Scorpion’s Temple, Cancun

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  • July 22, 2017
    Stayed at the Westin Lagunamar and had a unit right on the beach overlooking this Temple. We were on the top floor providing great views of these small ruins and the photos looking down on it were ter...  more »
  • March 12, 2017
    The Scopion's Temple is located between Park Royal and the Westin. We stayed at the Park Royal and could walk from the pool to the site. Not allot of info was provided but I always enjoy seeing histor...  more »
  • March 10, 2017
    This Mayan Temple is one of the countless buildings that the ancient Maya built on the coastline of the Mexican State of Quintana Roo from the impressive walled city of Tulum and northwards buildings are located on Tankah; Pole (Xcaret); Xaman Ha (Playa del Carmen); The King, San Miguelito and Takul Villas in Cancun to the Meco front of Isla Mujeres, to name just a few. Possibly these structures relate to coastal surfing carrying out to make trade and religious pilgrimages, unfortunately the Temple of the Scorpion has been ¨encajonado¨ by the two hotels that flank it. Formerly the Sheraton Hotel (now demolished) respected space for the temple and had access to the public from Kukulcan Boulevard. The Westin lagunamar built rather than the Sheraton disrespectfully invaded the space of this archaeological site. The hotel does not allow free access from the street (which is illegal) but if you walk on the beach can do it without any problem. It is a small temple but it does make us reflect on the importance of the Mayan culture which left evidence scattered throughout the Yucatan Peninsula
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