Chichen Itza Ball Court

Photo credit: © Alberto Azparren

This playing field of an old Maya game still stands, and used to be a very important part of Maya ceremonial life. After the games, one of the teams was sacrificed, however, researchers are still not sure if it was the losers or the winners who were killed.


The field is about as large as an American Football field, with two large stone walls on each side. On each wall is a stone ring. The ruins were considered to have been in very good shape for being abandoned for so long and are now about 90 percent restored.

Staying Close

Consider staying in Chichen Itza if you plan on visiting Chichen Itza Ball Court, since visitors to this part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will have convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. With just a few accommodations around the area surrounding this historical site, minimal tourist traffic might be bargained for.

Hotels near Chichen Itza Ball Court
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Mayaland Hotel & Bungalows Hotel 0.4 mi. (0.2 km) SSE
Hacienda Chichen Resort Lodge 1.3 mi. (2.4 km) NW

Location and What's Nearby

Chichen Itza Ball Court is well located for vacationers hoping to find a solid selection of dining options. The most convenient eatery is La Casa Del Mayab, which is a convenient buffet. The restaurant is a short ways off, but far enough that you might need to decide on taking advantage of some mode of transportation to get there. Also near Chichen Itza Ball Court you'll come across eateries such as Xunan and Las Mestizas giving you multiple lunch and dinner possibilities.


Operating Hours

The park is open from 8:00am until 5:30pm.


Admission into the park is 88 pesos.

Contact Information

Location: Chichen Itza, Mexico


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