Tulum Archaeological Site

Tulum Archaeological Site

Tulum Archaeological Site
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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Mike P
Knoxville, TN92 contributions
An Amazing SITE!
Sep 2021
what an amazing experience. These ruins are awesome! They are self guided and guided runs about 12 USD. Its an amazing site. Lots to see and walk around. I would recommend using the guides because they can tell you about the building and their use.
Written 15 September 2021
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Jerry E
Kansas City, MO106 contributions
Absolutely beautiful site
Oct 2020 • Couples
First this is definitely the most hot and humid ruin we visited on our trip. The views and iguanas made up for the humidity though. There are many smaller ruins on the property and many many iguanas everywhere 🦎🦎🦎. Once you walk around the outside to the gulf you get some of the most stunning views i have ever seen. Would definitely return.
Written 13 September 2021
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Josh Lua
2 contributions
Awesomee!
Aug 2021
Beautiful magical place, we were very surprised to know hows ancient mayans use to live in this beautiful place in front of the turquoise sea. Highly recommended!
Written 9 September 2021
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Urojahaji
Ashburn, VA298 contributions
Nice archeological attractions - READ for keeping safe from scammers !!
Sep 2021
The attraction entrance fee is 80 Pesos. Option to reach there after parking is by foot (15 Minutes walk) or take the train (a Truck with seats).
There are scammers when you get down from the car who will mention that
1. Only Mexican will get the 80 Pesos entrance fee. $40 for others (NOT TRUE)
2. It is a long walk and there are swampy area with mosquitos (not that bad)
3. Ticket line is about 2 hours wait
If you still want to buy the tickets from them, negotiate Max 8 dollars which gives you the tickets and Train ride ticket (2 wrist bands + ticket). Then separately ask for 40 dollars max for a tour guide. Although there are instructions but the guide offers more information.
The train ride is from in front of Starbucks.
Overall, be ready for hot and humid weather and bring bug repellant, sunscreens. The ocean view adds more beauty to the ruins. If you want to avoid the long ride from Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Riviera Maya to Chichinitza, then this is a good option !!
Written 8 September 2021
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Lauren Butterfield
Denver, CO531 contributions
Gorgeous
Sep 2021
We went here at 9:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning and had a lovely time! The grounds are so gorgeous with spectacular views and friendly staff. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes if you go!
Written 7 September 2021
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A R
18 contributions
Beautiful but beware
Sep 2021 • Couples
We visited this place in a rush on the last full day of our trip. The views are beautiful and the ruins are amazing. However, beware of the scammers in the area! When we approached the ticket office the sign said $50 for entry. We turned around thinking that’s crazy and tried to find a cheaper way in. We stopped by one of the park venders who said yes that is the price but offered us a bus ride and personal tour guide for $45 per person. We were so hot, tired and naive that we took the offer. After the 5 second bus ride the tour guide took us through the park and explained everything in extreme detail. While this was nice it wasn’t necessary. We just wanted to see it, take a few pictures and move on. Long story short we found out from another guest at our hotel later that night that it only cost him $5 for just a regular ticket. We were so angry that we were scammed by the locals to take the tour instead of just giving us the correct information. I understand they have a job to to but paying $45 instead of $5 was outrageous. The same goes for the numerous surrounding vendors in the area selling goods. We managed negotiate items for almost half of what they initially tried to charge us. Also my advice for visiting this place would be to go early, bring a hat and wear sunscreen!
Written 2 September 2021
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Ava F.
New York City, NY31 contributions
Incredibly Knowledgeable Tour Guides - DO HIRE
Aug 2021 • Friends
This was probably the most unplanned excursion, and ended up being one of the best ones ever. If you know your way around in Spanish, can communicate adequately and can figure some things out on your own, then I would highly recommend following what I’m writing out here instead of doing one of those Trip-Advisor pre-planned bundle yours. (No offense to those, there great if you need more guidance).
We got a taxi from the hotel which was around $250 pesos (12.5 USD) and we are staying in Aldea Zama in Tulum, and the staff was once again (as always in Mexico) amazing at directing us to all the best routes and packages. We toured the ruins and you have the option to hire one of the local guides that offer their services right at the entrance or throughout the park. It’s 20$ USD for the whole tour and it is WORTH IT. Not only do they need the work, they are also incredible my knowledgeable and friendly. You learn more in those 45 minutes than in any history books.
If you book a package at the front desk of the ruins, for $39 USD you have access to casa Tortuga which is 4 cenotes in one, and you are given transportation from the ruins to Casa Tortuga for only 35 pesos a person. The cab back to our hotel was $500 pesos.
In total you saved $70 and you hit all the spots you needed to.
Do something good, hire the local tour guides, employ loca taxis, and have a blast!
Written 31 August 2021
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carolzinhay
Washington DC, DC23 contributions
Great but need to be taken care of
Aug 2021 • Couples
Do not let the huge scam of tourism agency and groups rob you right from the get go. We arrived on site at 3:10 pm and the first set of “guides” told us the site was closed. I said “I saw at the website that it closed at 5 pm” and he replied that due to covid they actually closed at 3 pm. We didn’t listen to them and passed all the tourist “traps” lots of people selling you tours, and bs.. we kept walking 5 min and yo your left, there’s the entrance to the site. The ticket costs $5 per person and the site actually closed at 4:30 pm (August 2021). We entered the ruins and we toured for about 30/40 min. It’s beautiful but unfortunately not well taken care of (specially if you have been to Chichen Itza). On the way back, we took the truck that usually transports people back and forth and it costed $1 per person. It saved us from getting wet from the summer storms that usually lasts 10-15 min and then stops. I saw some couples with strollers and it’s def. not the place for it. Little kids looked miserable due to the heat and there was not many places you can sit to rest and no one sells water or anything like that inside the site. The fun kids for the kids must be all the iguanas on site, they are everywhere!
PS: we took the “locomotivas/vans” that’s their equivalente of public bus back and forth from our hotel Barcelo Maya and it costs $4 on the way there and $6 on the way back and it’s takes between 25/35 min each way (depending on the driver!).
Written 29 August 2021
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Spencer
13 contributions
Tulum is nice to visit, but hot
Jul 2021
Pay extra for the guided tour. You get to skip long lines and you get good information. It was well worth the extra money. Dan was a very informative and friendly tour guide.
Written 22 August 2021
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jpmfv@hotmail.com
Queretaro City, Mexico344 contributions
Beautiful sights
Apr 2021
This ruins are bueatiful, the view with the caribbean waters is just beautiful. The only thing I would recommend is to go there in not a such hot day or visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon, take a hat and plenty of water.
Written 18 August 2021
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Tulum Archaeological Site admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₹ 734.99, while a popular guided tour starts around ₹ 441.44 per person. See all 525 Tulum Archaeological Site tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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