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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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  • Tulum Archaeological Site is unique Mayan site sitting right on the Caribbean, a rarity for Mayan ruins. The site is easily accessible and can easily be seen in 90 minutes (60 if you are in a... 
    Tulum Archaeological Site is unique Mayan site sitting right on the Caribbean, a rarity for Mayan ruins. The site is easily accessible and can easily be seen in 90 minutes (60 if you are in a...  more »
  • Lots of Shopping opportunities before you get to the entry of the site, make sure you hire one of the guides to show you around, bring pesos for park entry fee. Not a lot of shade , and its hot, so....  more
    Lots of Shopping opportunities before you get to the entry of the site, make sure you hire one of the guides to show you around, bring pesos for park entry fee. Not a lot of shade , and its hot, so....  more »
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  • 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.
  • โœจBe prepared to be amazed and walk a lot ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธI end up my day with 18k steps. To get the tickets ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ you can buy them at the entrance for 85 pesos, there is also an option with a guide tour for 200 ๐Ÿ’ธ(I suggest that one - you avoid the long line). Purchase the water in the bookstore before to get in ๐Ÿ’งyou will need it. All the info โ„น๏ธ an map ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ can be found in the QR at the entrance. ๐ŸŒ‚ Take a umbrella with you if possible to protect yourself from the sun โ˜€๏ธ. The ruins are next to the beach ๐Ÿ–๏ธ so the view is amazing. ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธNear by you can access the Santa Fe Tulum beach ๐ŸŒŠ I got there walking from the ruins. Hope you find this useful โค๏ธ

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