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Address: Blvd. Kukulcan | Km 12, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, Mexico

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Cool ruins

These ruins were right next to our hotel. It's small, but free and you can climb up to the top, so we enjoyed it. I would recommend it if you are staying nearby.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Celia S
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These ruins were right next to our hotel. It's small, but free and you can climb up to the top, so we enjoyed it. I would recommend it if you are staying nearby.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3,883 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

These ruins are nice to see, but since they are on the grounds of the Westin, they're a bit complicated to get to. They are officially government property, but the security guards at the Westin will stop you and have to escort you to the ruins if you're not a guest at the hotel.

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Thank QuickWhitTravel
Central Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Yamil Lu'um or the Scopion's Temple is a small Mayan ruin that sits perched above the beach right in the hotel zone between the Westin Lagunamar and the Park Royal. It's also right across the street from La Isla Mall. We stayed at the Beach Palace, so we just walked down the beach, about a 5 minute walk with young... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Super small ruins with 1 sign that has a general explanation of the ruin. Overall, it was cool to see. However, definitely small. We did see 2 iguanas after some searching. Getting there was kind of a pain. It looked like the only access was through hotels. We were stopped by a guard at a hotel. After explaining what we... More 

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Thank Bernstl
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Right on the beach at the Westin Laguna Mar. It's small, but it is still interesting. Lots of iguanas make this place home, it must be because of the beautiful view of the beach and ocean!

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This is a cool but small Mayan temple right on the beach right in the Zona Hoteleria in Cancun. The whole thing was about the size of our hotel room. We were staying next door at Live Aqua; I walked to the front entrance of the Westin, and the security guard escorted me to the site. It is pretty neat... More 

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Thank Garth H
Goose Creek
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

This is a nice small ruins next to the Westin Hotel. You must stop at the front desk or the gate to let them know you are going there. They will either tell you where to go or have someone escort you there. The ruins have a beautiful site of the beach and very limited picture taking opportunities as there... More 

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Thank Dartagnan C
bolton
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

lovely little set of ruins on the beach between 2 hotels. we had to walk though one hotel to get to it but luckily the security guard from the hotel was nice and let us walk though to get to it! Free and nice to photograph.

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Thank gemma b
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Great place to visit is you want to see and photograph Iguanas, the best place to see them is a small wooded area below the ruin's with access from the beach. You get to the temple ruin's via the hotel and when at the top there are excellent views of the beach and coastline.

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Thank squirrel1954
Sanford, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

My wife and I visited Yamil Lu'um twice. The first time, we visited in the afternoon and were ran off by the iguanas. The next day, I got up early and walked around with no problem. I took my wife back and there were larger iguanas, but I made her see it. Through the heat, it was a nice visit... More 

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