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Address: Tulum, Mexico
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Tulum (Spanish pronunciation: [tu'lum], Yucatec: Tulu'um) is the site of a...

Tulum (Spanish pronunciation: [tu'lum], Yucatec: Tulu'um) is the site of a Pre-Columbian Maya walled city serving as a major port for Coba.[1] The ruins are situated on 12-meter (39 ft) tall cliffs, along the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico.[1] Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. Old World diseases brought by the Spanish settlers appear to have resulted in very high fatalities, disrupting the society and eventually causing the city to be abandoned.[citation needed] One of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites, Tulum is today a popular site for tourists.[1]

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If in Tulum or even just in Yucatan you must see Ruinas Mayas. Amazingly located, with the most beautiful view on the ocean (the color of the water is picturesque) and full of... read more

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If in Tulum or even just in Yucatan you must see Ruinas Mayas. Amazingly located, with the most beautiful view on the ocean (the color of the water is picturesque) and full of this incredible history is definetely worth a visit. Come as early as possible (cars have to stop about 200 meters before the entrance and not sure if... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I am disappointed since both beaches were closed due to the high tide and (what is worse) both beaches were full of rubbish. They shouldn't charge full price if they can't keep the area clean. I suggest to visit ruins very early, before 8 AM.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went there with our cruise for one day and we totally wanted to see the famous ruins once ! We got a guided tour with a very funny and nice guide who explained everything we wanted to know about the ruins and also about the flora and fauna of this place ( we also got to see some exotic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have visited some other ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula. Though you can't climb on these ruins like you can the ruins in Coba, these ruins are BEAUTIFUL. We went in early January, the weather was very windy, overcast and sprinkled rain every now and then. And even though January is still considered a peak season, so lots of tour... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

During my wonderful trip to Mexico my family and I went to see the ruins. We chose to go early in the morning to avoid the heat and the crowd. It's true what they say about going early. Although it was somewhat crowded the heat and limited shade was the real difficulty. The ruins themselves were amazing and we had... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were staying at a resort in the Cancun area and decided to take a half-day tour to the Mayan ruins, known as Tulum (incorrectly named by the way, as our guide of Mayan ancestry told us). We were told Tulum is a "must see". Don't believe it. Very touristy and crowded, everyone trying to sell you something. The ruins... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A lot of intact Mayan structures right on the cliff with a beautiful view of the ocean! A lot of room to walk around and explore.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Get a private tour guide at the entrance..ask for Julio Villalobos he's a sweetheart and he tells u the story with passion. Tell him if u do meet him thru this review that the girls from chile and dubai that came to the ruins in January say hi!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great experience. I would recommend this if you have kids that are a bit older, so they can get more out of it. My 8 yr old liked it, but the younger ones just didn't understand. I found it fascinating and our guide Eric was great!!1 I wish that we had more time to walk around ourselves to view the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting place but very commercialised and too many people for my liking. I think there are a bunch of cruise ships in town today so may be a bit quieter on other days.

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