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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

Hired a taxi for the day to take us to the ruins, cenotes and to an amazing restaurant for lobster ceviche. The ruins took us about an hour and a half to walk around and offer amazing ocean views and beautiful history. Definitely recommend visiting...More

Thank Krystie M
Reviewed yesterday

Good to see a bit of Mexican history!! Amazing Wild Life, loads of bearded dragons just chilling everywhere!!

Thank ClaireLamb
Reviewed yesterday

It's beautiful, but you kind of want to escape as soon as you arrive because it's terribly overcrowded with day trippers from Cancun. There is barely room to move at the ruins or on the beach. Would advise anyone to get there by 8am to...More

Thank MLinSF
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I would def suggest paying the extra for the shuttle bus to save yourself a long walk to the site from the entrance. It's huge! And the sun takes it out of you so make sure you're wearing sunblock & carrying water. The guide tried...More

Thank Brawh78
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you don’t fancy a few hours on a bus to Chichen Itza, Tulum is a lot closer to tourist areas on the East coast. Whilst it’s not as impressive as the wonder of the world, it still provides an insight into the amazing Mayan...More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very cool to see the ruins and read the stories. We did not hire a guide. The entry was 70 pesos per person and it is all walking. They had some fantastic views from the cliffs. Highly recommend wearing and/bringing bug spray.

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed yesterday

I must to visit take a small bus from your hotel don't forget to take swim wear and towel Fantastic Beaches for swimming

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The day we chose was pretty nasty, it was a gloomy cloudy day, but we made the best of it. We did not take a day trip, we had a rental car so we parked at the shopping center, and just walked to the entrance....More

Thank Vicki M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is beautiful. When we visited it was HOTTER THAN HOT!!! Bring water, bring an umbrella as there is very little shade. The archeological site is very well kept. We visited on our own ( took a cab from our hotel) The entry fee...More

Thank Izeewhy
Reviewed 2 days ago

I wish I had had the camera I do now when we went there in 2014. These ruins are well preserved and great to see. It was quite warm and sunny even in December. I cannot imagine what it must be like in the middle...More

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I agree with Bryan. I don't recall the number of pesos, but my brain calculated that is was equivalent to about $4 USD. Very much worth it! But keep in mind, the ticket windows near the entrance do not take credit cards or... More
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Response from Northern_traveller56 | Reviewed this property |
Entrance 1000 Peso per person (£4.50). We went by Collectivo (little white mini bus). Just stand at the other side of the road and flag one down. Same coming back. Just tell the driver Tulum Ruins and he will drop you there... More