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 region of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. If you want to book your stay close to House Of The Chultun, there are a good selection of hotels to choose from in the area.

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 have access to at least a couple island activities like golfing and doing some beach-going without having to look very hard. Travelers who will enjoy trying out their ability at the green, might want to do so at the nearest golfing option, which is Riviera Maya Golf Club. If golf doesn't tickle your fancy, there's no need to fret - go over to Tulum Mayan Ruins Beach, which is the closest coastline to visit. Although the selection isn't overly extensive, one or two other equally enjoyable outdoor activities to choose from nearby. You will encounter plenty of interesting places out of the sun in this general area. There are a couple of additional places of interest nearby -Temple Of The Pinturas and House Of The Columns- both of which are found within a few miles of the historic site.


Contact Information

Location: the Riviera Maya, Mexico


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