it can get very hot throughout the walk.

Thank Viktoria N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went there today because I had nothing better to do, I drove from Playa Del Carmen which was a very easy drive and very easy to get to. On Sundays Mexicans get into the ruins for free so there is a huge line at...More

Thank JimboBryan
Reviewed yesterday

The tulum ruins are an easy way to see the remains of a Mayan city. As with most ruins, most of the buildings are gone, there's no shade, and it's hard to understand the history without a guide, but it's a good introductory sight to...More

Thank Dalmatia87
Reviewed yesterday

In all honesty, the ruins at Tulum pale in comparison with other Mayan sites in the region, but they are still very beautiful and well worth a visit. The additional attraction is that you can walk them from the beach, and the backdrop of stone...More

Thank biz_e26
Reviewed yesterday

Unfortunately the day we went here on a tour bus, it was very hot...I being an amputee found it hard to see every building. Lots of walking

Thank Gail C
Reviewed yesterday

What is impressive about this place is the fact that you can combine a historical visit with going to the beach. Both are awesome: the ruins are old and offer a great view into the history of the Yucatan Peninsula and the beach is perfect...More

Thank AlinF868
Reviewed yesterday

The Tulum ruins sit right next to the ocean and offer an spectacular sight infront of the blue background. There are a few tourist groups but it is a lot more relaxed that Chichen Itza.

Thank AnniCatti
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The ruinas are nice but we came at 10 oclock and the place was already full of people. Maby if you come early is better :)

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20 November 2017|
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Response from Devan K | Reviewed this property |
There is an entrance fee (approx. 30 pesos per person I think) but we didn't pay any fee on top of that. We paid in cash with pesos (efectivo is the spanish word for 'cash'). I didn't see the train, but don't believe it... More
13 November 2017|
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Response from kramersmom03 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I saw, the stairs were the only way down to the beach.
25 October 2017|
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Response from Anwen62 | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are guides at the ruins to hire, not sure what LDS is ?! I booked my guide through the rep