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Ek Balam Mayan Ruins, Ek Balam Village

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Step into the ancient past at Ek Balam Mayan Ruins, a well-preserved Mayan site at its pinnacle from 770 CE to 840 CE. The site included one of the largest structures excavated in the region; it includes defensive walls and an arched entrance. Take a guided tour to learn the history of this sacred place. Be sure to take the opportunity to climb to the top of the main temple--something not permitted at larger Mayan sites--and see views of the ancient city and jungle beyond. There's some shade on site, but bring along plenty of sunblock (and your camera). Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Ek Balam Mayan Ruins by using our Ek Balam Village family vacation planner.
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  • Beautiful temple in good condition and the more we can climb to the top. It's really good. The visit lasts about 6:30 to see also the cenote located 1.5 km super to freshen the water is very clean and clear.
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  • This was so amazing! We have been to Coba and Tulum. I really wanted to do Uxmal but it was just a but far for this trip, so we went to Ek Balam. Wow, just wow! We paid a taxi 3200.00 peso's to stay w...  more »
  • Away from the crowds of Chichen Itza, these ruins are great to explore and climb; detailed carvings are exquisite. Warning: cash only and no ATM nearby.  more »