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

Consider staying in the Riviera Maya if you plan on visiting House Of The Columns, as visitors 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 Columns, you'll find a decent selection of booking options in the area.

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
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

If the time you spend at the historic site leaves your stomach stomach growling, don't fret -- you'll find a broad selection of food and beverage places in the general vicinity. El Mirador, a restaurant where they dish out their specialty: juices & smoothies, and is very close-by, making it a great option for patrons here. El Mirador is a slight distance off, but removed enough that you may decide to aim for taking advantage of a particular means of transport to arrive. Don Cafeto and King Kebab are some of the additional dining possibilities in the area where you have the chance to experience the flavors of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, and munch on some tasty cuisine.


Contact Information

Location: The Riviera Maya, Mexico


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