Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Mayan civilization. It is right on the coast atop of 12 meter high cliffs and acted as a major port.

The site is very touristy and controlled, you cannot walk the ruins like you can at many other sites across mexico. It is the location that makes these Ruins special and being able to relax and take a swim on the beach while you are there really helps you cool down from the heat.