Tulum, Mexico is about 35-45 minutes south of Akumal – and about 2 hours south of Cancun. It’s beautiful. Bryce and I took the Colectivo and saw the ruins, had lunch, and walked around this sweet little city.
First – make sure you bring sun screen, a hat, and something to drink. Also, note that the way you enter is not the way you exit. So, just keep that in mind if you’re in a larger group. Oh, and no facilities inside the wall.
Tickets are not expensive and you can buy them at the gate. In fact, that’s the best place to buy them. The cost is 65 pesos, which is roughly (and currently) $4.50 Canadian.
We had a bright sunny day and the ruins where pretty neat. Beautiful and rich with history. We also did Chichen Itza later on during our trip, and I’m happy we did the ruins in Tulum first, otherwise we would have been disappointed.
Overall, we spent just over an hour here (don’t you just love that Google timeline on ‘people typically spend up to 1.5 here’ – I know I do – so great for planning). We didn’t get a guide and we didn’t feel lost at all – so many signs to read all about the streets, temples, and the way of Mayan life.
After the ruins we walked into town (took us about 45 minutes) and had a great lunch at this little taco place. The town map was right out front of it – such a tourist thing.
In the end, Tulum was so much fun. I highly recommend visiting if you’re in the area. A delightful day away – mainly since we’re not huge beach people (although, there are beach must haves for going to the beach). A great mix of food and culture – love it! Happy travelling.