Photo by Javier Sirvent
While not as large as other ancient Maya cities in the region, Tulum draws in visitors for its stunning setting of centuries-old temples perched on a cliff by the Caribbean Sea. You’ll pass a large market with souvenirs, a casual Mexican restaurant, and even a Starbucks before reaching the entrance, where a train can take you to the site if you’re not up for the 10-minute walk. It’s advisable to hire a guide to fully understand each structure’s significance and the history behind the ruins; informative signage is all but non-existent. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit because the site encompasses a beach, with soothing waves, white sands, and beautiful rock formations. The beach is reached by a long wooden staircase.
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Carretera federal 307 Cancún - Chetumal Km 230, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
+52 984 802 5405
Sun - Sat 8am - 5pm