It’s reasonable to drive from Cancun to your Tulum tour. By car, the journey takes only about two hours. Not able to go? That’s fine! There are plenty of buses, taxis, and shuttles that can bring you from one site to the other. From my point of view, it’s worth taking a day to check out the coast!
Why should I visit the Mayan Ruins in Tulum?
The Tulum archaeological site offers a unique chance to walk THROUGH the past. The city is carefully preserved like a giant museum exhibit, with footpaths to guide visitors between all the monuments.
Unlike the more famous Mayan site Chichen Itza, Tulum is located on the coast. This walled city was a hub of commerce and trade with other nations. Precious metals and stones like gold, copper, obsidian, and jade traded hands here.
Tulum is also the best-preserved of all the Mayan coastal settlements. It’s unique compared to any other site you can visit.
The Tulum Ruins are worth the trip from Cancun all on their own, but if that’s not enough to convince you, there’s even more reason to visit. Tulum is now a beachside resort town, so once you’re done exploring the past, you can grab a bite to eat, do some shopping, and read on the beach. There’s nothing like relaxing after.
How do I make the most out of my trip to Tulum?
Check out the Tulum self-guided walking tour to maximize your experience. Have a great trip!
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