You've just spent an hour on a hot, crowded bus, rolling over bumpy, dusty roads, with little to see and even less to do.
"This better be worth it," you mutter to yourself as you catch the tram from the parking lot to the site itself. It's hot, you can't see your tour guide, and you have sunscreen in your eyes. Then you hand in your ticket and walk through the portal in the stone wall, and raise your head to see...
The sight is breathtaking, but the tour guides have this all planned. You will find yourself awed by each new sight, only to be all the more surprised at the next... I would recommend taking the tour the guides have planned for you, but you're free to wander if you choose.
All the information about the Tulum area history and ruins was kindly provided by our friend Scott Sakurai. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.