Tulum Maya Ruin Site, Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Mexico
A new high-speed toll road reaches Chichen Itza from Cancun
Chichen Itza is best reached by bus out of Cancun, Valladolid, or the City of Merida.
Flights from Mexico city reach Cancun and Merida.
ADO first class buses serve Merida and Cancun from Mexico City, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Villahermosa, and other cities.
ADO Buses serve to the entrance to Chichen Itza from Merida, Cancun, Valladolid and Piste. There is a bus ticket booth in the Chichen Itza gift shop.
Tulum is a Ruin Site on the Yucatan, Peninsula in Quintana Roo State, Mexico, a pre-Colombian archaeological site built by the Mayan civilization. Buses from Cancun make daily round trips to Tulum.
Chichen Itza Ruin site Yucatan has a later style of building done in the Puuc style with many sculptures of the rain God Chaac
Tulum from Cancun, Getting There:
serves the City Cancun and Merida.
A small ADO terminal at the Tulum Ruin Site entrance will sell tickets for a return to Cancun or onward to Tulum City for trips to Chetumal
transportation onward by ADO Bus.
- Playa del Carmen City of Tulum, Collectivos serve from the Tulum Ruin Site entrance to Tulum City and Playa del Carmen for
ADO first class buses serve Merida and Cancun from Mexico City, Oaxaca, Vera Cruz, Villahermosa, and other cities.
- Flights from Mexico City reach Cancun and Merida.
Tulum Ruin Site occupies a hilltop with a Sea and a small beach at its foot.
The site was occupied by the Maya when the Spanish arrived. It was one of the last active Mayan sites with building stages between 1200 AD and 1550AD.
The beach at the base of the ruin site of Tulum is open to the public and makes a good spot to cool off after a visit to the ruin. The old beach at the left side of the ruin has been closed in favor of a larger beach at the front of the ruin reached by wooden steps.
Tulum was a fortified city enclosed by a 16 foot high wall which still exists. Trading and sea born commerce occupied Tulum, according to researchers.
The architectural style resembles the southern Maya found at Chichen Itza not the elaborate northern Puuc style.
Tour buses reach Tulum from Cancun, 80 miles north on the coast.
The beach to the left of the ruin site has been closed in favor of a larger beach
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