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, because travelers to this region of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will have the benefit of easy site access throughout their trip. If you want to stay somewhere near this historical site, there are a decent selection of nearby accommodations to choose from.

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

Location and What's Nearby

And, one of the most delightful possibilities while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be having food at a restaurant within traveling distance of this historical site. The most convenient eatery is El Mirador, where serve their specialty fare: juices & smoothies. The eatery is a brief distance away, but far-off enough that you may decide to arrange for using a particular method of transport to transport your party. Don Cafeto and King Kebab are a couple other restaurant choices nearby where travelers will have the chance to experience the flavors of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, and munch on some tasty cuisine.


Contact Information

Location: the Riviera Maya, Mexico


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