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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Stephen B
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Mayan Empire
Sep 2021 • Family
A spectacular family experience My children had fun, ate, played, and learned about the history of the ancient world.
Written 25 November 2021
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andycoldham
Crawley, UK806 contributions
Mixed Review
Nov 2021 • Couples
I went to Tulum as part of a tour and that was my first mistake, we had a guide who just would not stop talking and in the end we had about 45 mins free time for photos which was not enough to do the site and the shops, so tip one try to go there under your own steam, so you can spend as long as you like. The bad news is that you have to pass through numerous shops ( selling tourist tat) to get there as well as photographers with snakes monkeys, iguanas and parrots harassing visitors for photos. The public toilets were disgusting and in my opinion never monitored during the day. As for the ruins themselves they are quite impressive but visitors cannot get very near to them as they are all roped off so there is no chance to actually stand on the current sites, which is very disappointing. The site gets packed by lunchtime so tip 2 is go as early as possible or you will be lucky to get any photos at all. The beach area was also roped off on the day of our visit so the whole morning was a bit of a let down for us.
Written 24 November 2021
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gpcoug
4 contributions
Very Cool Place
Nov 2021
Awesome place to spend half a day or so and walk around and enjoy the ruins and beautiful scenery. Also, lots of massive iguanas around. Which was cool.
Written 20 November 2021
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FATH169
Pasadena, CA80 contributions
Very well preserved archeological site
Nov 2021
Great experience. Well worth it. Must see while it tulum. Make sure you have a guide for inside because a lot of info you need. Add snorkeling at the end to see the turtles. Fun time.
Written 20 November 2021
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AndyJ77
Bratislava, Slovakia288 contributions
The history by the sea
Nov 2021
Located directly by the sea is worth to visit. Unfortunately the access to the beach is closed due to covid. Anyway, there are several places to make amazing photos from.
You need approx. 2 hours plus time to check out souvenirs.
Written 16 November 2021
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Jon4fun
London, UK95 contributions
Splendidly site in idyllic location
Nov 2021
One can get a real sense of this site in relation to the trade routes that would have existed, and much is preserved to give a feel for life as it was.
Written 8 November 2021
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reganbat
Banff National Park, Canada23 contributions
Be prepared for the drive in…
Oct 2021 • Couples
The site in and of itself was impressive and beautiful. However… I was not prepared at all for the gong show driving in. From the second we turned onto the road leading to the ruins, people jumped out in front of our rental vehicle and were screaming at us. I was petrified. I thought we had driven past a checkstop and were breaking a law. We had multiple people come at us from all angles yelling at us STOP! STOP! STOP! ROLL YOUR WINDOW DOWN. Eventually we discovered this is only so they can convince you to park in their lot for $50 American per day. (And I’m told rob your vehicle blind including the rental vehicle tire!) keep driving to the end where you can park for $5/day. The ruins are beautiful and highly recommend checking out the tulum beaches on your way out. The locals know to just park on the road (alternate road) and avoid the tulum craziness.
At this point we had been in playa del Carmen for two weeks but was still unprepared for this. Honestly it ruined the tulum experience for us.
After spending several more weeks in Mexico (which I won’t review here) we learned two tourists were killed on the main avenue (mini Quinta) 3 days after we were there. Curiously while being in Mexico we heard NOTHING about this.
Make sure you have exact pesos for the admission. The ticket sales person was irritated by our presence and rude to us.
Written 7 November 2021
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Jordy K
4 contributions
well, it's there
Oct 2021
Worth to see because it's there. This is literally made after the collapse of Mayan civilization. Amazing view. But, it is what it is.
Written 6 November 2021
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Depplep
Lakeland, FL1,390 contributions
Beautiful site
Oct 2021
This has been on my list of must do's for a long time. Finally made it here. We did the half day tour as it was 6hrs and the full day 12hrs. 1 1/2hr ride from Riviera Maya. Tour guide was decent, we booked directly through Amstar. Picked us up from our hotel and dropped off as well. They offered water and some snacks for the drive down.
Wear good shoes and bring sunscreen, hat, water, anything to keep you as cool as possible. The site has a lot of embedded rocks and shells, pottery and whatnot, so non slip shoes are a must.
The site is impressive and the view from the ocean is unbeatable. Lots of history here. Wish we had more time to climb the pyramid. The park has many restaurants and shopping. Highly recommend.
Written 2 November 2021
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Sean O
Arvada, CO131 contributions
Tulum Ruins, a "must-see"
Oct 2021
Incredible archaeological site and I am so glad we went to see it. I believe the entry ticket is on the order of about $10 US which I think is well worth it if you are on a budget. We were there on a beautiful warm and sunny day.....not too hot in late October. I could see how this place could be VERY hot and maybe even unpleasant in mid-summer....mainly because there isn't much of an opportunity for shade.

For a more rich experience, I might suggest you find a good tour guide. We did and it made the experience so much better. We got to understand history, culture, art, language, geography, geology, etc.......many things that I am guessing we may not have learned on a self-guided tour. We happened to get a half-day tour through Cancun Adventures which was $75 US per person. That included round-trip transportation to and from our hotel, snacks and water, umbrella (sun shade!), and a super-knowledgeable and passionate tour guide. Highly recommended!

One minor bit of caution I would like to share. At the beginning and end of the tour, you are walked through a local market with a variety of stores just outside the main ruin park. I MADE A HUGE MISTAKE AND I WOULD HATE FOR OTHERS TO MAKE THE SAME ONE. I bought a very expensive bottle of tequila. First mistake is I think I probably got took on the price. Second, when I got to the Cancun airport to fly home, I had to throw it in the trash even though it was packaged and had never been opened. Here in the USA, if I bought a bottle of wine say in California wine country, I would be allowed to carry that on an airplane without issue. My suggestion would be try tequila and find one you like......then see if you can find it in Duty-Free at the airport on the OTHER SIDE of airport security.
Written 1 November 2021
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Tulum Archaeological Site is open:
  • Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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