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Tulum Archaeological Site, Tulum

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Discover a coastal paradise and a pre-Columbian culture at Tulum Archaeological Site, commanding the views over a pristine beach lapped by turquoise waters. On the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, these ruins mark the spot of a former walled city that served as an important port, one of the last built by the powerful Maya. The city thrived between the 13th and 15th centuries, managing to survive for several decades after the arrival of Spanish conquistadores. Abandoned after European diseases caused high fatalities among the Maya, the city's remains now serve as a major tourist attraction. Avoid the big tour groups and explore the site in relative peace by visiting early in the morning. Take the guesswork out of planning a Tulum vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • My partner and I are working remotely in Tulum, but are loving exploring the area on the weekends. We visited the archeological site on a Sunday. It was fairly busy but the area is so large that you.....  more
    My partner and I are working remotely in Tulum, but are loving exploring the area on the weekends. We visited the archeological site on a Sunday. It was fairly busy but the area is so large that you.....  more »
  • Nice site. Really easy to access with a collectivo. Buy your ticket there. Take a guide, it really makes a difference, and it’s only 200 pesos with the ticket included (85 pesos). Great story and... 
    Nice site. Really easy to access with a collectivo. Buy your ticket there. Take a guide, it really makes a difference, and it’s only 200 pesos with the ticket included (85 pesos). Great story and...  more »
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  • Very nice and spacious. Ruins are preserved quite well and the views of the water and beach below are stunning. There are a few nicely cut out viewpoints for the ultimate photos. Oh! And many awesome iguanas posing for your photos and walking around minding their business. Great way to spend part of your day. ( there’s also guides around if you want the true historical tour )
  • Absolutely Fabulous, definitely a gorgeous historical site. If you care about the history I'd recommend reading up on it before visiting. The guides are well educated but they each decide which buildings and stories/histories to highlight so the more you know in advance the better. Bring plenty of water and an umbrella if possible. It was scorching in the beginning of our August visit. Requires about 15 of walking to get there and the grounds are not that big but wear comfy shoes. We were there for about an hour. Strongly suggest going and seeing the overlook of the Beach. The ground is uneven but it's easy as long as you don't have mobility issues.

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