"Exploring the Ruins by Land and Sea!" Tulum Ruins Tip by wilocrek
Tulum Ruins, Tulum: 60 reviews and 103 photos
Exploring the Tulum ruins should be an all day adventure not a two hour guided tour that hustles you through the ruins so they can take you to Xel-Ha, which is nothing but a half rate water park. (Though it has its charms) Exploring Tulum by land doesn't involve a whole lot of walking as the site itself is small but to fully appreciate the charm and dignity of one of the most uniquely situated Mayan sites in the Yucatan it does require your full attention and the time to take it all it. As you stroll around the site you will be entranced by the layout of the building and the swaying palm trees that surround them. You will be awed by the picture perfect views of the ocean and the beach that runs up against the cliffs. Tulum can also be enjoyed by sea. Bring your swimsuit and snorkeling gear and enjoy the cool blue water and the soft white sand. The back end views of El Castillo from the beach and from within the water are awe inspiring. Tulum deserves an entire day to explore. If you only plan on doing the two hour guided tour, get yourself a tourist guide book and don't waste your time. After all that extra two hours could be spent in the joyless wonder of Xel-Ha!
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