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Ruinas Mayas de Tulum, Tulum

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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Discover a coastal paradise and a pre-Columbian culture at Ruinas Mayas de Tulum, commanding the views over a pristine beach lapped by turquoise waters. On the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, these ruins mark the spot of a former walled city that served as an important port, one of the last built by the powerful Maya. The city thrived between the 13th and 15th centuries, managing to survive for several decades after the arrival of Spanish conquistadores. Abandoned after European diseases caused high fatalities among the Maya, the city's remains now serve as a major tourist attraction. Avoid the big tour groups and explore the site in relative peace by visiting early in the morning. Plan your Ruinas Mayas de Tulum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Tulum using our Tulum itinerary planner.
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  • If you have seen the ruins, Palenque, Uxmal, Chichen Itza, among others, are nothing special. Worth by location, pretty much, where they are inserted. If you haven't seen any of the More complex, you can visit these ruins. Get ready for the crowds on tour, a lot of people. I chose to go in the opening but, even so, the trips kept coming. The location where they are inserted, is really beautiful.
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  • Of all the ruins we went to on our trip, this was the worst. The ruins themselves are good, incredible location on a cliff by the beach and quite big with lots to explore. However, they are not partic...  read more »
  • Visit the only Mayan Ruins located on the beach (surprise). Yes bring your bathing suit a be prepared to dive into the best beach I've ever seen. I live in the Caribbean and have been to many beaches ...  read more »
  • Beautiful ruins on the beach! We paid 65 pesos each for access inside. Be aware that if you're driving in, you'll have to park at the edge of the park for 70 pesos and take a ten minute walk to the gate. A trolley comes around for 10 pesos per person if you prefer the ride. We opted to not take a guided tour. It was a quick visit for us since we only had 45 min until they closed but worth it so see the absolutely stunning beach and water below. There is beach access on the south side. This archeological gem shouldn't be missed!
  • It was a good experience. There's a great view with a nice beach area below for a quick dip, but we didn't get to enjoy it as our tour was running late. The ruins were not as big as we thought they'd be, but we learned a lot. Be sure to get a tour that includes transportation further into the park area that leads into the actual ruins or you'll have to walk a ways.
  • Tour or no? No. I mean if you want to sink your feet in the water and walk along the shoreline and take all the pictures you possibly can. Then again it depends which tour you sign up for. Our tour consisted of us freely taking pictures and roaming around for an hour, minus the 10 min walk back to the autobus. Other tour groups had umbrellas as if they were vampires looking for fresh blood. Lizards all around. Shade is all around for you to cover yourself for a few, recommended. Water is a must. I would say towel, but with that humidity and sun blazing once you get out of the water you'll dry off in few minutes. It's truly a great site to visit. Each site in The Riviera Maya has something special to them, so if you can't visit them all, then come back soon.
  • You only have to pay about 40 pesos for having access to the train which takes you close to the Tulum Ruins are. The walk may be a little exhausting under the Sun but the effort is really with it so you can make it to get to the great view of the stone buildings and the amazing view of the sea at the top of the hill. Considered to be one of the 7 best beaches in the World!!
  • Took the Colectivo from Playa Del Carmen and came here for the day! Really pretty and highly recommend visiting if you can. There is also a nice little beach behind the ruins.
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