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Its name means: "black jaguar"
Ek Balam is the archaeological site that holds majestic buildings hidden among large trees.
It has 45 structures and is surrounded by two concentric stone walls, and another one linking the central buildings.
You can see a ball game structure, an arch that communicates to a sacbe (sacred road), stelae, monuments, and something unique at maya zone: characters with wings.
Services: guides, restrooms, craft shop, snacks...
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Includes the estimated fuel cost of a roundtrip from Mérida and the toll at Pisté.
It is included the estimated cost of fuel and tolls for a car in a roundtrip.
The bus to Valladolid is taken from CAME bus station, located at 70 St. between 69 St. and 71 St., Downtown, Merida. From Valladolid you can take a colectivo or a taxi (28 km) to Ek Balam
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