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

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone is a good option for those wishing to visit Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin, since visitors to this area of Cancun will have convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. There are numerous lodgings around this historical site.

Hotels near Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Park Royal Piramides Cancun Resort 0.1 mi. (11.9 km) NNW
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
The Royal Cancun - Luxury All Inclusive Resort Resort 0.7 mi. (11.9 km) NNE

Location and What's Nearby

Located in Cancun Beach Hotel Zone, Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin welcomes residents and visitors who are rooming in or close to this neighborhood. Whether or not you are staying nearby, you should consider dropping by for some fun in the sun. It's 7.5 miles 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.

Active explorers will additionally be enchanted by the region because of the ample availability of open-air pursuits. Guests interested in testing their skills on the course, can do so at the most convenient golfing facility, which is Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok. Free days can also be planned at Playa Marlin, the nearest beach. Plus, an additional selection of golf and beach attractions are located in the community. If you would prefer to remain inside there are also several other interesting local sites you may want to check out. Just up the road you'll find Interactive Aquarium Cancun, one of only a couple extra interesting spots available this close to the historic site.


Contact Information

Location: Blvd. kukulcan, km. 12, Cancun Beach Hotel Zone, Mexico


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