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Ruinas Mayas de Tulum, Tulum

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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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  • Great place to meet some of this indigenous population with your system of agriculture and religion. Take water to walk. If you don't want to spend, go by bus to the bus station of cancun, it's worth the adventure.
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  • Essential tour in Mexico. Lush landscapes, with Mayan ruins in the middle of a beach paradise, beautiful!
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  • We visited the Tulum ruins and had a wonderful experience. Rather than take a tour from the hotel we took a chance and went directly to the site ourselves. At the initial entrance to the park, we foun...  more »
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  • These ruins are spectacular not necessarily because of their grandeur but because of their locale. Situated on the cliffs by the blue sea are absolutely stunning. The beaches are perfect and some of the temples have intact paintings. I highly recommend coming here.
  • Beautiful old ruins. Lots of walking involved. Saw someone in a wheelchair there. Too many stairs to be wheelchair accessible. The agent should have notified them about this. Our tour was great. The beach was nice too. Lots of stairs to the beach and the ocean was quite rough that day.
  • My first visit to Mexico, we planed a day trip. It wasn't too far from our hotel in playa Del Carmen. There were 6 of us so we ended up working out a deal with a cab driver we found off the resort. We had a tour guide, he was great and spoke excellent English (can't remember his name). The ruins are really nice, the beach is also beautiful. Great way to spend a few hours.
  • Really interesting place to visit on a half day trip. The ruins are very cool, but not nearly as large as some of the other ruins in the region. We spent two hours there, which was plenty. Some of the guides are hard to understand and it's hard to hear in larger groups, so doing some reading about the history ahead of time would be beneficial. The beach there is absolutely beautiful. There are lots of small shops outside the ruins, so save some time for shopping. The shop employees are relentless with pestering you to buy from them, far worse than they are in town. Aside from being annoying, they're much easier to talk down in pricing though. Overall a really good half day excursion, but best if paired with another activity.
  • This HOTEL was magical. The food was amazing in both the "mostly vegan" restaurant and the seafood restaurant out on the beach. The staff was great and all the rooms were dreamy. My husband and I stayed in the "Ocean View" room and enjoyed the porch most of all. We thought it would be so much fun to go back with friends and stay in the tents. They offer bikes to borrow every day and we took advantage of this and they also had yoga every morning. Definitely bring your bug spray (though they did give us a bottle upon check in) and it would be wise to close your drains and doors at night so creatures don't come visit you ;)