Tulum Archaeological Site, Tulum

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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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  • Abnora (Sky) with Mexicokantours in Tulum was our bicycle tour guide. She spoke excellent English and provided a visual booklet to assist with our understanding of the Mayan ruins and Tulum in... 
    Abnora (Sky) with Mexicokantours in Tulum was our bicycle tour guide. She spoke excellent English and provided a visual booklet to assist with our understanding of the Mayan ruins and Tulum in...  more »
  • The ruins is incredible to see In person. Admission is cheap. You can view each ruin at your own place. The stairs that lead to the beach in the ruins was closed off unfortunately. 
    The ruins is incredible to see In person. Admission is cheap. You can view each ruin at your own place. The stairs that lead to the beach in the ruins was closed off unfortunately.  more »
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  • 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.
  • As always Tulum is an energized Mayan marvel. The simple beauty overwhelms and leaves the mind wondering....how did they do it? The beach off to the east, adds a magnificent aspect of wind and smell. A massive reef couple hundred yards off coast that the Mayan cleared a passage for ships, continues to show the abundance of forethought. Ships would travel parallel to reef until they saw the 4 windows of the temple, those 4 windows indicated the channel in the reef for safe passage. If you enjoy seeing true history site. Its a must go

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