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

Those wishing to visit Chichen Itza Ball Court may choose to book their trip in Chichen Itza, as those staying in this part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will be excited to have easy access to this historic attraction during their visit. With only a small number of hotels in the area within the vicinity of this historical site, relatively little tourist traffic might be anticipated.

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

You'll discover a decent number of eateries to consider in the area around Chichen Itza Ball Court. La Casa Del Mayab is an easy to come by buffet close-by, making it a great option for site patrons. It is around a mile away from this site's location, so check it out and eat up! Also close-by, you and your group will have eateries like Xunan and Las Mestizas allowing you to choose between a fair number dining 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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