Lookout Tower

Providing a vantage point for Maya lookouts, the Lookout Tower grants the person on top a clear view of the entire surrounding area. Still in good shape, this is one of the most popular ruins in the Tulum Site.

What to Expect

Visitors will be able to climb over this piece of history to the top. From above, they will gain a great view of the rest of the ruins, the jungle, and the sea.

Despite its age, the ruins are in good enough shape for the public to walk on. Taking the shape of a pyramid, the structure is made of stone and features a steep staircase for the brave.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Lookout Tower may choose to book their trip in the Riviera Maya, since those staying in this area of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will have easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. If you'd like to find a place near this historical site, you'll have quite a few hotel room choices in the vicinity.

Hotels near Lookout Tower
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Xbalamque Tulum Eco Camp Lodge 0.5 mi. (2.9 km) NW
Cabanas El Mirador Hostel 0.5 mi. (3.1 km) S
Zahra Cottages -- --
Mezzanine Hotel 1.4 mi. (2.9 km) SSW
Diamante K Lodge 1.5 mi. (3.0 km) SSW
Cabanas Los Arrecifes Cottages 1.7 mi. (3.0 km) SSW
L'hotelito Hotel 2.1 mi. (0.1 km) W

Location and What's Nearby

There is a modest selection neighboring outdoor options to engage in when you and your party aren't touring Lookout Tower. Historic site guests who would also like to work on their golf game should consider going to the closest course, Riviera Maya Golf Club. Lazy days can also be enjoyed at Tulum Mayan Ruins Beach, the nearest beach. Though the selection might be scarce, a few other equally enjoyable outdoor possibilities exist in the area. You will also find additional interesting places out of the sun in the vicinity. There are a pair of places you may enjoy -Main Entrance To Tulum Ruins and House Of The Cenote- each of them situated not far from the historic site.



While there is no additional charge to climb the tower, admission into Tulum is about $4.

Contact Information

Location: the Riviera Maya, Mexico


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