The Acropolis

The Acropolis at Ek Balam is the burial site of King Ukit Kan Le'k Tok' that was discovered with over 7000 relics.

What to Expect

The Acropolis is a popular tourist attractions because it gives a bit more insight into the daily lives of Mayas. While their temples and tales of sacrifice are commonly known, it is rare to hear of the simple things like where they slept. Here at the Acropolis, archaeologists have unearthed stone beds with cubbyholes for storing possessions and other such structures.

This tall stone building includes steep stairs and extensive carvings on the walls.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit The Acropolis may choose to book their trip in Yucatan, as those staying in this part of the Yucatan Peninsula will have the benefit of easy site access during their time there. The area around this site remains relatively quiet, especially as there are very few hotel booking options nearby.

Hotels near The Acropolis
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

Restaurant options are hard to find in the area close to The Acropolis. The most proximate eatery is Chaya's Natural Restaurant, an ideal restaurant to have a bite to eat at on your way to checking out The Acropolis.



The admission price into the park is 25 pesos.

Contact Information

Location: Yucatan, Mexico


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