Scorpion's Temple

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  • Address: Off Blvd Kukulcan Km 12.5, Cancun, Mexico
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Sculpture

Locally known as the Templo del Alacran, this temple is located on the highest point in Cancun at the Park Royal Cancun Resort. This temple got its name from the remains of scorpion sculpture that you can still see on its walls. Although this archeological site is surrounded by the towering hotels, it is still a beautiful reminder of the lost glory of earlier Mayan days. The Mayan civilization was quite advanced one as it used these coastal temples to warn others of storms and hurricanes. Some of the structures were especially established so that whenever the wind exceeded a certain speed, the towers would whistle to spread a warning signal to the locals so as to hurriedly take a shelter to escape the storm. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Cancun itinerary 5 days.

Scorpion's Temple Travel Tips

  • Entrance to see the ruins is free and it is recommended to visit this temple during the day as the steps are steep and somewhat rugged.
  • If you’d like to visit the ruins, speak to a staff member at the Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort or you can always get a view of it from the beach.

How to Reach Scorpion's Temple

  • Blue Line Stop #80, Green Line Stop #81

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  • Scorpion's Temple Address: Off Blvd Kukulcan Km 12.5, Cancun, Mexico
  • Scorpion's Temple Timing: 24-hrs
  • Scorpion's Temple Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Scorpion's Temple(preferred time): 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Scorpion's Temple: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 4.8% of people who visit Cancun include Scorpion's Temple in their plan

  • 33.33% of people start their Scorpion's Temple visit around 8 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Scorpion's Temple

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Scorpion's Temple

People normally club together Tres Rios Ecopark and Playa Linda while planning their visit to Scorpion's Temple.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Scorpion's Temple Reviews & Ratings

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  • Pretry cool. Right on the ocean. Mayan outpost i beleieve.

  • Don't try to get here through the Westin! It is crazy to me how this could wind up where it is. Kinda sad. Cool lil ruin so glad I found you!

  • Small little ruin tucked in the Westin compound. Just ask the security out front if you aren't staying there. Walking distance from La Isla mall

  • Views are beautiful. Not easy to get around. There are no handrails anywhere.

  • Historical artifact in the middle of the resort strip

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