Tulum Archaeological Site

Tulum Archaeological Site

Tulum Archaeological Site
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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 the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico.[1] Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. Old World diseases brought by the Spanish settlers appear to have resulted in very high fatalities, disrupting the society and eventually causing the city to be abandoned.[citation needed] One of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites, Tulum is today a popular site for tourists.[1]
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Vince W
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Mayan ruins Tulum
Jul 2021
A must see if you travel to Riviera Maya! Be prepared to walk a lot and sweat a lot but it is worth it! Read up on the Mayan culture before you go and it will give you a much more understanding of the place. Lots of Iguanas and monkeys.
Written 25 July 2021
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Awol W
Columbus, MS150 contributions
Objects will seem smaller than they appear in pictures
Jul 2021 • Couples
To start don’t get sucked into the 100 peso parking. There is a good walk down to the ruins but it’s shaded pretty well. The entrance into the ruins is cool. It’s all open so bring an umbrella for shade. We didn’t have a tour guide so we got to do our own thing. The ruins are small compared to others. The best part of the day was the fresh mango after from the vendors outside the exit. Looking out to the ocean you can see how much seaweed is covering the beach. The smell is bad. You can see past the banks and see the reef which is nice.
Written 24 July 2021
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Debra G
Atlanta, GA27 contributions
Take this trip with Easy Tours- Fantastic
Jul 2021
Our hotel booked us with Easy Tours and it was fantastic. We did a basic package which included Chichen Itza, 1 cenote and Vallalid as well. Our tour guide Mario was fantastic and made this a memorable trip for us. Chichen Itza is talked about a great deal and it is worth the visit, especially now that is is on the modern marvels of the world list. Special, the entire trip was special. The souvenirs around this area are also cheaper than your hotel areas, so take advantage of the prices here. If you are going to see it once, go see it, it is a marvel of astronomy and more. The Mayans were amazing people.
Written 22 July 2021
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MGVoyage
Bogota, Colombia5 contributions
Piece of art
Apr 2021 • Family
Amazing trip in this historic piece of art. The official touristic guides are well informed, kind and is really helpful to avoid long queues. Really nice experience
Written 21 July 2021
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Anabelle0319
Los Angeles, CA320 contributions
Great Archaeological site
Jul 2021
Came here on the first week of Juy. It was hot and humid. Very interesting place and was good to learn about this place.
Written 18 July 2021
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Bunmaster2014
Boca Raton, FL6 845 contributions
CLIFFSIDE MAYAN SITE
Jul 2021 • Solo
This site was never heavily populated. It's thought to have been mainly a religious or ceremonial place. Its heyday was from the 13th to the 15th century. Pre-Columbian people were here for over a millenium, including when the Spaniards arrived. About 70 years later, the indigenous people here were gone. A must-see if you're into Mesoamerican cultures, as I am.
Written 12 July 2021
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Valeria
31 contributions
Worth it!
Jul 2021 • Friends
We went to the Tulum Ruins after going to Chichén Itzá. It honestly was worth it. I heard we might be disappointed but we weren’t. It’s very different- it was a very cultural experience. We did it as part of a tour but I would recommend you take a taxi there on your own and hire a tour guide there. You’ll save yourself so much money.
Written 10 July 2021
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Michael U
Las Vegas, NV35 143 contributions
Impressive despite its commercializationn
Jun 2021
Before embarking on a tour of Zona Arqueológica de Tulum one must do some planning, because like many tourist attractions in Mexico the locals are more than happy to make a quick buck via predatory practices.

About 10 minutes in by foot from paid parking, 200 pesos and cash only, visitors are offered the opportunity to pay for a quick train ride - easily skipped and separate from admission despite what the salesperson will tell you.

Once past this, plus plenty of tourist stands, the 13th-century Mayan archaeological site inside Tulum National Park opens up with beautiful clifftop views, preserved ruins such as Templo de las Pinturas, plus plenty of jungle complete with wildlife.

Typically crowded, with tour guides available to those who wish to dig deeper, do bring sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes plus good tolerance for heat and humidity.
Written 29 June 2021
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greg r
Columbus, OH4 contributions
Tulum visit with family
Jun 2021
Bucket list site. Gets hot and crowded, go early skip the tours go on your own. Don't buy any stuff at market area bad deals and pressure sales tactics. You can get the same or better stuff in their super stores at Cancun Mall
Written 28 June 2021
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Willy G
7 contributions
A bit too commercialized
Jun 2021
Now to be fair, if I visited Tulum before Chichen Itza, I would likely have been more impressed. But since it happened the other way around, I can only call this a good place to see. Also a big thunderstorm hit us during the tour (follow by fearless mosquitos), which made the experience quiet uncomfortable. There are some interesting ancient buildings, and it's kind cool that Mayans thought of all of those ways to track calendar and forecast weathers, but the place isn't well maintained. From photos taken by other, I was expecting blue water under the sun next to buildings by the sea, instead I am smelling dirty seaweed in the ugly brownish water under a gray sky. Then there is an army of merchants all over the place hawking at the tourists, I understand that people need to make a living, but it's a bit too commercialized for my taste.
Written 27 June 2021
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Tulum Archaeological Site is open:
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