Temple Of The Descending God

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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

The Riviera Maya is a good option for those wishing to visit Temple Of The Descending God, since guests staying in this region of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will be pleased to have convenient access to the historical site during their time there. There is a respectable bunch of lodgings in the locale surrounding this landmark.

Hotels near Temple Of The Descending God
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Cabanas El Mirador Hostel 0.4 mi. (3.1 km) SSW
Xbalamque Tulum Eco Camp Lodge 0.6 mi. (2.9 km) NW
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
Blue Tulum Resort and Spa Resort 2.1 mi. (3.3 km) SSW

Location and What's Nearby

Those visiting Temple Of The Descending God will be able to enjoy at least a couple outdoor activity options like hitting a few rounds of golf and enjoying water sports within traveling distance. Tourists who are interested in testing their skillfulness around the green, might want to do so at the nearest option, which is Riviera Maya Golf Club. Lazy hours can also be spent at Tulum Mayan Ruins Beach, the closest beach. Also, your group might discover a couple more outdoor options in the surrounding area. Visitors will find a variety of indoor attractions in the vicinity. There are a couple of spots worth checking out -Tulum Maya Ruins and Temple Of The Initial Series (Temple Of The Stellae)- each of them located a short distance from the historic site.


Contact Information

Location: the Riviera Maya, Mexico


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