Ek Balam Ruins

Photo Credit: © Dennis Jarvis CC BY

The Ek Balam Ruins is the site of an ancient city that was likely an active native site since around 2000 BC until some time in the 1500's. The site is full of artifacts, wall paintings, and buildings. Since it is a bit further from Cancun and Cozumel, it is less crowded than some of the other, more popular, sites.


Those taking the time to visit Ek Balam will be able to explore a total of 45 distinct features of the city, from the main temple to the outer walls.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Ek Balam Ruins may choose to book their trip in Yucatan, since visitors to this area of the Yucatan Peninsula will have the benefit of easy site access throughout their trip. With only a small number of hotels in the area around Ek Balam Ruins, only a little foot traffic should be bargained on.

Hotels near Ek Balam Ruins
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Genesis Eco-Oasis Lodge 0.6 mi. (50.1 km) W
U-najil Cabanas Lodge 0.6 mi. (49.9 km) W

Location and What's Nearby

The community immediately near Ek Balam Ruins is not commonly known for its choices of dining options, but patrons might still come across at least some eateries to enjoy some delicious food. Chaya's Natural Restaurant is a wonderful restaurant to enjoy a meal at before checking out Ek Balam Ruins, and offers convenient access to it.


Contact Information

Location: East of Highway 295, Yucatan, Mexico


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