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December 28, 2008
From journal Viva Cancun - Traveling with Friends
May 9, 2005
From journal Cancun in December
December 23, 2004
A guide actually would have been a good investment because there were no maps or guides given out. You gave your money and followed the crowd through the narrow entryway into the historic area. The whole excavation covered several acres, and some of the buildings are remarkably well-preserved. As we walked along the grounds, we sometimes did a little eavesdropping by standing next to a group who had a guide. The stories told by the guides gave the listeners a better understanding of the way people lived in the times when the structures were built.
The ruins are mostly on a high ground overlooking the ocean, but at one spot is a gentle sandy slope right into the sea. There were, however, no changing room facilities or washrooms. There was also no place to purchase water or drinks or food close enough to the beach to be useful. Nevertheless, there were numerous visitors enjoying the beautiful turquoise waters.
My husband wandered around for a while, taking pictures of the buildings at various angles, enjoying the spectacular views of the coastline, and observing all the other visitors. It is obviously a popular destination for cruise ships visiting the area and seems to be combined with a visit to Xelha. It would not likely be very interesting for children, nor a great place to bring those who have difficulty walking long distances under the hot sun.
From journal Pre-Christmas Break on the Mayan Riviera
Middle Village, New York
August 30, 2004
It is very hot here and the walk from the parking lot is far. Try to take the tram as it will be worth the 10 minute wait. We got there late and the tram was not available so we walked it. In fact we got there so late that they let us in for free. It closes at 5pm and we got there about 5:30.
Bring a camera and extra film. You will want to take a picture at each ruin. Not to mention the pictures of the ocean from above. Other than it being a tourist area there realy is nothing else here to do.
From journal Mayan Palace Rivera Maya. They need to work on it.
by Cindy Grant
October 19, 2003
From journal Mexico Highlights
ST PETERS, Missouri
June 13, 2005
From journal A Week of Fun and Relaxation
warwick, Rhode Island
June 24, 2001
From journal Cancun Party Trip and Cancun Relaxation Trip
January 6, 2003
We decided not to use a guide at Tulum (though later at Coba and Chichen Itza we would get one.) I have an archeological guide to the Mexican Yucatan which I read, but really we wanted to just wander around by ourselves and get the feeling of the place.
Tulum really is beautiful; and it has a number of interesting things, like painting that is still on the walls. Unlike ruins at Chichen Itza and Uxmal, Tulum has some houses that people lived in (San Gervasio has this too). There are some beautiful little buildings also.
We walked down to the beach after walking around the ruins. For part of the time, Katie and I split, and she just looked out over the Caribbean while I investigated some of the buildings further out. The setting of Tulum is quite spectacular.
From journal Mom and daughter in the Yucatan
St. Augustine, Florida
October 4, 2009
From journal Exploring Southeastern Yucatan :: Tulum & Coba
by wanderer 2005
June 5, 2008
From journal Margaritas in Mexico!