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

Consider staying on Isla Mujeres if you plan on visiting Ekab Maya Ruin, as visitors to this part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will be excited to have convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. There are a good number of lodgings in the area surrounding 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

There are many dining options to choose from in the area around Ekab Maya Ruin. El Pueblito is a great locale to have a bite to eat before spending time at this historical site, and is very close-by, making it a great option for its patrons. El Pueblito is a brief distance off, but far enough that you will want to aim for taking advantage of a type of transportation to transport your party. Also close-by, you and your party will come across eateries such as Almar Lounge and Casa O'S where you and your companions should be sure to sample International food and experience the flavors of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.


Contact Information

Location: Isla Mujeres


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