Pyramid of Masks

Part of the larger Kohunlich, the pyramid of masks is an early classic pyramid which has a central stairway lined with huge humanized stucco masks.


One of the oldest structures at Kohunlich, the pyramid was built in 500 A.D. Today the masks and some of the lower parts of the stairs are all that remain of the structure.

Staying Close

Quintana Roo is a good option for those wishing to visit Pyramid of Masks, since those staying in this part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. With just a few accommodations around the community around Pyramid of Masks, much less tourist movement should be predicted.


Located in Quintana Roo, 24.5 miles northwest of Caledonia, Pyramid of Masks welcomes local residents and visitors who are rooming in this section of Mexico. Regardless of whether you are staying particularly close, you are free to drop by for some fun in the sun. It's 32.5 miles west of Chetumal.

Reaching the Pyramid of Masks is an adventure all in itself. Luckily, there are traffic signs along the way to help you. The most direct way to reach the pyramid is to head West out of Chetumal on the Chetumal – Villahermosa Highway for just over 25 miles. Keep an eye out for signs pointing you to Kohunlich, because at around the 25 mile mark, a large green sign will point you left. Make that turn and follow it South for about six miles until it ends at the pyramid.


Contact Information

Location: Quintana Roo, Mexico


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