Temple Of The Wind

Photo Credit: © Dennis Jarvis CC BY

While researchers are still attempting to figure out what the unique Temple of the Winds structure was used for, the leading explanation is that it was an observatory, as there is symbol and a little gap that line up with a constellation in the sky.

What to Expect

The temple itself is in a park of an entire collection of ruins, many of which you can climb. Temple of the Winds, however, is not one of them.

Perched precariously on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea, there is another theory about the Temple of the Winds purpose based upon its shape and location. Some believe it served regularly as a watch tower, but also as a hurricane warning system. The specially designed hole at the top of the temple was made to whistle when hurricane force winds are whipping up a storm. Proof of this occurred in 1995 when Hurricane Roxanne reached hurricane force winds and the temple whistled.

Staying Close

The Riviera Maya is a good option for those wishing to visit Temple Of The Wind, since travelers to this area of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will be pleased to have easy site access during their visit. There is a respectable bunch of lodgings in the region within range of this attraction.

Hotels near Temple Of The Wind
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Cabanas El Mirador Hostel 0.5 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 1.4 mi. (2.9 km) SSW
Zahra Cottages -- --
Diamante K Lodge 1.5 mi. (3.0 km) SSW
Cabanas Los Arrecifes Cottages 1.6 mi. (3.0 km) SSW

Location and What's Nearby

Of course, one of the most enjoyable options while spending some time exploring the area could be sharing a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of Temple Of The Wind. El Mirador, a restaurant where they dish out their specialty: juices & smoothies, and will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. It's maybe around a half mile from this landmark, so stop in and dig in! Also near Temple Of The Wind you and your party will find eateries like Don Cafeto and King Kebab providing you with a few different lunch and dinner possibilities.



It costs 35 pesos to enter the Tulum park in which Temple of the Winds is located.

Contact Information

Location: The Riviera Maya, Mexico


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