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Cancun Sights

Yamil Lu'um

  • Blvd. Kukulcán Map It
  • Zona Hotelera
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Updated 03/18/2013

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Located on Cancún's highest point (the name means "hilly land"), this archaeological site is on the grounds of the Park Royal Cancún and Westin Lagunamar, which means that nonguests can only visit from the beach side. The concierges at either hotel may let you enter through their property if you ask nicely, but otherwise head to Playa Marlín and you can admire the ruins from a distance. Although it consists of two structures—one probably a temple, the other probably

a lighthouse—this is the smallest of Cancún's ruins. Discovered in 1842 by John Lloyd Stephens, the ruins date from the late 13th or early 14th century. Keep an eye out for roaming iguanas.

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Blvd. Kukulcán, Km 12, Cancún, Quintana Roo, 77500, Mexico

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  • Free
  • Daily 9–5

Updated 03/18/2013


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Mar 24, 2005

fodors guide wrong for yamil Lu'um location

The guide says within occidental village this is really in the SHERATON resort in the Hotel Zone. This is free and right across from a large open air shopping center.

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