Tulum Archeological Park: Everything You Should Know
If you’re planning on visiting Tulum Archeological Park, you’ll want to know a few things before you go. Located about an hour and half south of Cancun, or 40 minuets from Playa Del Carmen, the archeological site is set atop cliffs overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
It’s one of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations, and for a good reason – it’s absolutely stunning. So, read on for everything you need to know about the place.
Why visit Tulum Archeological Zone?
The ancient Mayan ruins at Tulum are a must-see for anyone visiting the Yucatan Peninsula, offering stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. Tulum was once a major trading port for the Mayan civilization and was thought to have experienced its prominence between the 13th and 15th century.
Today, visitors can explore the ruins of this fascinating city museum, including the walled citadel and well-preserved temples. The site is also home to several recent archaeological discoveries, such as a well-preserved mural depicting a Maya ceremonial dance. With its beautiful setting and rich history, this piece of paradise is an essential stop on any trip to Mexico.
What to do at Tulum Archeological Zone?
If you have had enough of lounging by the pool and you want an outdoor adventure, this is the best place to visit — you can spend half-day exploring it with your family and friends.
- Sightseeing the beautiful 12-meter-high cliffs filled with archeological ruins.
- Be amazed by the remaining structures of the castle or Castilo overlooking the Caribbean coast.
- Exploring the Temple of Frescoes and murals that strongly tell the tales of Mayan world.
- A walk to a sandy beach from the pathway from the castle’s north.
- Sit down and relax, and find a perfect spot to enjoy the breeze, and take photos.
When is the best time to visit Tulum Ruins?
The place is open from 8 AM to 4 PM. We highly recommend you visit the park early morning or late in the day to avoid the crowds. During summer time it can get very hot so make sure to have water, sunscreen and sun shades.
Where Tulum Archeological Park is located?
It’s located in Quintana Roo, nearly 3 km from the nearby Tulum town. It’s a bit far away from the Tulum hotel zone. You can rent a car or drive to Carretera Federal, Cancun Chetumal KM 230, 307 Tulum, get a taxi from Tulum or Playa Del Carmen, or book one of the daily tours going from Cancun and the Riviera Maya resorts.
Fees, house rules, and other details worth knowing
The entrance fee at the park costs $4.00 (85 MXN) without a tour guide. This is ideal if you want to explore the place at your pace. However, hiring a tour guide on-site will cost you $30 (600 MXN) if you want to maximize your visit.
Taking pictures isn’t prohibited as long as you’re using a smartphone. However, if you use a camera, you must pay the photography fee of $2.50 (45 MXN).
Ensure you have enough Mexican pesos on hand when you visit the place. The stores and snack bars don’t accept US dollars.
Visiting the place is humid, so bring water, a hat, an umbrella, a towel, or a handkerchief — because you’ll be out there sweating a lot if you’re not used to warm weather.
Let’s plan your visit to Tulum Ruins
Now that you know about the Tulum Archeological Zone, it’s time to start planning your trip. What better way to do that than with Holibay? We take care of all the little details so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your vacation, we have great deals for Tulum hotels!
All you have to do is let us know when and where you want to go, and we’ll make it happen.
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