Q: WHERE IS EK BALAM LOCATED? IS IT IN
A: Ek Balam is located in the Yucatan, near Valladolid and
Chichen Itza. It is about a 3 hour drive from Playa del
Carmen. To visit Ek Balam from Cozumel, you'll just ride the
passenger ferry over to Playa del Carmen to meet your tour.
See Ferry Details.
Q: I'M ON A CRUISE SHIP - CAN I DO THESE
A: Ek Balam is really too far away to do from a cruise ship
in Cozumel. You might check into excursions in Progreso if
your ship is stopping there. We suggest visiting Tulum or Coba
instead if you're on a cruise ship.
Q: WHAT WILL I SEE AT EK BALAM?
A: The biggest pyramid at the ruins site is the Acropolis,
famed for it's 15-foot high Jaguar's mouth featuring winged Mayan
warriors. Ek Balam means "Black Jaguar" in Mayan. From
the top of the Acropolis, you can even see the ruins sites of
Chichen Itza and Coba. Also at the ruins site, you will find
45 structures, including two very large unexcavated buildings.
Among the temples you'll find are the Tomb of Ukit Kan Le'k Tok',
The Oval Palace, The Mayan Ball Court, The Twin Pyramids, and a
beautiful entrance arch.
Q: DO YOU OFFER ANY PRIVATE TOURS TO EK
A: We are happy to organize a private tour of any kind for
you. We don't have it pre-packaged on our website, but if you
give us a call or drop us an e-mail, we'll set it up for you.