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Kiteboarding Class in Tulum
"The first 3 hours of training includes the basic theory of flying a kite learning about wind direction and general conditions for riding safety knowing the kitesurf gear and how to use the safety systems. You will practice the first kite piloting launch and landing the kite and will work on a series of exercises on the beach to get prepared to go in the water independently.The next 3 hours are used to master the body-drag and includes all the practice that you will need in the water to be able to put the board boby and board . The goal of this step is to get confident with the ocean condition like waves swell and the current  and flying the kite to be dragged in the water
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"All-Inclusive Self-Drive Hummer Tour: Ziplining
C"All-Inclusive Self-Drive Hummer Tour Ziplining Cenote and Interactive Zoo"Boarding your Hummer or Jeep vehicle you'll head directly for the “El Rey” (The King) Mayan ruins a magical archaeological site near the Cancun hotel zone. Spend a good amount of time here interacting with the Mayan culture animals and nature. You'll also have the opportunity to admire and feed iguanas which call ""El Rey"" their home!Then
From $189.00
 
Private Tour: Jungle Adventure at Punta Laguna Nature Reserve
"Your private jungle adventure tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya. Board a vehicle and head to the natural reserve of Punta Laguna in Tulum. This is a unique adventure tour in the jungle as you will enjoy incredible outdoor activities and learn all about the spider monkey. Your first activity is a kayak ride through the lagoon. Admire the natural surrounding and then it's ti ziplining. Get your gear on and zoom across the jungle on a thrilling ride. Afterwards you will enjoy a light lunch and be part of an ancient Mayan ritual.Then it is time to start your guided hiking adventure to see the spider monkey! You will immerse yourself in the jungle and see the spider monkey and other beautiful species such as birds little reptiles and much more.After a day full of fun you will have some snacks and then be taken back to your hotel."
From $608.00

Tulum Tips (39)

The place you have to visit....

Tulum is not too far from Cancun that you can't go or too close to be exagerated full. Tulum is located at a good distance 2hr drive from Cancun. THere's many ways to get there; by renting a car or taking a tour, you can take the Bus "Mayab" to Tulum.

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anagrettel
Apr 07, 2008

Great place for unforgetable Pictures

This was our first place to visit and I just Love it, The entrance fee is very cheap, around $3.00Dlllrs. The ruins are small it take less than a hour, but is the better place for pictures because is the Only
place where you can see Mayan ruins and caribbean sea together.

You Can take Beautiful pictures. (1st picture was in my forst visit, ou honeymoon) 2nd picture (our last visit 2008 with our son, in the same place)

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anagrettel
Apr 04, 2008

Tulum, my favorite place.

Tulum is my favorite place in the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, for many reasons, is the only place where you can have the opportunity to see the beautiful landscape created by the combination of the mayan ruins and the caribean. It's just magic!

The archaeological site is relatively compact and is one of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites.

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anagrettel
Apr 04, 2008

Visit Tulum

Tulum 's view facing the rising sun and looking over the Caribbean is spectacular. In Maya, Tulum means "Wall", and the city is one of very few the ancients ever built. Plan to spend a few hours roaming around as there are several interesting stustures to visit.

It is believed the site was built sometime around A.D. 564 (the inscription on a stele) This places Tulum within the Classic period.

Entrance is $35~40 pesos (video cameras extra $30 pesos)
Open 8am to 5 pm, everyday.

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Apr 11, 2007
 
 
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Discover the Mayan Ruins

Be sure to take the 1/2 day excursion to the Mayan ruins of Tulum. Your tour guide will tell you all about the Mayan culture as you walk by each of the old buildings. Be sure to walk up the hill for breathtaking views of the ruins against the sea.

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wiu_steve
Mar 18, 2007

Tulum

My trip to Tulum was gorgeous... We rented a car from our resort in Cancun - ab out $90 American for the day and drove up the coast. We stopped along the way for a sun break and lunch (and beer) on the Mayan Riviera... The beach was very nice... White sand and great swimming. Then continued on to Tulum. From what I remember (could be wrong) it was about $4 to get in - we didn't take the guided tour. It was nice to wander around checking out everything and then slip in and out of crowds aroung the guides when we heard somtething interesting. The ruins were well worth seeing. Not huge - but interesting anyway. My favourite thing was the view along the ocean - just gorgeous. Driving was a little hairy - but not bad. Thanks to my friend Anne for being the brave one!
All in all - A wickedly great day!

glynis3
Jan 10, 2006

Tulum - a wonderful feast for the eyes!

We spent a half day at Tulum on our November 2004 trip and it was the highlight of the trip for me. Tulum is absolutely breathtaking! The town is so neat to walk through and imagine how it might have been back during the Mayans time there.
The water on the beach there is something else. The waves aren't regular waves, they roll in like beautiful soft fluffy waves, and the water is the bluest green I have seen in all of Mexico. You have to experience the beach to understand for yourself. A few pesos will get you in to see all of the sites. And remember, DO NOT climb on these ruins you will get in trouble, there was a guy climbing on them and it is forbidden and you will get whistled at and yelled at by the employee's who work there. Tulum is a must see for those who visit this area of Mexico.

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kimod74
Dec 20, 2005

Tulum Ruins

One of our free trips included a bus tour of the Tulum ruins combined with an afternoon at the Xpu-Ha Palace Resort. Because of the crowds that descend on Tulum, the busses have to park away from the site and it involves quite a bit more walking than Chichen-Itza. Also, since this is a relatively small walled fortification, it can be crowded - especially if a cruise ship disgorges its load (Chichen-Itza is much further inland, making a quick cruise ship tour difficult). We did not have as much time to explore here, but it was interesting to compare the two sites.

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Tulum's ancient ruins

You'll be bussed to it, you'll shop a little bit, then start the long walk or hot train ride back to the ruins. I'd suggest walking; the train is, well, freaking hot.

You'll spend about an hour here (as a tour), walking the ruins. You won't be allowed into the actual buildings themselves, but you'll see plenty of big ol lizards, palm trees, interesting tablets full of history to read about Tulum, it's how's & why's, the Mayan people; and that huge temple.

And, when you get to the boiling point (hardly any shade here!), go strip down & jump into the ocean! The ocean here is VERY calm, clear & oh my does it feel great. Float on a wave and stare up at what used to be a fortress for the Mayans.

Then go buy yourself a sarong or some Mexican jewelry. =-)

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Darkeyedgirl
Aug 17, 2005

TULUM

ANTUGUA CUIDAD AURALLADA, TULUM FUE UN PUERTO IMPORTANTW PARA EL COMERCIO MARITIMO DE LOS MAYAS.
TULUM THE ANCIENT WALLED CITY, WAS AN IMPORTANT PORT OF MARITIME COMMERCE FOR THE MAYANS. GREAT PLACE TO LOOK AT THE MAYAN RUINS AND THEN AFTER TAKE A SWIM INSIDE THE DEEP BLUE OCEAN.

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Jazzigirl85
Aug 14, 2005

Tulum - Not Just Ruins

Do not book a tour agency visit to Tulum. If you do, you'll be missing out on two of the best parts of this charming area: one of the greatest beaches in the world and a nifty little downtown. Tulum is very easy and inexpensive to get to from Cancun. Plan to take a taxi to the Cancun bus station and from there take the bus to the ruins... and bring your bathing suit!
Tulum is located 131km (81 miles) south of Cancun, about a 1½ hour drive. Taking the bus may require you to transfer in Playa Del Carmen, but it's a very simple thing to do. Bus fare from Cancun is cheap, only about $10 - 15 USD per person.
I do not suggest travelers do the Tulum/Coba day trip combination offered by the companies. It makes for a very long day with little time to enjoy the sites. (Less than 30 minutes at Tulum.) Everybody who visits through an agency complains later that they didn't have enough time to go for a good swim or see the downtown.
The Mayan ruins at Tulum date from 564 AD. They comprise of a walled-in fortress perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean. This is the picturesque site that you see used in many of the Mexico travel brochures. A complete tour of the ruins doesn't take very long (about 3 hours) and the cost of admission is inexpensive (38 pesos in 2004).
You can access the real Tulum beach (not that small one at the ruins) by walking or taking a taxi about 1km down the coastal road beside the ruins. This is a must-see while in Tulum. The beach is breathtaking. The water is crystal clear, clean, and that fantastic neon-blue colour. On the beach you can find some restaurants and if the urge takes you, book a cabana for an overnight stay.
Tulum's downtown was once kind of ugly, but they've done a lot of work and it is now quite pretty and also well worth a visit. There are bus stations both downtown and at the ruins, so getting back to Cancun is easier than ever.
See my Tulum Travel Page for more information about Tulum.

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Kaspian
Jul 22, 2005

MAYAN RUINS

RECOMMEND GOING.. ITS SO NEAT BECAUSE THE RUINS ARE ON THE SIDE OF A CLIFF NEXT TO THE OCEAN... COMBINE WITH XEL HA AS WELL... LEAVE ALL DAY B/C YOU WILL BE GONE FROM DUSK TO DAWN... AT LEAST 4 HOURS ROUNDTRIP SPENT ON A BUS.

YOU HAVE TO PAY 2 PESOS PER PIECE OF TOILET PAPER FROM THE MAYANS.

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Jul 05, 2005

Things to Do Near Tulum

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Mexico Kan Tours

I decided to take a trip around Latin America and started in Tulum, Mexico. The beach was amazing but I wanted other experiences besides sipping cocktails in the beach all day. A friend told me about...
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Xel-Ha

Rivalling with its neighbour Xcaret, this park is an absolute "must see". It doesn't have so many attractions as an amusement park, but it is gorgeous as a natural park. It is a breeding area for...
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Xel-Ha

Rio de la Vida means River of Life. This is the main estuary for Xel Ha lagoon. There is a cement path way around the lagoon. At the far end from the dinning area there path leads to an arch which is...
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Akumal Beach

The beach at Akumal is beautiful but more specifically, it is the water and lack of waves. Unlike other beaches around riviera maya, Akumal has a reef or barrier just off shore. You can see in the...
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Ecopark Kantun Chi

Before the Grotto tour, we visited this small Cenote and swam in it, at the beggining we were quite suspicious and the water was very cold, but was a good preparation for the dive in the big cenotes...
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