House Of The Chultun

Photo Credit: © Dennis Jarvis CC BY

These ruins at one time served as a water mane. The rainwater would drain into an underground storage area and be used by the Maya at a later time. Much like a modern day water tower, these kinds of resources were crucial in building a city that could support growing populations.


The ruins are made completely of stone and formed a house-like structure. Inside, the water could be stored in the shade. The archaeologist have done some minor reconstruction, most notably adding a period accurate straw roof.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying in the Riviera Maya if you plan on visiting House Of The Chultun, as travelers to this region of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will be excited to have easy site access during their visit. If you want to find a place within easy reach of House Of The Chultun, there are a moderate selection of lodgings to choose from nearby.

Hotels near House Of The Chultun
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Cabanas El Mirador Hostel 0.4 mi. (3.1 km) S
Xbalamque Tulum Eco Camp Lodge 0.5 mi. (2.9 km) NW
La Vita e Bella Hotel 1.1 mi. (3.0 km) SSW
Mezzanine Hotel 1.3 mi. (2.9 km) SSW
Zahra Cottages -- --
Diamante K Lodge 1.4 mi. (3.0 km) SSW
Cabanas Los Arrecifes Cottages 1.6 mi. (3.0 km) SSW

Location and What's Nearby

Of course, one of the most enjoyable possibilities while spending a few hours exploring the area is eating fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of this historical site. El Mirador, a restaurant where they specialize in juices & smoothies, and offers convenient access to the historic site. The eatery is a slight distance away, but out of the way enough that you will decide to make arrangements for having some method of transportation to get there. Don Cafeto and King Kebab are a couple other nearby lunch and dinner possibilities where visitors will be able to enjoy the local cuisine in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.


Contact Information

Location: The Riviera Maya, Mexico


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