Tulum Ruins

The Tulum Ruins


The ruins located in the archaeological zone are over 700 years old.  Built by the Mayans as a port for trade long ago, it was rediscovered and is now the premier tourist attraction in the Tulum area.

You’ll see vast green lawns dotted with beautifully preserved ruins including the Temple of the Descending God and El Castillo. For you animal lovers out there—you’ll also see more iguanas than you can count.

If you want, you can hire a tour guide at the entrance or just explore on your own, which will work out just fine since the layout of the ruins is easy to navigate. After touring the site, you can go down the wooden stairs by El Castillo and spend some time cooling off in one of the most picturesque beaches in the area.


Location: Km. 133 Carretera Tulum 77500
Type of Activity: Sightseeing, Beach
Hour of Operation: 8:00am-5:00pm
Admission Cost:  $38 pesos, free admission for children under 13.

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Don’t forget your bathing suit (it can get hot and the spectacular beach that lies beneath the ruins is open to visitors.)
  • Bring some water with you and don’t forget your camera.
  • You can find vendors selling water near the entrance to the site.
  • Travel light–there’s a good deal of walking involved–and don’t forget your sunblock.