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Ruins of Tulum
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Maya Ruins of Tulum Skip-the-Line Admission
Ranked #1 of 94 things to do in Tulum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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]
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is the most amazing place I have ever been to. The waters are crystal clear and AMAZING...I really have no words to describe it. But if you want to go somewhere to remind you that this planet is beautiful and worth our care, THIS IS IT. If I could I would live here. Make sure you can spend the day here and just take it in, it is worth the heat and the walk. #1 on my list.

Thank Magimago
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Our tour was about 2.5 hours in Tulum; we waited about 10-15 minutes for the "tram". After our tour, and "1/2 hour" of free time, we felt we would have liked more time to explore and then shop. It was beautiful, a bit busy, of course. We were 4 adults (1 somewhat uninterested in history) and 2 18-yr olds. Even the 18 year olds said they would have liked a little more time. (This was a combo tour of Tulum and Xel-Ha, which we also enjoyed, but Tulum was the favorite.) Our guides/bus drivers, etc., were from the Xcaret company - and they were ALL amazing!!! Bring water and a hat. (Our guides provided water, but I don't know if all do).

Thank CathyDory
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

It's an impressive Mayan place, it's an energetic and magnetic place where you can practice yoga if you want. I recommend it because if you're in Tulum and you don't go there it's like you're not come . Go there and enjoy the view

Thank Gabriela A
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

If you allow it, this walled Mayan city by the shores of the sapphire blue waters of the Caribbean can transport you and your imagination back in time.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The licensed guides are legit! They have a booth near the tram stop across from the Starbucks. Three of us paid a total of $900 pesos (less than $50 USD) for admission (without the tram—you don’t need it—it’s a short walk and the tram line is super long) and a PRIVATE licensed guide. The best part was that we got to skip past a huge line of people (we happened to visit on the one day during the year that residents are permitted free entry). Jesus spoke English very well and gave us a great tour for a little over an hour. He answered all of our questions and also provided local recommendations. After the tour, we were able to continue to explore the site in your own. We loved it, but we wouldn’t have enjoyed it nearly as much without a guide. As others mention, bring water and wear sunscreen.

Thank LovesToTravel31
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