Tulum Archeological Site
TULUM: Gateway to the intriguing world of the Maya.
This area has the best views of any archeological site: the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.
The site’s main structures are: El Castillo, topped by a temple whose facade features three access points adorned with deities, columns with serpent motifs, and zoomorphic figureheads; Templo del Dios Descendente, dominated by a sculpture of the deity; and Templo de los Frescos, with interior paintings depicting aspects of the Mayan cosmogony. While it was not a large urban center, it played a leading role in the region’s trade both at sea and on land between the 13th and 16th centuries. The main buildings were erected during the late postclassical period. It was also an astronomical observatory and point of defense.
Zona Arqueológica de Tulum, Cancun - Chetumal, Zona Hotelera Tulum, 307, Tulum, Quintana Roo, MéxicoSee map