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Ek Balam Mayan Ruins

Temozon, Mexico
+52 1 877 432 1569
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Temozon, Mexico
+52 1 877 432 1569
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Reviewed 25 February 2015

I have mixed feelings about Ek Balam; by itself it would be really cool, but contrary to some other recent reviews, it is not the only ruin you can climb in the area. You can also climb the main structure at Coba which is much...More

Thank Panu P
Reviewed 19 February 2015

OMG!---Ask for Loredo at Entertainment Plus. He will drive you from Cancun on the tollway to Ek Balam and other places. He is the nicest tour guide I have ever met! Great driver and a Great experience. Ek Balam is a MUST SEE. It is...More

Thank Lynne B
Reviewed 18 February 2015

We saw the ruin and propelled down the cenote. GREAT experience. First we climbed the ruin and was spoken to about the history of the ruin. It was as I expected, educational and amazing. It's not as big as I imagined it, but we were...More

Thank LYHYNC1_2015
Reviewed 15 February 2015

The ruins are very close to Cancun and Playa del Carmen and offer an interesting look at life in a Mayan City. There is so much yet to be uncovered there that it feels like one is part of the discovery of the archaeological ruins....More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 14 February 2015

This recently discovered ruin was about a 2 hour drive from our hotel. There is still lots more excavating to be done, but it is amazing. They even allowed visitors to climb the stairs on the big pyramid (this option will not last long).

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 13 February 2015

This site is one of the more recent archeological developments. We loved it because it is a bit out of the way from the main tourist sites (Chitchen Itza, Tulum). It is not so overwhelmingly geared to tourists. It is compact, can be absorbed thoroughly...More

1  Thank carolegth
Reviewed 12 February 2015

Amazing architecture and History the trip takes about 2 hours from Playa del Carmen plan on a full day.

Thank Rob_and_Tracy_131
Reviewed 11 February 2015

This is great trip to go on and very interesting. You are still able to go into the ruins and climb the main temple, which is well worth doing. Great time to visit as they are still uncovering alot of new things. Enjoyable day out.

Thank jenstouph
Reviewed 10 February 2015

First stopped at a Cenote and then had a nice lunch there. Onto the ruins and our Mayan guide was such a great story teller. I can't remember the tour group we went with but booked through Transat at the Occidental Grand Xcaret-guide was Olga...More

Thank winnipegtraveller10
Reviewed 10 February 2015

You can still walk up these ruins, they are not crowded and close together. Excellent tour guide Joan from Alltournative

Thank Jillian M
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Lora D
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Response from 60004Kathy | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, the question wouldn't come up on my phone yesterday. We just used the directions from Google maps to get from Playa to Ek Balam. The route took us on the frontage road along 307 north towards Cancun. At Calle Av... More