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Cancun International Airport highway, Cancun - Chetumal Km 22, 77565 Cancún, Q.R.

The Alacran Temple in Cancun: Mayan Culture

we present: the Temple of the Scorpion. It is one of the most hidden archaeological sites that Cancun has, a construction of the ancient Mayan civilization that was trapped by a hotel and that part of the constructions are above the historical vestiges, something that outraged many locals.

Because in addition to the wonders in the sea, tips and recommendations, we must highlight the culture we present: the Temple of the Scorpion.

It is one of the most hidden archaeological sites that Cancun has, a construction of the ancient Mayan civilization that was trapped by a hotel and that part of the constructions are above the historical vestiges, something that outraged many locals.

During the creation of the Isla Cancun project, today a hotel zone, several archaeological sites were found in the area, such as the mound of Villas Tacul, Las Ruinas del Rey and La Pirámide de San Miguelito, Las Ruinas de Pok Ta Pok, the ruins at the Dreamers Hotel and of course El Templo del Alacrán (whose real name is the ruins of Yamil Lu’um).

Currently access is through the beach area, however you have to walk about 3 kilometers along the coastline to reach this sacred place of the ancient Maya.

This has made many people uncomfortable because previously access was public, as it should be and as Mexican law does not indicate, but don’t worry, access is really easy and worth it.

The Mayan construction gets the popular name of the Temple of the Scorpion due to the Mayan vestiges that were found in its interior there was a sculpture in the form of the aforementioned arachnid and hence its popularity.

This Mayan construction, which is part of the coastline, was an indicator of the paths that navigators had to follow to reach different sites such as Isla Mujeres.