"Tulum-ruins" Tulum Ruins Tip by Dabs

Tulum Ruins, Tulum: 57 reviews and 93 photos

by Dabs

Tulum is probably best visited in the morning before all the tourist buses show up and before the scorching sun starts beating down on you since most of it is uncovered. The site is open from 7 am until 5 pm in the winter and 8 am until 6 pm in the summer.

In terms of the structures still standing at Tulum, they are not as impressive as other Mayan ruins in Mexico such as Chichen Itza, both in size and the amount of detail you can still see.

But it is an easier day trip from either Cancun or Playa del Carmen and it is easy to combine with a visit to Xel-ha if you get an early enough start. And the location on the Caribbean sea is spectatcular!

Address: Just north of the town of Tulum
Directions: About 50 minutes south of Playa del Carmen, access to the site is off highway 307.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 25, 2006
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