The ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Tulum are located along the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.
While the earliest dates from the site are in the 500’s, the city was most active from 1200 to 1500 CE. Tulum was an important hub in the Maya’s extensive trade network throughout Mexico and Central America. Artifacts found here can be traced from places throughout the region.
When Spanish explorers landed on the Yucatan Peninsula in the early 1500’s, they brought along diseases that wiped out the native population, and the city became abandoned.
It is the third most visited archaeological site in Mexico. The city of Tulum offers spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. Visitors are able to see the ruins of both political and ceremonial (temples) buildings that one stood and were used by the ancient Mayans.