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Tulum Archaeological Site

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Maya Ruins of Tulum Skip-the-Line Admission
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Maya Ruins of Tulum Skip-the-Line Admission
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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...more
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Carretera Federal, Cancun - Chetumal Km 230, 307, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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All reviews beautiful ruins bring water tour guide the cliff small beach an umbrella caribbean sea playa del carmen mayan culture beautiful location early in the morning avoid the crowds worth the trip cool off own pace an excursion iguanas
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Reviewed yesterday

I had no idea the ruins are so extensive! When you see pictures, you usually only see the one on the cliff. But there are many buildings here to see and lots of iguanas! It was severely overcrowded the day were there which made it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Thought there would be more to it then rows of stones in a field. Very hot with minimal shade opportunities.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bruce C
Reviewed yesterday

Tulum ruins is a truly remarkable and atmospheric place. Get there early to avoid the worst of the crowds. We hadn't truly researched it before going and had not been warned about the touts in the car-park. They look really official and direct you to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank David B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed our visit here. We hired a tour guide. Helps to skip the line and also to learn much more about the site. The signs are good but not too plentiful. The beach wasn't nice for swimming the day we were there. Make...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LW202
Reviewed 2 days ago

Perfect location, nice to go there by bike, great photo oportunities, lots of iguanas, really nice little beach

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We parked at the side of the road and walked up, we didn’t see any designated parking which was a bit odd. There was a guide talking to some others but we just bought tickets and wandered around ourselves. There was not a huge amount...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank clared287
Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved our visit to the Tulum ruins. They are magically placed overlooking the gorgeous blue/green sea and it's very affordable. You can walk through the grounds in about 45 mins to an hour, or linger longer. A tour guide is not needed. Do not...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Michele R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was amazing to see the wonderful ruins and all of the iguanas. Beautiful beach there. They give you a short tour an then you go an look at the rest of the ruins on your own. There are only a couple of places to eat....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank boggs47
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Go early before all the tourists come. Take plenty of water and have a look at the main temples they’re fantastic.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dan B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sadly the town and the archaeological site have been over-run with tourists and are so commercialised now that visiting either of them is not a pleasure. But this is a personal view, some people might love the place, but for me it was over crowded,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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22 February 2019|
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Response from Weisbear | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know for sure, as we did not hire a guide ourselves, but at the entrance we’re several guides waiting, asking if they’d need a tour.. so I assume you can book a tour at the site.
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10 February 2019|
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Response from Jg0682 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it’s a very long day and not sure we’d do it again as there is no time to explore Cozumel. We were gone for 9 hours and only a couple of that was quality time. The rest was a ferry, walking through a mall with typical... More
4 February 2019|
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
We had no problem getting a (marked) cab from our hotel, the fee is reasonable, they take US$, once we were done with Tulum, he drove us to the Grand Cenote and waited for us (one hour) then returned us to the hotel. It was... More