Tulum was our last site. Everything is roped off since there are so many tourists, and we were quite far back from the main buildings, but the setting was truly spectacular. It was worth going just for that. But in the end, I'd have skipped Tulum and Coba and flown out of Merida after visiting Chichen Itza which would have left more time to see sites further south. It felt almost trendy to be here.
Tulum was at its height just before the Spanish arrived, unlike all the rest of the sites we visited.