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Mayan Beach, Tulum

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Combine historical exploration with seaside recreation at Mayan Beach, an area of sandy and rocky coastline that includes a set of Mayan ruins. On top of a rocky bluff, find the ruined walls of the old town, overlooking the beach and the Caribbean Sea. Head down the steps to get to the sand and the water, and relax under the watchful eye of the ancient town's fortifications. The rocky bluff, dotted with palms and shrubs, completes the picture-perfect scene. Use our Tulum trip planner to visit Mayan Beach on your trip to Tulum, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Definitely a very unique beach, as the Mayans ruins overlook the entire beach. It wasn't possible to go on it though due to the newest covid restrictions. 
    Definitely a very unique beach, as the Mayans ruins overlook the entire beach. It wasn't possible to go on it though due to the newest covid restrictions.  more »
  • Thanks to its fantastic position Tulum archeological site is one of the most visited and photographed ones. For more info on how to visit it, please read my detailed review about it. As I mentioned... 
    Thanks to its fantastic position Tulum archeological site is one of the most visited and photographed ones. For more info on how to visit it, please read my detailed review about it. As I mentioned...  more »
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  • Most disappointing part is the scam. The locals want to charge you $35 per person, claim they are from an “archaeological team” and they offer a “beautiful” boat ride that shows you “ruins” you cannot see. Do not fall for this! But the tickets inside the park for $5 and save yourself $30 per person. You can see everything from the main walking areas and you can see and access the beach just fine. Incredibly disappointed in the manipulation of locals.
  • Best ruins in Quintana ro. Don’t get scam with parking and tickets. Buy your ticket at the door there cheaper

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