Tulum Archaeological Site, Tulum

#1 of 671 in Historic Sites in Mexico
Must see · Ruin · Tourist Spot
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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  • First this is definitely the most hot and humid ruin we visited on our trip. The views and iguanas made up for the humidity though. There are many smaller ruins on the property and many many iguanas.....  more »
  • Beautiful magical place, we were very surprised to know hows ancient mayans use to live in this beautiful place in front of the turquoise sea. Highly recommended!  more »
  • These are some nice ruins. I went here on a tour bus and was satisfied with my experience. My tour bus parked at the tour bus parking, so I got off and walked to the entrance of the ruins. I waited in line for a bit before getting into the ruins. I walked around the ruins and the entire group of ruins. There were lots of ruins and a couple of completely preserved buildings, which were pretty cool. From the ruins, you could walk down to a beach by the ocean, but I didn’t do that. After I walked around the ruins, I left, satisfied with my experience. I gave these ruins five stars because they’re well preserved.
  • Great Tour of Tulum a great site for families to learn about the mayan culture. Our tour Guide Jesus was very knowledgeable about Tulum and the Mayan Culture. He made the tour very interesting not only for us but for our kids (5 and 11 year old). Even my 5 year old was interested in what he was saying and asked questions.. If you do go to Tulum I highly recommend a guide and you get the history and meaning of what you are seeing. Bring lots of water, sunscreen and hats as there is little shade on the tour. Great experience, I recommend to to anyone.

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