Ruins of Tulum, Tulum

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Discover a coastal paradise and a pre-Columbian culture at Ruins of 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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Tulum vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Did tulum, with friends, on their own. We drove up there. parking was very expensive. actually I think we were wrong lol ... but it cost 280 pesos (I think) or 12 dollars (sure, pois so we had dollars at the time). We were at PdC and arrive in tulum was easy. You get a big parking lot, has a large store, and other various shops and a sign. The information kiosk, give you a little map on a4 paper and show you the route you can do, and you offer that can make a specific trip, and even with boat trip. But I didn't do any of those. From there you will take a walk to the ruins themselves. Or, you can pay and get a train q makes you her at the entrance. We walked really. Her at the entrance you buy the ticket, 70 pesos. They charge to enter with gopro. This in several parks and ruins. But we didn't know this and don't understand what the guy you input ratchet spoke, and we ended up going in and using the gopro without paying. Thank God no approached us tax, because that kind of lack's passive fine. At most, it's a ride nice, hot, take water and hat. Good photos yields this tour. De la went to cenote calavera, and worth going too the beaches of tulum, not to the ruins, but the other. We ended up not going to the beaches
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  • For those who like history and meet interesting places as beautiful ruins, well worth the ride. Easy access especially if you are staying in Tulum or Riviera Maya. However be prepared to walk and stand up to a lot of Sun and heat depending on the time of year.
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  • Arrived in Tulum you will find signs for the archaeological site and to surprise you discover that you are requested to park your car $12???!!! So it is better to park a little before and come to the site on foot where it only cost 70 pesos. After going through an array of stalls selling souvenirs you walk down an avenue towards the entrance of the complex. Nice overview and look at the various temples among which will be the usual iguana and also a snake on a tree. Some of the temples have as background the sea and those who want to can drop by for a swim.
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  • Tulum was really gorgeous! Me and my girlfriend really enjoyed the ruins there. Also the view is amazing! The beach is beautiful but we didn't go into the water as it was a little cold. Things that are important to take: sunscreen, water and a nice camera. We didn't get a tour guide. There was a lot of plates telling the history in both English and Spanish.
  • These beautiful Mayan Ruins have the Caribbean Sea as their backdrop which makes for a picturesque experience. Walking through the ruins is a bit like a maze with tons of iguanas and other cool wildlife. If you look around, you'll get to the beach where you can chill out, buy some coconuts for drinking, food or ever go snorkeling. I went snorkeling here and it wasn't the greatest as there just isn't much Sea life I saw. But seriously it's a wonderful experience and I loved my time in Tulum.
  • Lovely place to visit. Many beautiful ruins to look at and learn about. There is a shuttle bus from the entrance to the ruins but I recommend walking instead as the line for the shuttle can be long and it is sometimes faster to walk. There is also a beautiful spot to swim with a nice beach. Make sure to bring lots of sunscreen as there isn't much shade!
  • Was nice to see the ruins. Would have spent more time here but we were extremely hot, sweaty, and dehydrated. Got heat stroke and threw up in the hotel... all night. Bring lots of water with you if you go!! Beach was super gross, lots of seaweed, algae and garbage washed up onto shore. Was gross.
  • Super beautiful place. With or without the hoards of tourist that flock to it every single day rain or shine. There aren't many hidden gems of the place. But be sure to check out the temple of the wind or whatever it's called. That place seems a little more exposed and maybe the most beautiful place in the park. Also if you can get to the beach, check it out. Some days it's closed but when it's open it's worth going down that old stairwell.
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