Tulum is a Mayan archaeological site on Mexico's Riviera Maya. The buildings that are visible on the site date from the Post-Classic period, around 1200 to 1500 A.D., and the city of Tulum was functioning at the time of the arrival of the Spaniards.
The name Tulum (pronounced "too-LOOM") means wall, referring to the fact that Tulum was a walled city, protected on one side by steep cliffs facing the sea and on the other by a wall of about 12 feet in height. Tulum served as a trading port.
Highlights: Temple of the Frescoes
El Castillo - The Castle
The Tulum ruins are located 81 miles (130 km) south of Cancun. The town of Tulum is located 4 km south of the ruins. There are many options for accommodation here, from luxury boutique hotels to rustic cabanas.
Visiting the Tulum Ruins:
The Tulum ruins are some of the most visited ruins in Mexico, since it is a relatively small site this means that it can get very crowded. Your best bet is to arrive as early as possible. Since the ruins are small, a couple of hours is sufficient to tour the site. Bring along a bathing suit for a refreshing swim at the Tulum beach after viiting the ruins.
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If you decide to visit the mainland on the eastern coast of Mexico PUERTO VALLARTA HOTELS are plentiful and offer Oceanfront, bayfront and gorgeous mountain views of Puerto Vallarta and the surounding areas.