"Tulum-ruins" Tulum Ruins Tip by Dabs

Tulum Ruins, Tulum: 58 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. It's hard to find official information about anything in the Yucatan but I believe it's open from 8am to 5pm and I'm sure it currently costs 59 pesos or $6USD as of December 2014. We arrived around 9:30 or 10am and the place was crawling with tour groups, even more were coming in as we left.

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 the location on the Caribbean is spectacular! There are some explanatory panels but if you opt to not hire a guide, you might want to print out a little information so you know what you are looking at.

From Playa del Carmen it took about 45-50 minutes to get there, we were quoted a round trip fare of $120 the night before, on that morning a one way fare of $55US and then once we arrived persuaded to keep the taxi around for the whole day, better than lugging towels and snorkel gear around!

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 Dec 15, 2014
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