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  • Tulum Archeological at Explore Tulum, Maxico

Explore Tulum History Through Ancient Mayan Ruins

One of the best-preserved archeological sites in Mexico, Tulum is known for its ancient walls, Mayan temples, and stunning sea cliffs. Visit the beachfront site to see the beautifully preserved buildings including El Castillo, the Temple of the Frescoes, and the Temple of the Descending God. Once a prominent sea port, the vital sea-facing site offers incredible views of the Caribbean and insight into intricate artwork and details on the stone ruins. Watch the waves crashing on the limestone cliffs, walk through the Mayan ruins, or go for a swim in the secluded beach below the fortress.
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Prices

  • $70 MXN
 

Hours

  • Daily: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 

Major Structures

  • El Castillo
  • Temple of the Frescoes
  • Temple of the Descending God
 

Activities

  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Photography

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FAQs

  • When is the best time to visit the Tulum ruins?

    As the ruins of Tulum are the city's most popular attraction and tourist destination, the site can get crowded. Visit early in the morning when the site first opens to avoid the crowds of tourist buses which typically arrive mid-morning or later in the afternoon, two hours before closing time. Because admission to the Tulum ruins is free on Sundays for residents of Mexico, you can expect heavy crowds; plan your visit during the week.
  • Where can you swim at the Tulum archaeological site?

    The ruins' location on the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, on a bluff overlooking the Caribbean Sea, make the archaeological site a perfect secluded place to swim. Below the cliffs you'll find a stretch of pristine white-sand beach where visitors can swim in the Caribbean or sunbathe.
 

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