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{Tulum Mayan Ruins the Perfect Family Day Trip From Cancun}

· Tulum, Mexico ·

November 6, 2018 2 Comments

Tulum Mexico has to be one of the most unforgettable hidden beach landscapes we know of.

Mayan ruins overlooking a nestled white sand beach, surrounded by heavenly turquoise water, is certainly a magnificent sight to behold and enjoy.

Our second time as a family was even more memorable.

We were able to enjoy the experience with fewer crowds, and of course, all three kids in tow.

We all had a great time as we explored the ancient ruins, observed the local iguanas, enjoyed the magnificent views and cooled off in the ocean below.


Suggestions for visiting the Mayan Ruins of Tulum:


-The drive from Cancun to Tulum is around 2 hours. I would definitely plan on a full day trip, including drive time and a few hours exploring the ruins.

-You will park your car in a general parking area and have the option to walk or ride a small tractor train the remainder of the way into the ruins. If you would like to take the train you will need to purchase a separate ticket for that. We have always opted for the train as its a pretty good stretch to reach the ruins. If you have little ones, we would strongly recommend that option.

-There are vendors for souvenirs and snacks before you make your way to the ruins. This is a good place to buy what you need as there will be no places to buy things once you are inside the ruins. -The last bathrooms can be accessed at the entrance of the ruins and there are none when you go inside. For little ones who cannot hold it for a few hours, be sure to bring a Portable Travel Potty.

-The ruins themselves are stroller friendly, however, in order to reach the beach, you will need to descend many wooden steps so keep that in mind.

-If you are interested in taking a tour with a guide, you can hire one as you enter. Be sure to bring extra cash to pay them and include a tip at the end.

-Since there is access to a small beach, be sure to bring a Travel Towel, Waterproof Bag to keep your items dry and Sand Toys for the little ones.

-While walking through the ruins you will have the opportunity to see and encounter many iguanas. Be sure to keep in mind that they are wild animals.


Its no wonder it is a must see tourist site in Mexico as it has so much to offer in this one unique location.

If you are planning a trip to Cancun, be sure to take this day trip and enjoy this incredibly beautiful and historic spot.

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    January 9, 2019

    After seeing so many cool Tulum photos on Instagram my fiance decided to surprise me with a quick getaway in March. I can’t wait! Will add the Mayan ruins to our list of places to visit, he’ll love it!

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      January 9, 2019

      That sounds like a great suRprise Katie, congratulations! Tulum is quite the beautiful and romantic getaway. Thanks so much and I hope you guys have a wonderful time : )