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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  • I feel lucky to have been able to visit the Mayan ruins right before COVID shut it down. It was as sacred and beautiful as I had hoped it would be - definitely wear sunscreen and pack light. The...  more »
  • We got to visit just before COVID shut everything down. Amazing to take in the history of the place and our guide was full of interesting anecdotes. We had never seen a ruin on the sea before so it...  more »
  • The place was AMAZING! I enjoyed every minute of our experience. I can't wait to come back again. The views were unbelievable.  more »

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