Tulum Archaeological Site, Tulum

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've visited many archaeological sites, ruins, churches, and other historic places around the world. I've visited several of these all over Mexico and Latin America. I was totally impressed with place...  more »
  • This wasn’t a planned tour but I’m glad we did because the place is beautiful and have lots of history obviously. The earlier you get there the better because once 10 am strikes, tons of tourists arri...  more »
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