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Address: Tulum, Mexico
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Tulum (Spanish pronunciation: [tu'lum], Yucatec: Tulu'um) is the site of a...

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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Amazing ruins, unforgettable view

If you are planing to go Tulum. The ruins are a must. If the day is nice you just HAVE to go. The ticket is about 70 pesos. It's a 45 min walk. Totally worth it. Keep in mind they... read more

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Tucumán, Tucuman, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are planing to go Tulum. The ruins are a must. If the day is nice you just HAVE to go. The ticket is about 70 pesos. It's a 45 min walk. Totally worth it. Keep in mind they charge 45 pesos if you carry a professional camera with you. Once you get to be beach you'll be amazed.

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Texarkana, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The location of the ruins is absolutely gorgeous, tall above rocky cliffs on the ocean. Unique among mayan sites. However, there are only a few small buildings. Not a whole lot of information provided, no museum. Very crowded and touristy. Restaurants and shops at the entrance, along with performers. Long walk in to the site. Also has an acessible beach... More 

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San Diego, California
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We went to Tulum on a rainy day, and I am certainly happy it rained when we arrived. First, there was almost no one there, so we had a fantastic time just meandering through the ruins at our own pace, no guide needed. The rain turned people away, so it was quiet and very spiritual, reading about it's history. Being... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took a cab from Akumal. Went in the middle of the day because that was the time we had available. We knew it would be crowded. It was annoying just in the beginning, but they worked through the ticket line quickly. The grounds are beautiful and the signs give good background. It was hot, even for a windy and overcast... More 

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We visited the mayan ruins in Tulum in august 2016 , it was hot humid and it started raining but it was soo worth it !! The beach there is beautiful !! The hotel we stayed at had an average beach and it was very rocky , howevero we visited the mayan ruins and spent half the day enjoying the... More 

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This was our only organized trip to Mayan ruins so I can't really compare to other similar sites like Chichen Itza, etc. We loved it! Grounds are well maintained and there's a beautiful beach at the bottom of the cliff. If you want to go for a swim plan on changing into your swimming suit in advance. They do have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If in Tulum or even just in Yucatan you must see Ruinas Mayas. Amazingly located, with the most beautiful view on the ocean (the color of the water is picturesque) and full of this incredible history is definetely worth a visit. Come as early as possible (cars have to stop about 200 meters before the entrance and not sure if... More 

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I am disappointed since both beaches were closed due to the high tide and (what is worse) both beaches were full of rubbish. They shouldn't charge full price if they can't keep the area clean. I suggest to visit ruins very early, before 8 AM.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went there with our cruise for one day and we totally wanted to see the famous ruins once ! We got a guided tour with a very funny and nice guide who explained everything we wanted to know about the ruins and also about the flora and fauna of this place ( we also got to see some exotic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have visited some other ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula. Though you can't climb on these ruins like you can the ruins in Coba, these ruins are BEAUTIFUL. We went in early January, the weather was very windy, overcast and sprinkled rain every now and then. And even though January is still considered a peak season, so lots of tour... More 

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