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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Temozon, Mexico
01(999) 9134034
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful site, and you can climb anything you want, even the steep stairs of the Acropolis! You enter through a building with an arch that has exits in all 4 directions. Ek Balam had defensive walls but little is visible of those today. The last...More

1  Thank Mary K
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

It was a little tough to find a first but it was totally worth it! You can climb all of the structures even the main pyramid! Totally worth the small entrance fee.

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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

My partner and I don't 'do' tour groups and we had heard some of the other sites were crowded and uncomfortable. Well this is the opposite of that! We hired a car and drove there, upon arriving there wasn't a single tour bus in the...More

Thank Kayleigh O
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Beautiful Mayan Ruins! These ruins are not well known and that makes them very enjoyable. As you go through the ruins and come upon the Acropolis that is about 500 foot wide and over 100 ft tall, it is like something out of a movie....More

1  Thank JohnnyChicago1
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We did not like Chitzen Itza as this place. Chitzen was extremely crowded and everyone tried to sell us something. But this place is really mysterious and almost no one there. It is a bit remote, take a car or scooter. Definitely worth visit!

1  Thank kalacz
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Nice and quiet and we loved the fact that we could climb on the diffrent building. Lovely cenote next door

1  Thank nixstix
Reviewed August 30, 2018

This place is magical and you can walk around and up and over everything.. Not to busy, especially if you go in the morning. And the cenote down the road is worth it too!

1  Thank JimmyDeluxe
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

After Chichén Itzá, which is a magical site one must visit, I went to Ek Balam ruins in (right outside Valladolid) and also into the Cenote. This site is less crowded, and you can climb the ruins! There is a spectacular view once you climb...More

1  Thank Rocio J
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I really loved this place! It such an amazing ruins to visit. Well preserved history, and you can climb up (Aug. 2018)!

1  Thank FatmaAndMerlyn
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Perfect ending for a perfect day. Claudia from Valletours took us there. You have to pay for everthing, but it is OK. The water was fresh and the place is well kept, on a natural low-key way. Which is common for most cenotes. Recommended.

1  Thank Nicki10
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October 20, 2018|
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Response from Rocio J | Reviewed this property |
Ek’Balam is less visited, and that allows for a more intimate experience. Plus, the view from atop is breathless.
April 24, 2018|
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Response from Tabula-Rasa143 | Reviewed this property |
We went a few days ago and we paid $150 MXN for a rickshaw ride that included the entrance fee. The ticket booth also offered $120 MXN for individual bike rentals that included the entrance fee to the cenote.
Erika G
March 1, 2018|
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Response from amaree13 | Reviewed this property |
Hey, it wasn‘t on 12th February.
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