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

Yucatan is a good option for those wishing to visit Ball Court, since travelers to this part of the Yucatan Peninsula will be pleased to have easy site access during their time there. There isn't much congestion in the area near the historic site, particularly since there is such a limited selection of lodgings close.

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 aren't particularly plentiful in the area near this historical site, however, you might find a couple places to grab a bite to eat. Chaya's Natural Restaurant is a great location to dine on your way to spending time at Ball Court, and is the most convenient dining option from it.


Contact Information

Location: Yucatan, Mexico


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