Temple Of The Descending God

Photo Credit: © Dennis Jarvis CC BY

The Temple of the Descending God is one of the most debated of the Maya structures. Named for the upside-down creature carved above the doorway, archeologists cannot agree on the origin of the figure. Still, it is known to be an important one, since it is carved in many other places.


Tourists are welcome to visit Temple of the Descending God and see for themselves the curious gaurdian of the door.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Temple Of The Descending God may choose to book their trip in the Riviera Maya, since guests staying in this region of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction throughout their trip. There is a respectable number of lodgings in the area nearby this landmark.

Hotels near Temple Of The Descending God
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Mezzanine Hotel 1.3 mi. (2.9 km) SSW
Diamante K Lodge 1.4 mi. (3.0 km) SSW
Hotel Los Arrecifes Cottages 1.6 mi. (3.0 km) SSW
Blue Tulum Resort and Spa Resort 2.1 mi. (3.3 km) SSW
Posada Luna del Sur Hotel 2.6 mi. (0.9 km) W
Azulik Villa complex 2.7 mi. (4.0 km) SSW
Don Diego de la Selva Hotel 2.9 mi. (1.3 km) W

Location and What's Nearby

Those visiting Temple Of The Descending God will be able to find a few options for outdoor activities like working on their golf game and heading to the beach within traveling distance. Historic site guests also hoping to play a round or two of golf will be pleased to learn of the closest golf course to the museum, Riviera Maya Golf Club. Uneventful days can also be spent at Tulum Mayan Ruins Beach, the most close-by beach. Additionally, your group may run into some extra beach and golf choices in the community. Visitors will also find a fair number of indoor places to visit in the vicinity. You'll find two attractions -Tulum Maya Ruins and Temple Of The Initial Series (Temple Of The Stellae)- both of which are found not far from the historic site.


Contact Information

Location: the Riviera Maya, Mexico


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