Ek Balam is located in the state of Yucatan (Mexcico) and is one of the most important archaeological sites of the late classic period of the great Mayan culture. It is located 30 km from Valladolid, the signage is inadequate but should seek the path that connects Tizimín Valladolid and then through the village of Temozón, which is the closest to the archaeological site. The nearby cities of Cancun and Merida , from which the above road to Cancun, connect it with the rest of the country.
The site is medium in size and the only way to cross it on foot. Do not forget to walk with a hat and bring a bottle of purified water and plenty of sunscreen. In the archaeological site there are local guides who speak English, French and Italian. Of course, all staff speak Spanish as a second language but probably because a majority of the inhabitants of Yucatan Maya still retain the native language. The archaeological placards have information in English, Spanish and Mayan.
You should also consider going to Valladolid (40 miles away), where you can find a wider variety of restaurant and a better selection of Yucatecan food. Ek Balam is a secure site and that the influx of tourists is still low and the number of local people is minimal. Although many hotels and restaurants operate their own water purification is advisable to take bottled water, which is a guarantee of purity and in any place.
We recommend using sunscreens because of high temperatures in the Mexican Caribbean. The lotion must be biodegradable always a way to protect the natural environment.