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

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Bit awkward to find but worth it

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2016
gemma b
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bolton
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Goose Creek
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 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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bolton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 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 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 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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Sanford, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 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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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Small Mayan ruin by the Westin Lagunamar. Not much to see as far as the ruin goes, but has a great view of the ocean. Also, inhabited by numerous iguanas. The Westin offers an experience where you can feed the iguanas

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3 Thank eric b
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

People love the view at Tulum but this is a beautiful view of the Sea from the highest perch in Cancun. Was a Temple and has some beautiful columns, walls are still strong Alters still apparent and steps in good condition. Seems like it may have been a maritime landmark. Stop by the Westin for entrance. They are spectacular there.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This ruin is also known as Scorpions Temple. Walk into the front lobby of the Westin Hotel. Tell the staff you would like to see it. You'll walk through the lobby and to your left is the remains. Inside the lobby to your right is a display as well.

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Pittsburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2009

Perched upon what is said to be the highest point in Cancun, is an ancient Mayan ruin, Yamil Lu'um. Probably the best thing about this ruin, is its proximity to the Caribbean Sea. You can see it from the beach, and walk a few steps to its platform for an up close look. It is a very small sample of... More 

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