Tulum Archaeological Site, Tulum

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Discover a coastal paradise and a pre-Columbian culture at Tulum Archaeological Site, 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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  • As you enter Tulum Informacion stops you to try to charge you $50 per person for entrance, tram to the site and a guide. DO NOT agree to this. The entrance fee is $4, can pay a small amount to ride... 
    As you enter Tulum Informacion stops you to try to charge you $50 per person for entrance, tram to the site and a guide. DO NOT agree to this. The entrance fee is $4, can pay a small amount to ride...  more »
  • The archaeological site is awesome ! the ruins and the history are great. This service was not though. Advertises that you just get to skip the line and walk in. Not the case. First off there... 
    The archaeological site is awesome ! the ruins and the history are great. This service was not though. Advertises that you just get to skip the line and walk in. Not the case. First off there...  more »
  • What an amazing place! I recommend to go early in the morning because there's nothing to cover from the sun and at noon it gets really hot. I atended with my husband and we joined a group to hire a... 
    What an amazing place! I recommend to go early in the morning because there's nothing to cover from the sun and at noon it gets really hot. I atended with my husband and we joined a group to hire a...  more »
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  • Stayed in Riviera Maya at an all-inclusive resort in 2007. Booked an excursion to this amazing site. It's well worth the trip and has amazing Mayan cultural history. Included was a stop at the beach for a swim in the beautiful clear waters of Tulum. Loved Riviera Maya. Purchased a lovely sterling coin necklace and matching bracelet for my mom. Great shopping near the resorts. Love Mexico!
  • These are some nice ruins. I went here on a tour bus and was satisfied with my experience. My tour bus parked at the tour bus parking, so I got off and walked to the entrance of the ruins. I waited in line for a bit before getting into the ruins. I walked around the ruins and the entire group of ruins. There were lots of ruins and a couple of completely preserved buildings, which were pretty cool. From the ruins, you could walk down to a beach by the ocean, but I didn’t do that. After I walked around the ruins, I left, satisfied with my experience. I gave these ruins five stars because they’re well preserved.
  • As always Tulum is an energized Mayan marvel. The simple beauty overwhelms and leaves the mind wondering....how did they do it? The beach off to the east, adds a magnificent aspect of wind and smell. A massive reef couple hundred yards off coast that the Mayan cleared a passage for ships, continues to show the abundance of forethought. Ships would travel parallel to reef until they saw the 4 windows of the temple, those 4 windows indicated the channel in the reef for safe passage. If you enjoy seeing true history site. Its a must go
  • This is a great site for a trip. It’s not as big and breathtaking as some of the other historical sites in Mexico but it certainly has charm. It has a beautiful beach part you can venture into and the scenery is lovely. We had a great tour and then went out to sea on a boat to swim with turtles and manta’s which was awesome. The only thing we would mention is the English of most staff was really basic so you’ll need Google Translate.
  • Absolutely Fabulous, definitely a gorgeous historical site. If you care about the history I'd recommend reading up on it before visiting. The guides are well educated but they each decide which buildings and stories/histories to highlight so the more you know in advance the better. Bring plenty of water and an umbrella if possible. It was scorching in the beginning of our August visit. Requires about 15 of walking to get there and the grounds are not that big but wear comfy shoes. We were there for about an hour. Strongly suggest going and seeing the overlook of the Beach. The ground is uneven but it's easy as long as you don't have mobility issues.

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