The Grand Palace

This building is believed to have at one time been the residence of the high priest of the Maya city. It would have been one of the most grand buildings in the entire area. Today, it is just a shadow of what it once was, as the years have taken a toll on the structure. Nonetheless, this building, for the most part, still stands and even houses some of the original decorations from over a thousand years ago.


This Palace is the center of a collection of ruins. If you look closely, you will see a thatched roof on a section of the building; this is not authentic. It was instead put in recently to protect some of the interior decorations of the ruin.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit The Grand Palace may choose to book their trip in the Riviera Maya, as those staying in this area of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will have easy site access throughout their trip. There are a decent collection of lodgings in the district around this landmark.

Hotels near The Grand Palace
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Cabanas El Mirador Hostel 0.5 mi. (3.1 km) S
Xbalamque Tulum Eco Camp Lodge 0.5 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 1.5 mi. (3.0 km) SSW
Cabanas Los Arrecifes Cottages 1.6 mi. (3.0 km) SSW

Location and What's Nearby

And, one of the most exciting possibilities while spending some time exploring the area is sharing a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of this historical site. The closest place to eat is El Mirador, where they specialize in juices & smoothies. El Mirador is maybe about a half mile away from this site's location, so stop by and place your order. Also within a short distance, you and your companions will encounter eateries including Don Cafeto and King Kebab allowing you to choose between a few different lunch and dinner possibilities.


Contact Information

Location: The Riviera Maya, Mexico


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