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, as travelers to this region of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will have convenient access to the historical site during their visit. There is a respectable collection of hotels in the locale near this facility.

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

There are dozens of dining options to select from in the region nearby this historical site. The most nearby place to eat is El Mirador, where they dish out their specialty: juices & smoothies. El Mirador is a small distance off, but removed enough that you might need to decide on having a particular method of transport to transport your party. Also within reach, you and your companions will have eateries such as Don Cafeto and King Kebab so you don't need to be picky, since you'll find several lunch and dinner possibilities.


Contact Information

Location: the Riviera Maya, Mexico


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