Landmarks in Tulum

Photo Credit: © Dennis Jarvis

The top destination for Mexican ruins in the Mexican Caribbean, Tulum is a very popular destination for visitors from around the world hoping to explore these mysterious structures.  There are dozens of individual sites to see, enough to keep your days full of exploring these pre-Columbian structures.

Historical Sites

Tulum Maya Ruins

In case you enjoy exploring the historical roots of an unfamiliar place, you might enjoy visiting a few of these historical attractions during your time in Tulum. To get more information about each site, try clicking on the name.

A landmark worth visiting is Tulum Maya Ruins. It is situated in the heart of Tulum. If you're planing on visiting Tulum, make sure you set aside an entire day to do so. Located on Tulum property are about 60 well preserved buildings, as well as numerous other natural sites to see, most of which are housed within the Sian Ka'an biosphere.

Another popular destination is Temple Of The Wind. It is situated at Tulum Maya Ruins and located in the heart of Tulum. While researchers are still attempting to figure out what the unique Temple of the Winds structure was used for, the leading explanation is that it was an observatory, as there is symbol and a little gap that line up with a constellation in the sky.

House Of The Chultun: 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.

Take some time to look through the following chart for a list of historical sites in the area.

Historic Sites In Tulum
Name Phone Location
Casa del Cenote at Tulum Mayan Ruins -- Central Tulum
House Of The Cenote -- Central Tulum
House Of The Chultun -- Central Tulum
House Of The Columns -- Central Tulum
Lookout Tower -- Central Tulum
Main Entrance To Tulum Ruins -- Central Tulum
Sian Ka'an Arch (Entrance To Biosphere) (984) 141-4245 5.8 mi. South of Central Tulum
Temple Of The Descending God -- Central Tulum
Temple Of The Initial Series (Temple Of The Stellae) -- Central Tulum
Temple Of The Pinturas -- Central Tulum
Temple Of The Sea -- Central Tulum
Temple Of The Wind -- Central Tulum
The Grand Palace -- Central Tulum
Tulum Maya Ruins (987) 882-0972 Central Tulum
Tulum Outer Wall -- Central Tulum
Xel Ha Ruins (998) 883-3143 9.7 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Travelers will explore some other worthwhile local attractions in Tulum.

If the more functional aspects of life by the sea intrigue you, you might enjoy a visit to Tulum Lighthouse. The Tulum Lighthouse is located just south of the Maya ruin on top of the Salta Iman cliff. While visitors are welcome to visit the lighthouse, it is usually passed over.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In Tulum
Name Type Location
Tulum Lighthouse Lighthouse Central Tulum Mexico

If you would prefer having a wider selection of attractions beyond what's offered on this page, you should cast a wider net. For a more comprehensive look at other attractions, click here.


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