Tulum Ruins – Riviera Maya, Mexico

Tulum doesn’t have the highest pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula.  Tulum doesn’t have a ball court or observatory.  What Tulum does have is stunning Caribbean views and white sand beaches.  Tulum’s claim to fame is that it’s the only seaside Mayan archaeological site.  If you find yourself in Cancun or Mexico’s Riviera Maya, try to include a visit to Tulum during your stay.  Arrive early (tour groups start arriving by 9 am with a major influx around 10 am) and wear your swimsuit.  It gets hot at Tulum.  Crystal clear water provides the perfect way to cool off.

Hours: 8 am – 4:30 pm

Entrance fee: 59 MXN*

If not visiting Tulum as part of a guided tour, you can hire certified guides on-site at the entrance.  The price for a 50-minute tour for 1-4 people is $51 USD*.

*Fees and hours are subject to change without notice.

Overview of Mayan ruins at Tulum.
Overview of Mayan ruins at Tulum.

Mayan ruins of Tulum.

 

Caribbean views from Tulum Archaeological Site.
Caribbean views from Tulum Archaeological Site.

 

Swimming is a great way to cool off on a hot day in Mexico's Riviera Maya.
Swimming is a great way to cool off on a hot day in Mexico’s Riviera Maya.

 

El Castillo, Tulum.
El Castillo, Tulum.

 

One of many iguanas seen at Tulum.
One of many iguanas seen at Tulum.

 

Turtle nesting beach at Tulum.  This beach is closed to visitors.
Turtle nesting beach at Tulum. This beach is closed to visitors.