Tulum is the most emblematic site of the coast of Quintana Roo, due to its privileged location and the excellent conservation of its buildings and mural paintings. It is well known for its wall, which delimits the main set by its north, south and west sides, since the eastern sector looks to the Caribbean Sea; It has five entrances and two watchtowers.
The site is presided by El Castillo, the highest basement in Tulum, which preserves a temple with three entrances decorated with serpentine columns and two zoomorphic masks at the corners. In front of the Castle there is a platform for dances and to the southwest is the Temple of the Initial Series, where the earliest documented date was found in Tulum: 564 AD.
To the north is the Temple of the Descending God, with a small basement on which a building decorated with the image of that deity, the main iconographic element of the city, was built. Facing this set is the main road, with several buildings; the most important is the Temple of the Frescoes, whose mural paintings portray a series of supernatural beings residing in the Underworld, which constitute one of the most important testimonies of prehispanic Mayan mural painting. Continuing along the road you can see the palaces known as the House of Columns and the House of the Halach Uinik.
In the northeast access, the House of the Cenote, documents the importance that the Mayans gave to the aquatic cult linked to the cenotes, and near there is the Temple of the God of the Wind, named for its circular base, related to Kukulcán, god of the winds.