The ancient Maya ruin of Tulum is a 2 hour drive from Cancun ( 130 km ). There is easy access via Federal Highway 307 from Cancun to Tulum. It’s unofficially the southern end to the Riviera Maya.
The ruins are situated on 12-meter (39 ft) tall cliffs along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Our travel agent told us that you can climb and walk on the Tulum Ruins . As opposed to Chichen Itza, you no longer can walk and climb on it during the tour. Go to Coba about 45 minutes driving time to the west of Tulum .
How Much Does it Cost to Visit the Tulum Ruins? When you arrive at the ruins, tickets are sold at the entrance. The entrance fee is 65 pesos (about $3.50). If you bring a video camera, you’ll have to pay an extra 30 pesos.
There is not any protection from rain while walking around. It is usually hot walking around, so comfortable clothes , shoes, sunscreen, hat, glasses and water are all good things to keep in mind. If you drive to the ruins , there are many gift shops by the entrance.
If you have the time to stay in Tulum rather than visiting on a day trip, then it’s worth going . The ecological practices of Tulum’s hotels are worth supporting, and staying on-site will allow visitors to beat the overwhelming crowds at the Mayan ruins.
Just over an hour south of Cancún, Tulum has exploded in popularity . It has sun, sand, great restaurants, cocktail bars, Mayan ruins, and cenotes to swim and photograph. This once sleepy Mexican resort town known only for its ruins grew so quickly as a hotspot, it hasn’t been able to keep up.
So, a trip to Tulum for two people costs around M$7,837 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs M$15,673 in Tulum . If you’re traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid’s tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared.
Finally, the cheapest way to get from Cancun to Tulum is via Mexico’s incredibly reliable bus system. The ADO bus network is safe, clean, comfortable, reliable, and, most importantly, cheap . There are daily buses between both the Cancun airport and Tulum , as well as between downtown Cancun and Tulum .
You can get a great combo tour of Tulum and Xel-Ha at 15% off. In the end, about 2 hours at the park is enough to see everything. Combining Tulum Ruins with other activities in the area makes sense.
Mexico’s Tulum has become, thanks to its white-sand beaches and Mayan ruins, a great alternative to a Cabo vacation. Here are Culture Trip’s 15 reasons for visiting this laid-back beach town. In recent years, Tulum has rightly established itself as one of the world’s premier beach destinations.
To answer your question though – yes, the ruins are safe . Chichen Itza is a bit of a trek (3 hours drive each way) and being inland in the jungle, it can be extremely hot there. Tulum is much closer and the setting is spectacular (the ruins are on top of a cliff).
Re: Is driving from Cancun to Tulum safe ? No, people do not consider it unsafe. No, you will not be bribed – nobody will give you money. Yes, you might be stopped (chances are one in several thousand) and asked to pay a fine.
If you are wondering about the airport in Cozumel , bear in mind you must take a ferry from this island to Playa del Carmen and then drive south to Tulum , a 45 minute ride. Tulum is 81 miles or 131 Km south of Cancun , so the best option is to fly into Cancun International Airport.
I would recommend budgeting 3 to 4 days in Tulum. This is enough time to see the ruins, do a day trip or two if you want to and still have plenty of time to relax on the beach and sample the best restaurants.