Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin

Photo Credit: © David Stanley CC BY

The Yamil Lu'um Maya Ruins, set between Park Royal Piramides and Westin Lagunamar, consists of two small temples built between 1200 and 1550 A.D. The location of these temples, Temple of the Scorpion and Temple of the Handprint suggests they were used as watch towers and even lighthouses.


While these ruins are small, they are located very close to the beach and other tourist attractions.

Staying Close

Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin is located in Cancun Beach Hotel Zone, meaning travelers to this part of Cancun will be excited to have convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. There are a lot of hotels within range of Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin.

Hotels near Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Park Royal Piramides Cancun Resort 0.1 mi. (11.9 km) NNW
Melia Turquesa Resort 0.2 mi. (11.9 km) N
ME Cancun Resort Resort 0.2 mi. (11.9 km) N
Suites Costa Blanca Hotel 0.2 mi. (11.7 km) W
Live Aqua Cancun Resort 0.3 mi. (12.0 km) SW
Avalon Grand Cancun Hotel 0.3 mi. (11.9 km) NNE
Flamingo Cancun Resort & Plaza Resort 0.6 mi. (12.0 km) NNE

Location and What's Nearby

Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin is located in Cancun Beach Hotel Zone, a neighborhood in the vicinity of Cancun; it's seven and a half miles (12 kilometers) to the southeast of Cancun.

These ruins are located on the Park Royal Piramides Hotel, which is on the beach in the hotel zone. If you are stopped at the hotel gate, simply tell the guard that you are going to the ruins and they will let you through.

Outdoor amusements like hitting a few rounds of golf and heading to the beach are also widely available in the region. Historic site visitors also wishing to get in a game of golf will be pleased to learn of the closest golf course to the museum, Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok. If golf doesn't tickle your fancy, think about checking out Playa Marlin, which is the closest coastline to visit. However, while these options may be the easiest to get to, you will still find a variety of equally enjoyable outdoor options. Visitors to this historic site are also close to a couple additional sites within a short range. The closest indoor place of interest to Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin is Interactive Aquarium Cancun, which is just a short distance away.


Contact Information

Location: Blvd. kukulcan, km. 12, Cancun, Mexico


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