Castillo Real is a partially excavated site with a temple, two chambers, and a lookout tower. It is believed to have been a Maya watchtower to protect against approaching enemies.
It’s located on the remote northeastern corner of the island, along the sand road leading to Punta Molas.
Not only is the road itself quite treacherous, it’s often closed due to a land dispute there. Ask at the tourist office for the latest before making any plans to head up there.
© Gary Chandler & Liza Prado from Moon Yucatán Peninsula, 9th edition