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About Tulum

Tulum is a Maya site in Mexico’s Quintana Roo region dating back to between the 13th and 16th centuries. At its peak, Tulum was quite a thriving walled city.

Whilst relatively modest in comparison to, say Chichen Itza, Tulum does feature some interesting and quite well preserved ruins, including its castle, city walls and temples. One of the highlights at Tulum is its Temple of the Frescoes, with some original frescoes inside it. However, the real beauty of Tulum is its shimmering beachside location.

The site is contained within a walled 1km square area.


Tulum is a popular spot on the tourist trail, which means it can get busy all year round from mid day onwards. If you’re staying nearby, it’s recommended you arrive around 9-10am to be the crowds.

Tulum features as one of our Top Ten Tourist Attractions in Mexico.