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

Ekab Maya Ruin is located on Isla Mujeres, ensuring travelers to this part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site during their time there. There is a respectable number of hotels in the area around this facility.

Hotels near Ekab Maya Ruin
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Unika Unique Hideaway Resort 0.1 mi. (3.8 km) NW
Hotel Garrafon de Castilla Hotel 0.5 mi. (3.2 km) NW
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
Velavento Hotel & Beach Club Hotel -- --
Villa La Bella B & B 2.5 mi. (0.3 km) NNW
Hi-Na-Ha Beach Resort Hotel 2.5 mi. (0.6 km) NW

Location and What's Nearby

Vivacious explorers will also be attracted by the area because of the options for open-air options. Historic site guests who would also like to work on their golf game can do so at the nearest course, Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok. Long days can also be spent at Playa Garrafon, the nearest beach. However, an additional selection of beach and golf options are available in the region. If you'd prefer to remain indoors, there are also several additional attractions within a short range. One of the few additional landmarks by Ekab Maya Ruin that vacationers will most likely take pleasure in is Punta Sur Lighthouse.


Contact Information

Location: Isla Mujeres


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