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Tulum Ruins

Riviera Maya Mainland, Cancun, ROO 77500 Mexico
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    Yes, the ruins here are incredible. But honestly, what I ended up loving the most about our visit to the Yucatan Peninsula was the beach at Tulum. If you happen to take the tour (we didn't, just walked around on our own), be sure reserve some time to enjoy Tulum's beach. You won't regret it! The beach is serene and peaceful, and I left thinking that maybe that high-energy vortex talk is true.

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    Must visit, the ruins and the view are just amazing, at the end of the walk there is the most gorgeous beach to swim in!!

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    A gorgeous spot. This area of Mexico has developed rapidly since I first visited back in 1985. Despite the development, I still feel a sense of discovery when I set my eyes on Tulum. Amazing to have ruins so close to such beautiful water and the complex is quite small / manageable so you get a bit of history and culture without having to make a huge commitment or leave the beach behind.

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    Explore the ancient Mayan Ruins of Tulum. This is just a 25 minute taxi ride and an educational tourist attraction for the entire family.

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    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.

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    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.

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    The most wonderful archeological site in the mesoamerican region. Placed upon a cliff with beautiful view to the Caribbean.

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    Tulum Ruins is, without a doubt, a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind setting--Maya ruins set on dramatic cliffs that overlook the Caribbean Sea (and even a small beach that you can swim at on-site)--but the structures themselves do not begin to compare with the inland archaeological ruins, like nearby Coba, Chichen Itza, or Uxmal in terms of their grandeur. (The Tulum ruins, in fact, are pretty small in size and scope.) It also is the most visited archeological site in the Yucatan, which means it can get packed fast. If you go, go early to avoid the crowds (it opens at 8am). That way you'll get to enjoy wandering about the site, get that perfect photo opp, and even have a chance to swim on your own a bit.

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    I spent a week in Cancun a few years back and decided to take the short trek to Tulum. It was absolutely well worth it. Our guide was really entertaining and engaging to our group.

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    THIS IS A PERFECT PLACE TO VISIT FOR EVERY TRAVELER, BECAUSE IS AN AMAZING VIEW, FILLED WITH CULTURE, IS FOR FREE OR ALMOST FOR FREE, AND EACH ONE CAN GET A SPIRITUAL, MAGICAL, ADVENTUROUS, CULTURAL, HISTORICAL EXPERIENCE THAT THEY WANT.

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    Spectacular setting on the edge of a cliff. Guides are very knowledgeable. Fantastic site, although not one that you can explore the ruins closely, as they are all protected by barriers.

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    A must see if you are in Tulum. This is a great place to visit because of the archaeological value of the place and the beautiful beach.

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    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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    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.

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    If you're staying in the Riviera Maya, the Tulum Ruins are a must see. The site is a short drive from Cancun and Playa Del Carmen, so if you don't have time to take the long trek to Chichen Itza but still want to see Mayan ruins, then Tulum is a great alternative. While the ruins themselves aren't as impressive, the picturesque location on a bluff facing the Caribbean Sea is breathtaking. After exploring the ruins, you can head down to the beach and take a dip in the water. If you head here after rainfall, make sure you cover yourself in bug spray!

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    When in Cancún one must come visit Tulum. It is a magical place. Amazing mexican ruins near the beach. This place is amazing!!

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    Breathtakingly beautiful!
    They Mayan history is truly fascinating to learn about and the ruins are indeed inpressive. Plan to do a lot of walking. Wear your sunscreen and your bug spray. Don't miss looking at the AMAZING vistas of the caribbean...the most gorgeous water we have ever seen!

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This is one of the most visited Mayan ruins, attracting 2.5 million tourists a year. In the beautiful town of Tulum, the ruins are easy to visit. Walking distance from most of the hotels in the town, Tulum is an easy bus ride from Playa del Carmen or Cancun.

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Aliases: Zona Arqueológica de Tulum, Mayan Ruins of Tulum