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

Those wishing to visit Temple Of The Wind may choose to book their trip in the Riviera Maya, as guests staying in this part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will be excited to have easy site access for the duration of their trip. If you'd like to book your stay near this historical site, you'll have a fair number of booking options in the area.

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
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
L'hotelito Hotel 2.1 mi. (0.1 km) W

Location and What's Nearby

If you're time spend at this site has got your stomach stomach growling, there's no need to fret -- there is an exceptional selection of food and drink options within traveling distance. The nearest eatery is El Mirador, where they specialize in juices & smoothies. El Mirador is maybe about a half mile from this landmark, so grab a table and place your order. Also close-by, you and your companions will come across restaurants like Don Cafeto and King Kebab allowing you to choose between a number of restaurant choices.



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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