Tulum Landmarks

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

Like learning about the historical roots of countries you visit? If that's the case, you might enjoy visiting some of these historical sites while on vacation in Tulum. Just click on each place's name to get full details.

One popular destination is Tulum Maya Ruins. It is found within 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 landmark that often intrigues visitors is Temple Of The Wind. It is found within Tulum Maya Ruins and located in the heart of Tulum. The temple itself is in a park of an entire collection of ruins, many of which you can climb. Temple of the Winds, however, is not one of them.

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.

Review the table just below to see historical sites in Tulum.

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 may explore some other interesting attractions in this area.

If the nitty gritty aspects of life by the sea intrigue you, consider visiting 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

Of course, Tulum includes additional attraction types. For a more thorough discussion of other attractions, go to this page.


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