House Of The Columns

Photo Credit: © Dennis Jarvis CC BY

One of the more complex of the Maya ruins, the House of Columns featured six columns that held up the roof, providing those people inside. This palace likely housed someone or something important.


Shaped like an "L", this building was likely more difficult to build than the more traditional Maya buildings, and was built in stages. While the roof and two walls have collapsed, much of the ruins are in good shape, and it is easy to see what the building would have looked like when in one peace.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit House Of The Columns may choose to book their trip in the Riviera Maya, since visitors to this region of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will have the benefit of easy site access throughout their trip. There are a good number of lodgings in the area surrounding this attraction.

Hotels near House Of The Columns
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

You won't have a hunger problem if you linger at this historic site; you will find an exceptionally large selection of local dining spots in the vicinity. El Mirador, a restaurant where their specialty is juices & smoothies, and offers convenient access to the historic site. The restaurant is maybe about a half mile away from this landmark, so grab a table and peruse the menu. Also close-by, you will find eateries including Don Cafeto and King Kebab letting you be picky as you choose between various dining options.


Contact Information

Location: the Riviera Maya, Mexico


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