House Of The Deer

Photo Credit: © Dennis Jarvis CC BY

The House of the Deer was once the scientific center of the Chichen Itza. It was here that Mayas carried out research and experiments. The name, however, is a mystery. No where in the building is any significance of a deer mentioned; a mystery yet discovered by the archaeologist.


The House of the Deer is today left half standing, with a portion of it completely collapsed. However, from the front it is hard to tell that there is much damage to the structure at all as you look up at it on top its tall courtyard-pedestal.

Staying Close

House Of The Deer is located in Chichen Itza, meaning those staying in this area of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will be pleased to have easy site access throughout their trip. With just a few accommodations around the area around this historical site, much less tourist traffic might be bargained on.

Hotels near House Of The Deer
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Mayaland Hotel & Bungalows Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.2 km) E
Hacienda Chichen Resort Lodge 1.4 mi. (2.4 km) NW

Location and What's Nearby

There are a decent number of eateries to pick from in the neighborhood around this historical site. The most convenient place to eat is La Casa Del Mayab, which is a convenient buffet. The dining establishment is a short distance off, but far-off enough that you might decide to aim for taking advantage of a particular means of transport to travel there. Also within reach, you and your companions will come across eateries like Xunan and Las Mestizas so hopefully, at least one of these close by picks will satisfy the whole party.


Operating Hours

The Chichen Itza park is open from 8:00am until 5:30pm.


Admission into the Chichen Itza park is 88 pesos.

Contact Information

Location: Chichen Itza, Mexico


Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.