Tulum Archaeological Site

Tulum Archaeological Site

Quintana Roo

It seems that the name Tulum is relatively recent; it translates to “wall,” “fence,” or “palisade“, alluding to the still-intact wall that delimits the monumental complex. The name Tulum appears to have been used to refer to the city when it was already abandoned and in ruins.

It is the most representative and famous site on the coast of Quintana Roo, thanks to its privileged location and the excellent preservation of its buildings and mural paintings.

Archaeological studies provide consistent evidence to assert that Tulum was one of the main Mayan cities from the 13th to the 14th centuries.

Near Station

Distance Station

2.36 miles (3.8 km)

Sitio Arqueológico de Tulum


Monday to Sunday from 8:30 am to 17:00. Last entry at 16:00 pm.

$95.00 MXN (Mexican Pesos)

564 – 1550 A.D. | Early Classic to Late Postclassic

1250 – 1550 B.C. | Postclassic

Where is the Tulum Archaeological Site Located?

It is located south of Cancun, next to the town of Tulum, within the Tulum National Park, at Km 230 of the Chetumal – Cancun federal highway.

  • Fee for professional cameras
  • INAPAM discount (for seniors)
  • Discount for students and teachers
  • Free admission on Sundays (Mexicans)
  • Free entry for children under 13 years old
  • No smoking, food and pets allowed

The walled city is part of a large pre-Hispanic settlement that also includes the site of Tankah, located 1.8 miles (3 km) to the north.


Archaeological Site of Tulum


Temple of the Wind

Temple of the Frescoes

Southeast Sector

The House of the Cenote

Archaeological sites near Tulum