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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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]
Reviewed 23 February 2012

The location couldn't be any more beautiful of a place to look at Mayan ruins. However, I find it disappointing that there is no signage at all for a person to do a tour themselves. You must hire a guide ($$) to get anything out of this site. It's still a nice place to visit but you'll see everything and be ready to leave in 45 minutes if you just pay admission and walk through. I wish there was a more affordable option of touring this site and getting something out of it.

Thank skeletonbreath
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

This walled in community on a cliff overlooking one of the top ten beaches in the world.. Such history and amazing structures to view here. Second time visiting this location and there will be a third visit in my future. Bring your swim trunks & towel for an amazing experience.. Riding the waves in to a no rock beach with some of the softest granular sand I have ever experienced. Many Iguana's protecting the Site.. AMAZING!!

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Reviewed 21 February 2012

This was such a cool attraction to see. Our tour guide Ariel was awesome! I loved to hear all the ancient stories and what happened to the town. Be sure to bring sun screen & a hat, we reapplied the sunscreen multiple times in the half day and so glad we did, you are mostly in open areas. We also enjoyed the shopping they had there and they had locals dressed up as Mayans, holding an iguana & monkey. It was all really neat! A must do!

Thank Mellerz
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

The Tulum ruins are all about the dramatic location on cliffs overlooking the beach. Easily hiked in flip-flops and you can swim there if you want. But, Tikal or Chichen Itza they are not.

1  Thank Racandee
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

the ruins were okay... there wasn't much but the beach was beautiful. i guess it was like we were paying to go to the beach. i think we only paid like $6 to get it because we got the "local" deal even though we're not locals haha. they gift shops or little markets around there were pretty expensive too. chichen itza's little markets were cheaper from the beginning i think and you could get it even cheaper if you haggle enough haha.

1  Thank F1shst1kz
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