Ruins of Tulum, Tulum

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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  • Seen its location not far from the tourist cities of Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum, but also because only site really next to the sea, the site is really touristy, there are groups formed from unions, lots of cafes and restaurants including Starbucks , there is a even a train that transports people from the car parks to the site... The lines at the registers are long, we already feel that the place is going to be very crowded... and we're not disappointed, there are slalom between clusters of tourists accompanied by guide... The site itself is also especially for sea view which makes it unique, so to do but still disappointing...
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  • Go - enjoy yourself. It is a special piece of history. Try to learn about the accent Mayan's before you go so you will appreciate it more.  more »
  • Very interesting for the entry in the Mayan culture. A guide is not necessary, but can also spot directly book.
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