Ekab Maya Ruin

Dating back to a time when Isla Mujeres was called Ekab, these Maya ruins served as both a temple and a lighthouse for maritime travelers. The feature was crucial for the Maya who would travel to the island to mine for salt and other resources.


While most of the ruins have survived, the defining feature, the arch, has collapsed. Luckily, most of the rest has maintained its shape, and it is easy to use your imagination to see the rest.

Staying Close

Isla Mujeres is a good option for those wishing to visit Ekab Maya Ruin, because travelers to this region of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction during their visit. If you'd like to find a place within easy reach of this historical site, you'll find a good selection of nearby accommodations to choose from.

Hotels near Ekab Maya Ruin
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Casa De Los Suenos Resort And Spa Resort 0.8 mi. (2.7 km) NW
Maria's Kan Kin Hotel 0.9 mi. (2.6 km) NW
Villa La Bella B & B 2.5 mi. (0.3 km) NNW
Velavento Beach Club Hotel 2.5 mi. (0.6 km) NW
Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun Hotel 2.8 mi. (0.8 km) NW
Raintree's Villa Vera Isla Mujeres Villa complex -- --
Puerto Isla Mujeres Resort and Yacht Club Hotel 2.9 mi. (0.7 km) NW

Location and What's Nearby

You certainly won't go hungry if you're spending time near this historical site; you'll find an impressive spread dining options within traveling distance. The most proximate restaurant is Playa Lancheros Beach Club, a wonderful restaurant to fill up at on your way to spending time at this historical site. It is maybe around a mile and a half away from this site's location, so grab a table and place your order. Also near Ekab Maya Ruin you and your companions will come across eateries like Playa Paraiso Beach Club and Zama Yacht and Beach Club allowing you to choose between several dining options.


Contact Information

Location: Isla Mujeres


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