Ek Balam Archaelogical Site

Ek’ Balam Archaeological Site


In Ek’ Balam, magnificent architectural works, sculptures, paintings, and luxury objects were combined, showcasing the elite’s wealth and crafted by master artisans under the rulers’ patronage.

Ek’ Balam features a variety of Maya architectural styles, with each structure exhibiting a uniqueness that sets it apart from others. Unlike sites where repetition of elements and architectural forms is common, Ek’ Balam’s structures stand as individual expressions of creativity and craftsmanship.

Thanks to the Maya Train route, visitors have the opportunity to explore this fascinating archaeological site and immerse themselves in the rich history and culture of the ancient Maya. Don’t miss the chance to uncover this archaeological treasure while traveling along the Maya Train and exploring the cultural richness of southeastern Mexico.

Near Station


Jaguar Star

Structure 14 Ek Balam


Monday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 17:00 pm. Last entry at 16:00 hrs.

$95.00 MXN pesos.

Additionally, the State Government of Yucatán charges an admission fee of $417.00 for foreigners and $130.00 for Mexicans with official identification.

300 B.C. – 1500 A.D. | Late Preclassic

770 – 896 | Late Classic

Where is the Ek’ Balam Archaeological Site Located?

Se localiza en el municipio de Temozon, entre Tizimín y Valladolid, al oriente de Yucatán.

  • Fee for video camera
  • Fee for professional cameras
  • INAPAM discount (for seniors)
  • Discount for students and teachers
  • Free admission on Sundays (Mexicans)
  • Free entry for children under 13 years old
  • No smoking allowed

The Acropolis of Ek’Balam is among the largest constructions in Mesoamerica.


Ek’ Balam Archaelogical Site

The Twins Ek Balam Archaelogical Site

Structure 17 or The Twins

Vaulted Passage Ek' Balam Archaelogical Site

Structure 18 or Vaulted Passage

Acropolis Ek Balam Archaelogical Site

Structure 1 or Acropolis

Sak Xok Naah Ek Balam

Room 35 or Sak Xok Naah