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- 98%History Buffs
- 85%Local Culture
- 81%Adventure Travelers
- 76%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 75%Family Travelers
- 60%Spiritual Seekers
- 58%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (106)
- Tulum RuinsMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 10Mar 04, 2014
Get there early because there will inevitably be a line to get in. Walk through, look at the ruins and when you are all ruined out- walk down the stairs to the beach. It's heaven. An amazing view of the ruins while you wade in the water.
- Tulum RuinsMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 5Dec 16, 2012
This is a most inspirational Tour. The history and the people are just amazing. The walk up into the top of the pyramid was an experience to remember. The view of the Yucatan was breathtaking. I absolutely will do this again.
- Tulum RuinsAmbassadorMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 9Sep 22, 2013
My group came here with a tour group and the guides were well-informed about the history. The ruins are part of a walled Mayan city, one of the last to survive. The guide told us that "Tulum" really means "the city next to the mangroves," not "walled-city" as most guides/sources state. If you look at the ruins, you'll notice that the temples (they're NOT pyramids) are pretty small -- our guide said it was likely that the family who ruled the city were the only ones who lived there; the others likely just worked in the city. The city is located along a cliff, so the site offers really beautiful views of the ocean. There are steps that lead down to the beach, so if you have time, wear your swim suit and jump in the water!
It's a pretty interest cultural experience. Once you park, you have to pay to take the tram to the site (or you can walk). You'll notice some small shops in the area and folks dressed in cultural garb...you have to pay to take pictures with them...including the guy with the iguana.
- Tulum RuinsFeb 24, 2014
History on the beach...this is a beautiful example of a Mayan village and it has been painstakingly excavated. Take a tour to learn so much about this vibrant culture, and bring your beach clothes and towels for a visit to the beautiful beach.
- Tulum RuinsFeb 08, 2014
Possibly the most gorgeous ruins in the world. Learn about Mayan history while gazing at the bright turquoise Caribbean water. When you finish exploring the grounds--or get too hot--follow the steps down to the white-sand beach and go for a swim.
- Tulum RuinsMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Dec 11, 2013
The ruins of Tulum, while smaller and less spectacular than those at Chichen Itza, make up for their lack of size with their location. The complex is set on a cliff above the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Iguanas lounge on the walls. There are great beaches nearby. Truly amazing!
- Tulum RuinsOct 03, 2013
The Tulum ruins are the only ones set along the coast on an impressive 45 foot Cliffside facing the Caribbean. Even if you are not into history, Mayan culture, or architecture – these sea views are sure to leave you breathless. You can even visit the beach at Tulum for a swim in the turquoise waters.
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Aliases: Zona Arqueológica de Tulum, Mayan Ruins of Tulum