Zona Arqueológica de Tulum

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  • julian v.
    "The ruins are awesome, there is a beach where you can..."(14 Tips)
    "Amazing Mayan city well restored."(5 Tips)
    Javier A.
    "Just go straight and pay 20 pesos and the bus will take you there."(7 Tips)
    Klara L.
    "Bring your swimsuit to swim like a Mayan looking at the temple."(5 Tips)
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  • Tulum Living M.
    Tulum Living MxAugust 21, 2012
    Get there early. There is little to no shade and it can get very hot. The buses from Cancun and the cruise ships arrive around 10 or 11 and it begins to get crowded so getting their early is best!
  • Srikanth K.
    Srikanth KannanDecember 24, 2015
    If you don't know much about this place, do a walking tour with a local guide. It costed about 780 pesos for 2 and it was well worth it. It included the entrance fee and fast-track entry.
  • AyiKwei P.
    AyiKwei PerryJanuary 4
    The view of the Caribbean Sea is awesome here from the cliff. I wouldn't pay for the guides as there are interpretive signs. Also, I would take public transportation to get there as it saves money.
  • Charles B.
    Charles BDecember 30, 2012
    worth the trip to see ruins in a setting like this. grab some bikes and head down the main road from town. make sure to get there as close to when it opens at 8 or don't go, the crowds get nuts at 9
  • Geraldine
    GeraldineNovember 7, 2014
    To avoid the group come early with water, swimsuit, sunblock and enjoy the view. Most of the buildings have explanation on them but it is very superficial. After the visit go to playa pescadores
  • Bogdan
    BogdanFebruary 8, 2015
    You can go directly from the ruins to a nice beach. It is pretty crowded though. There are a lot of iguanas. You can take a really close picture as they are not scared of people
  • Joe D.
    Joe DominguezMarch 22, 2012
    Open from 8 am to 5 pm daily, parking us$2.50 entrance us$4.25.Tulum is one of Mexico’s most scenic archaeological sites, built atop a 40-foot cliff rising abruptly from turquoise Caribbean waters.
  • John Freddy V.
    Excellent IMAX theater. And the luxurious shops are top-notch. My ex girlfriend became a pilot studying here. Don't miss the French patisserie.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureSeptember 14, 2012
    Take in the carefully restored relics of a civilization that thrived in the 13th–15th centuries. The reconstructed temples are jaw-dropping—even from the distance imposed by the ropes that guard them.
  • Farina S.
    Farina SadeghiFebruary 9, 2015
    You neeed to go here. The ruins are amazing, the beach is stunning, and the cenotes are unlike anything else. If you’re lucky like me, you might get engaged on the cliffs :)
  • Anna R.
    Anna RApril 23, 2015
    A must see when on the Yucatan.... great temples and get a sense how the Mayan lived. Bring a swimsuit to swim down on Paradise Beach
  • Klara L.
    Klara LichtMay 26, 2013
    Stunning place with ruins right by the sea. Bring your swimsuit to swim like a Mayan looking at the temple. Also, there are many leguans who think you cannot see them. Let them believe that.
  • Anna-Kim P.
    Get there at 8 am to avoid the crowd…its magic when there isn't so many people around… You will see lots of Iguanas :) 57 pesos la entrada (like all Mexico's Zonas arqueológicas managed by INHA)
  • Danny N.
    Danny NathanDecember 20, 2014
    Well worth a wander but when people say "get there early" they mean EARLY. By 10am the place was packed with tour busses. Really took away from the enjoyment. It's small too.
  • Javier A.
    Javier Almeida JrJune 2, 2014
    Great place to visit, don't pay attention to anyone but the official information booth. Everyone tyres to sell you something. Just go straight and pay 20 pesos and the bus will take you there.
  • Charlie P.
    Charlie PinkerOctober 6, 2014
    We went early October at midday and it wasn't that busy. Not a huge site and you can't walk on the ruins, but worth a visit. There's a shuttle to take you to/from site (15 min walk)
  • julian v.
    julian vzm1 week ago
    The ruins are awesome, there is a beach where you can swim, also you can see iguanas, coatis and a lot of birds.
  • Mario Y.
    Mario YáñezNovember 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    DON'T buy the ticket for the snorkeling in playa paraíso (paradise beach) in here, they are only the middleman and take a great commission, instead go to the beach and buy the tour right in the boat.
  • Bjarke K.
    Bjarke KongstadDecember 2, 2014
    Bring water. It gets surprisingly hot for a place this close to the ocean. Also be prepared to wait a while for the damn iguanas to move so you can videotape them being interesting...
  • Srikanth K.
    Srikanth KannanDecember 24, 2015
    Entrance fee costs ~ $4 USD per person. Do a walking tour for about $400 pesos or $25 USD ( includes entrance fee + fast-track + shuttle). Walking tours do not accept cards. Pay in pesos to save.
  • Irina
    IrinaAugust 14, 2014
    The beach below is picture perfect. The water is amazing. The ruins are meticulously preserved. The setting is fantastical. ¡Bravo, Mexico, bravo! Exceptionally well done!
  • Karen A.
    Karen A.December 16, 2013
    57 pesos entrance. Drive in towards the hotel zone and bypass the main parking area and entrance if possible. The exit brings you close to this entrance!
  • Yanira R.
    Bring your swimsuit and a towel because after exploring the ruins you can head down the stairs to a beautiful beach.
  • Vipul P.
    Vipul PatelOctober 5, 2012
    Get there as early as possible and head straight through the ruins to the beach. Amazing before it gets crowded.
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan CollinsAugust 23, 2014
    Don't go to Riviera Maya and skip Tulum. It's worth the hot sun, the tourists, and the drive from Cancun.
  • GregWasThere
    GregWasThereJanuary 2, 2015
    Amazing place. You can walk 10 mins from the entrance and avoid the train
  • António
    AntónioFebruary 21, 2013
    Amazing Mayan city well restored. Don't miss a swing at the beautiful beach to the left of the "Castillo"
  • naveen
    naveenJuly 12, 2012
    make sure to find your way down the cliff to the beach; you'll need a jump in the water after a hot walk around the ruins
  • Trinity D.
    Trinity DevineNovember 9, 2013
    A little known area of Mayan ruins that should be visited by all archeology fanatics & the like!
  • Andreas N.
    Andreas NellasDecember 20, 2015
    Vey well maintained park. Great view of the ocean. The beach is not as good as in front of the Tulum hotels.
  • Juan C.
    Juan Cancelado RodríguezSeptember 18, 2014
    Don't let the guys from the touristic agencies rip you off with all the "additional" crap they are selling. Just buy your entrance to the place which is about 55 pesos. You don't need to hire a guide
  • Viajes C.
    Viajes ConcienciaOctober 12, 2011
    For the best moment for pictures, come early in the morning or late in the day. They are open from 8:am to 5:pm
  • Jessica Z.
    Jessica ZMarch 8, 2014
    Go at 8am! No buses means no giant groups of tourists means a beach & ruins tour all to yourself!
  • Lester R. O.
    Lester R. OjedaSeptember 23, 2013
    Forget the hotel tours and waterpark nonsense, take an ADO bus here (US$20 round trip from Cancun) and pay general admission (US$5,7). Must see.
  • Violetts M.
    You should be there at 8am to enjoy the place in peace after 10am it gets very crowded, extremely =$
  • Nuri J.
    Nuri JeonDecember 25, 2013
    Close earlier than sunset. Larger than expected. Consider 1-2 hr walking around when you plan to go there.
  • Geoff W.
    Geoff WintleJuly 10, 2013
    Get in at 8am when the gates open and you will be out by 9.30am when the bus loads of tourists rock up.
  • Lula C.
    Lula CarterNovember 14, 2013
    Amazing site and the history is breathtaking
  • Sandro D.
    Sandro Di SimplicioOctober 3, 2015
    A must see. Interesting, you breathe the feeling of living in that era
  • Maarten E.
    Maarten EssenburgAugust 21, 2015
    Bring your swimkinis and dive in the Caribbean Sea for some refreshening in between the hot hike.
  • Jacek B.
    Jacek BrzezińskiJanuary 21, 2014
    View from the ocean is amazing, so worth going to the beach inside the archeological zone.
  • Alisha T.
    Alisha TempletonOctober 16, 2013
    Arrive as close to 8am open as you can, before the tour busses arrive. Also bring a swimsuit, you'll want a dip to cool off.
  • Ferni R.
    Ferni RichieMay 25, 2015
    The history of this place is amazing... The view, the blue turquoise water BREATHTAKING ♡
  • Milena G.
    Milena GodlewskaMay 3, 2015
    A lot of iguanas around the place. But don't even try to catch or feed them- they bite!
  • Abyss D.
    Abyss Dive CenterOctober 4, 2013
    Get there early to beat the tours and the heat.
  • Cris L.
    Cris LopesNovember 22, 2012
    Cool if you study in mexico dont have to pay entrance and honestly tour guides are expensive
  • carlos m.
    carlos munozApril 15, 2012
    When you arrive tourist guides will try to sell their tours. Good prices, kind of annoying.
  • Abyss D.
    Abyss Dive CenterNovember 5, 2012
    Bring water to drink and wear comfortable shoes.
  • André F.
    Get the ticket with the diving package!
  • Susan N.
    It's really hot!!! Make sure you have water, sunscreens & hat.
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