Explore The Ancient Mayan Ruins of Tulum in Mexico
Perched cliffside overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the ancient Mayan Ruins of Tulum are some of the earliest known archaeological treasures in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Located 100 miles (62 km) south of Playa del Carmen (around 30 minutes), the Tulum Ruins is the only Mayan city built on the coast. Explore the village as you make your way to El Castillo (the lighthouse), the settlement's tallest building that offers unobstructed coastal views. Visit the Temple of the Descending God and then swim, snorkel and relax on the powder-sand beach that sits below the old ruined fortress. Although visitors can't climb the ruins anymore, the ocean views and historic sites are not to be missed.
Admission: $2. Guided tours are available for approximately $30
Open daily, 8 am to 5 pm
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Festival de Cultura del Caribe
Are there guided tours of Tulum?
Yes, you can take a guided or self-guided tour of the ruins of Tulum. There are many types of tours available showcasing the ruins blending adventures, swimming, and ziplining. There are also tours that include multiple archaeological sites. The most popular tours combine the ruins in Coba and Tulum for a cultural day of exploring ancient Mayan civilization.
What is Tulum known for?
Best known for their Mayan Ruins, Tulum is the perfect place for those looking for a laid-back tropical setting surrounded by history and culture. Visit the remnants of this ancient Mayan civilization located directly on the beaches of the Caribbean Sea and get a glimpse into life in the pre-Columbian era.