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 visitors to this area of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site during their visit. If you wish to stay somewhere within easy reach of this historical site, you'll enjoy a fair number of lodgings to choose from nearby.

Hotels near House Of The Chultun
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Mezzanine Hotel 1.3 mi. (2.9 km) SSW
Diamante K Lodge 1.4 mi. (3.0 km) SSW
Hotel Los Arrecifes Cottages 1.6 mi. (3.0 km) SSW
Blue Tulum Resort and Spa Resort 2.1 mi. (3.3 km) SSW
Posada Luna del Sur Hotel 2.5 mi. (0.9 km) W
Azulik Villa complex 2.6 mi. (4.0 km) SSW
Don Diego de la Selva Hotel 2.8 mi. (1.3 km) W

Location and What's Nearby

If you find your belly rumbling after your historic site visit, don't worry -- you will find an impressive array of lunch and dinner options within traveling distance. Don Cafeto, which has a menu full of International meals, offers convenient access to the historic site. It's only around a half mile away from this landmark, so stop in and eat up! Maui Wowi and Andreas Restaurant are a couple other dining options close-by where you have the chance to give your taste buds a treat and enjoy the Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean scene.


Contact Information

Location: the Riviera Maya, Mexico


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