Mayan Ruins Of Tulum Videos:
Must see spots at the Archaeological Ruins in Tulum
What to see in Tulum
Recently, Tulum has become a prized location for vacationers who value luxury, privacy, and incredible nature. It’s no wonder that Tulum appears on so many top five lists of best places to see in Mexico. In addition to stunning beaches and five-star hotels, Tulum has some of the best preserved Mayan ruins in all of the Yucatan.
Ruins in Tulum
Short of Chichen Itza, you won’t find better preserved or scenic Mayan ruins in all of Yucatan. The Temple of the Winds sits atop the rocky coastline, just at the edge of a 40 foot limestone cliff with breathtaking views of the Riviera Maya while the Castillo Tulum, the main pyramid, is further back and adorned with beautiful multi-colored glyphs of gods and other figures. The area was first settled in 600 AD and became a religious and trading area from 1100 AD until the arrival of Spanish Conquistadors.
The admission fee to Tulum is an absolute steal at 60 pesos (approximately $3 USD) and well worth it for the experience.
Cenotes in Tulum
Tulum has some of the most jaw dropping cenotes on the Yucatan Peninsula. And as Yucatan has over 6,000 cenotes, that’s saying a lot. Cenotes are naturally forming sinkholes in limestone and, as I mentioned, they are numerous in Yucatan. Like snowflakes, no two cenotes are alike. Even the water inside can be fresh, salty, or sometimes both. In Tulum, you will find some pristine cenotes with cool crystal clear water, surrounded by lush green plants. Some are inside caves while others are out in the open. I wrote about some of the best cenotes you can visit in the Yucatan Peninsula.
Getting to Tulum
Travelers from Cancun will find the journey quite long, at over two-hours drive from the city proper. If you book a guided tour through your hotel or through a site like TripAdvisor, your transportation will be provided, as will admission to the ruins. You can choose to take a taxi, but it will cost you close to $150 for a round-trip journey. Travelers from Playa del Carmen can do the same, but your taxi will be significantly cheaper at about $50-$70 depending on the pre-negotiated price.
Map Of The Ruins At Tulum:
Ruin Address: Carretera Federal, Cancun – Chetumal Km 230, 307, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico