In the end, about 2 hours at the park is enough to see everything. Combining Tulum Ruins with other activities in the area makes sense.
By virtue of being a UNESCO site and a World Wonder, Chichen Itza is pretty crowded throughout the year. Especially more so during the equinoxes. If you wish to explore Mayan ruins in some peace, then Tulum is a better option. Even better , go to Ek Balam or Coba.
Our travel agent told us that you can climb and walk on the Tulum Ruins . As opposed to Chichen Itza, you no longer can walk and climb on it during the tour. Go to Coba about 45 minutes driving time to the west of Tulum .
There is not any protection from rain while walking around. It is usually hot walking around, so comfortable clothes , shoes, sunscreen, hat, glasses and water are all good things to keep in mind. If you drive to the ruins , there are many gift shops by the entrance.
You can jump in the water at Tulum ruins and swim north to Boca Paila. Even if you are just going to visit the ruins it is still quite an experience to swim out on the ruins beach and see the ruins from the water. On a hot summer day it is a great way to cool off.
At the end of the day, the choice boils down to what you really want to get out of your Mexican experience. For those looking for more of a tranquil and relaxing getaway, Tulum is lovely. While larger travel groups, families and those itching to let loose would probably find Cancun to be more to their liking.
Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico.
Indeed, nearby—and much better known— Chichén Itzá closed its pyramid climb in 2006 when a woman died after tumbling down on her descent. She slipped on one of the steps that had been smoothed over from thousands of visitor footsteps over the decades.
If you have the time to stay in Tulum rather than visiting on a day trip, then it’s worth going . The ecological practices of Tulum’s hotels are worth supporting, and staying on-site will allow visitors to beat the overwhelming crowds at the Mayan ruins.
Tulum is definitely touristy , make nony mistake, but it still maintains more of a small town feel than neighboring tourist resorts like Playa del Carmen and Cancún.
Mexico’s Tulum has become, thanks to its white-sand beaches and Mayan ruins, a great alternative to a Cabo vacation. Here are Culture Trip’s 15 reasons for visiting this laid-back beach town. In recent years, Tulum has rightly established itself as one of the world’s premier beach destinations.
How Much Does it Cost to Visit the Tulum Ruins? When you arrive at the ruins, tickets are sold at the entrance. The entrance fee is 65 pesos (about $3.50). If you bring a video camera, you’ll have to pay an extra 30 pesos.
Major ruin sites such as Chichen Itza , Tulum and Tikal do have security, are open only to those who have payed the fee and are nowhere near as dangerous as some of the large cities, but wise visitors still take simple precautions to reduce the chance of theft spoiling their trip.
Imagine having made all of these pyramids and structures without the use of any modern tools we have access to today? There are hundreds of Mayan ruins throughout Mexico, Belize, Honduras and Guatemala, but the Yucatan Peninsula (where Tulum , Playa del Carmen and Cancun are) have some of the most impressive ruins .