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Ruins of Tulum
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Maya Ruins of Tulum Skip-the-Line Admission
Ranked #1 of 92 things to do in Tulum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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]
Reviewed 30 August 2014

No words can describe the emotion of meeting the blue ocean and the mayan history in one of the most beautiful scenarios in the world. This place is just amazing and a must in any Cancun visit. Close to Xel-Ha park it is easy to rent a car and see both sites in the same day. But pay attention to the closing hours, because the ticket box closes BEFORE the last hour.

Thank Comissoli
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Reviewed 30 August 2014

This is such a stunning site - the sea is bright blue and the ruins against that backdrop look incredible.
We took a bus from Playa del Carmen instead of a tour which was perfect as we could do it in our own time. Take your swimming stuff and cool down at the beach.

1  Thank AngelicJen
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Reviewed 30 August 2014

Hot, Hot, Hot. Be prepared the sun is brutal. There is a nice beach in the ruins. The water is crystal clear blue. The ruins are very interesting.
Make sure to try the fish tacos at the restaurant in the village.

Thank solohikr
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Reviewed 29 August 2014

Best place to visit.

Very hot, hard to get there, you have to walk from the Bus - to the entrance..
Bring water with you...

Entrance was 59 pesitos, bring towel and have your bath suites on, there is also a nice beach, where you can go for swimming. For hobby photographers, this is the place where you have to go...

2  Thank Simon G
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Reviewed 29 August 2014

We went to the Mayan ruins in Tulum and saw some of the most beautiful scenery in the area, The ruins sit on a cliff over looking the ocean, I believe this is the only Mayan agrological site that is actually on the ocean. Instead of paying $75.00 or $100.00 each for the tour we simply went to the hiway and took the collectivo ( a van that runs between Playa del Carmen and Tulum) to Tulum for 30 pesos each (about $2.75 usd) and walked from the hiway to the ruins probably 1/2 mile or so. Once at the ruins we hired a guide and toured the site. You don't have to hire a guide but I think you get a much better Idea of the importance of the site. The whole trip ended up costing us about $50.00 for 2 of us. I recommend going early in the day as it get quite warm, I think the site open at 9 am. Also if you choose to take the trip on your own you can take your swim gear with you and take advantage of a beautiful beach for as long as you like at no extra charge

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