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Ek Balam Mayan Ruins

20-minute drive from Valladolid on highway 295, direction Tizimin, Ek Balam Village, Mexico
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Recently excavated and restored Mayan ruins.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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20-minute drive from Valladolid on highway 295, direction Tizimin, Ek Balam Village, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Alltournative Ek Balam Cenote Maya excursion was the first excursion my newly engaged fiance and myself did during my stay in Riviera Maya. The tour bus picks you up at your resort early, but we had an amazing tour guide named Debby Van De...More

Thank victoriamona
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely couple of hours at these Maya ruins. You are able to, and as long you are brave enough, to climb up the steep steps to the top. The view is spectacular over the forest. A little expensive to get in at roughly...More

Thank Sarah-Mick
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous! We had a fabulous private tour through Mayan Page Tours and Transfers (see review). Willy Zotz gave us a wonderful day, and as all the other reviews say, this is a worth while experience. This was a highlight of trip. On the day that...More

Thank D A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well cared for, stunning beauty, interesting, safe and fun! Walk the ruins as if u lived in the city centuries ago and finish with a swim in one of the most amazing cenotes!

Thank greasyskier
Reviewed 1 week ago

this has been my favorite ruin so far. There are no vendors inside the ruin like at Chichen Itza so it is peaceful. The guide was very informative. At the beginning you walk up to see what you can and then you can ride a...More

Thank reescares
Reviewed 1 week ago

My hubby and I visited these ruins while on vacation in Mexico. Admittedly, we had trouble understanding our tour guide. I think maybe he was new. He would tell us about a specific ruin in English and then in Spanish, but any time he deviated...More

Thank richmond282
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would definitly recommend this place! We arrived a little after 8 and had the place all to ourselves. The view from the top is amazing. Really nice to experience a place not as touristy as many other places in the yucatan.

Thank rikkehvo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ek Balam is close to Chichen Itzá, however, the difference is that few tourists visit there so it is uncrowded AND you can CLIMB the structures! We felt like we had the whole place to ourselves! The tallest structure is well worth the climb as...More

1  Thank climbergirlLA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great to explore on your own, there are guides available but since I was on a budget I didn't use them. You can walk and climb all over the Ruins. Very cool place. However the cenote not good at all for non swimmers

Thank JoseJ1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ruins cost around 190 pesos per person. The cenote is extra and a 15 minute walk or you can pay for a tricycle ride. The big pyramid can be climbed with the chance to exit to a level half way up. Carvings and sculptures...More

Thank whitlamabroad
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Naomi M
Are you open on Mondays?
January 22, 2017|
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Response from vee_Mom_travels | Reviewed this property |
8-1700 everyday. They are in a different time zone also if you are staying in Quintana Roo region.
Elaine W
howfar to cancun?
December 31, 2016|
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Response from LizBravo | Reviewed this property |
We went from Playa Del Carmen in our rental car, its about a 2 hour drive.
Hello! Are dogs allowed in the park?
December 27, 2016|
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Response from Brian S | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but I wouldn't think so.