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

The Riviera Maya is a good option for those wishing to visit The Grand Palace, since visitors to this area of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction throughout their trip. There are a good bunch of hotels in the area around this landmark.

Hotels near The Grand Palace
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Mezzanine Hotel 1.3 mi. (2.9 km) SSW
Diamante K Lodge 1.5 mi. (3.0 km) SSW
Hotel Los Arrecifes Cottages 1.6 mi. (3.0 km) SSW
Blue Tulum Resort and Spa Resort 2.1 mi. (3.3 km) SSW
Posada Luna del Sur Hotel 2.6 mi. (0.9 km) W
Azulik Villa complex 2.7 mi. (4.0 km) SSW
Don Diego de la Selva Hotel 2.9 mi. (1.3 km) W

Location and What's Nearby

If you work up an appetite while viewing the historic site, don't worry -- you'll find a great concentration of food and beverage places in this general area. Don Cafeto, which offers International meals, offers convenient access to the historic site. The restaurant is a brief distance away, but distant enough that you will want to make arrangements for employing some type of transportation to transport your party. Andreas Restaurant and Maui Wowi are some more restaurant options close to The Grand Palace. At Maui Wowi you and your companions shouldn't get up and go without trying their specialty, smoothies.


Contact Information

Location: the Riviera Maya, Mexico


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