Ball Court

Though not as large as the ball court at Chichen Itza, this Maya Ball Court gives visitors an idea of how the Mayas played their games. The surface goal may have been to hit the ball through a high stone hoop, but the end goal was to avoid being sacrificed to the gods.


Carvings that decorate the walls at this ball court depict the victory scene in which the captain of the winning team holds up the decapitated head of the losing team's captain. Other pictures show how the game was played.

Staying Close

Ball Court is located in Yucatan, so those staying in this area of the Yucatan Peninsula will be pleased to have convenient access to the historical site during their visit. With only a few accommodations around the neighborhood within the vicinity of this historical site, only moderate foot movement can be bargained for.

Hotels near Ball Court
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Genesis Eco-Oasis Lodge 0.5 mi. (50.1 km) W
U-najil Cabanas Lodge 0.6 mi. (49.9 km) W

Location and What's Nearby

Dining options may be few in number in the area close to Ball Court, yet you might find a couple places to grab a bite to eat. Chaya's Natural Restaurant is a wonderful restaurant to enjoy a meal at before visiting this historical site, and is very close-by, making it a great option for its patrons.


Contact Information

Location: Yucatan, Mexico


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