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 travelers to this part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will be pleased to have easy site access throughout their trip. If you want to find a place near this historical site, you'll have a fair number of lodgings to choose from nearby.

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
La Vita e Bella Hotel 1.1 mi. (3.0 km) SSW
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

Location and What's Nearby

There are plenty of eateries to select from in the region near Temple Of The Descending God. The closest restaurant is El Mirador, where serve their specialty fare: juices & smoothies. The restaurant is just around a half mile away from this landmark, so grab a table and try something off the menu. Don Cafeto and King Kebab are a couple other dining options close-by where you could enjoy the local foods and culture of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.


Contact Information

Location: The Riviera Maya, Mexico


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