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Ruins of Tulum
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Maya Ruins of Tulum Skip-the-Line Admission
Ranked #1 of 52 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 28 June 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide shared lots of local culture, history and jokes. We learned lots, saw lizards, and had ample opportunities for photos. There is a shopping area outside that has food, drinks, convenience items, souvenirs and more. Not somewhere I would spend a full day but glad I had the opportunity to visit.

Thank Sarah P
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Though i have only been to a handful of Mayan ruins. This was the best by far (i have not seen chichen itza yet). A full complex of buildings right on the coastline on a cliff face. It was truly awe inspiring well worth the money to go see it. Did this as a excursion through carnival cruise.

Thank Garrett G
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This is a must go ! Be prepared to walk a lot. Bring water ... it gets hot. You will be amazed in what they built so long ago.

Thank Mike v
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

A must see if you are in Tulum, make sure you bring sun cream and water on a hot day. You can access a great secluded beach whilst here to cool off. Cheap admission.

Thank Pope M
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited Tulum with a group of friends and family. We arrived in the mid-afternoon and took our time walking around the ruins. The landscape and temples are amazing. Everything is very scenic and worth the hot, humid weather. Make sure you bring plenty of cold water and make use of the shade to avoid feeling sick.

The benefit of going later in the day is you will miss the large groups of people that go first thing in the morning. You could visit first thing in the morning to try and beat the heat, or visit later in the day to avoid the crowds. It just depends on what you would like to avoid.

Thank Alex M
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