Tulum is relatively compact compared with many other Maya sites, and is one of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites. Tulum was one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Maya; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. Old World diseases brought by the Spanish settlers appear to have been the cause of its demise.
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House of the Cenote

Structure 45 (God of Winds Temple)

The Great Palace

El Castillo

House of the Frescos


Snake in the grass

Frigate bird

We also saw a family of Jaguarundi as we were leaving the ruins of Tulum