'Forza Horizon 5' Jade Statue Location: Where to Find Everything in the Tulum Expedition

The Jade Statue is an ancient Mayan artifact that you are tasked with photographing in Forza Horizon 5. This guide will help you pin down its location, as well as all of the other points of interest in the surrounding region.

Taking a picture of the Jade Statue is an optional objective in the Tulum Expedition. To participate in this event, you will first need to unlock the "Apex" road racing outpost in the Horizon Adventure menu. Once you have done that, head over to the expedition's start point, which can be found to the southeast of El Estadio Horizon.

If you are struggling to find the showcase on the cluttered map, you can either filter out all the other icons (by pressing RB on the Xbox controller) or just look out for the picture of a blue temple. We have highlighted it on the screenshot below.

Once you are in the event, you will be taken on a cross-country journey to the coastal resort of Tulum (which made it into our list of the best real-life tourist destinations that you can visit in Forza Horizon 5).

Along the way, you will stopover at Ek' Balam to do a bit of sightseeing and it is here where you will find the Jade Statue.

Tulum Expedition Location in Forza Horizon 5
Image shows the "Forza Horizon 5" map. Tulum Expedition can be found to the southeast of El Estadio Horizon. Playground Games

Jade Statue Location

After racing to Ek' Balam, things will then slow down and you will be given a choice. You can either immediately head over to Ramiro on the outskirts of the archaeology site (to initiate the final stage of the expedition), or you can hang around for a little bit and complete some optional objectives. If you decide to do the latter, then you will be rewarded with extra accolade points (as well as some achievements).

One of these elective tasks is to take a picture of the Jade Statue. Of all of the objectives, this is probably the most difficult as it is remarkably well hidden, and the expedition is beset with heavy rainfall that obscures your vision.

The statue itself can be found tucked away in the northwest corner of the Ek' Balam site, surrounded by poles. Its specific location can be seen in the photo below.

Once you have found it, press up on the Xbox controller to get out your camera and snap a photo of the artifact.

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Reach the Top of the Central Ruin

Reaching the top of the central ruin is comparatively easy. All you have to do is look out for the imposing pyramid in the middle of Ek' Balam and drive up to the top of its stairs. Again, the relevant location can be seen in the screenshot's minimap below.

Ek' Balam Central Ruin Forza Horzion 5
The central ruin of Ek' Balam is obviously found in the middle of the region and resembles a giant pyramid. Playground Games

Find a Location for the Horizon Radio Beacon

The next optional objective in the Tulum Expedition is to find a suitable location for the Horizon Radio Beacon.

For this one, you need to head east from the central ruin and find the decking that has been laid atop the jungle floor. Mount this decking and then press the X button to deploy the beacon. Doing so will unlock the "New Tune" achievement.

Horizon Radio Beacon Location
You can place the Horizon Radio Beacon on this wooden decking to the east of the central ruin. Playground Games

Gold Statue Location

Taking a photo of the Golden Statue will unlock the "An Item Of Extreme Value" achievement. This particular idol can be found in the southeast corner of Ek' Balam, just on the outskirts of the site. Its precise location is shown in the below photo.

For more help with Forza Horizon 5, check out our guides on how to unlock the chicken suit and the 1968 Ford Mustang GT.

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