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

Those wishing to visit House Of The Chultun may choose to book their trip in the Riviera Maya, since travelers to this part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will have convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. There is a respectable collection of hotels in the community nearby House Of The Chultun.

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
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
L'hotelito Hotel 2.1 mi. (0.1 km) W

Location and What's Nearby

Folks coming to House Of The Chultun will be able to find a handful of outdoor activities like playing a few holes of golf and taking to the coast not far away. Historic site visitors who would also like to work on their golf game will surely enjoy heading over to nearby Riviera Maya Golf Club. If golfing isn't your thing, you might want to head over to Tulum Mayan Ruins Beach, which is the closest coastline to visit. Also, your group will likely discover one or two additional beach and golf options in the surrounding area. Visitors will also find a fair number of indoor attractions in this general vicinity. Not far away are two additional nearby places you may want to check out--Temple Of The Pinturas and House Of The Columns.


Contact Information

Location: the Riviera Maya, Mexico


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