Ek Balam Mexico
Ek Balam (meaning 'black jaguar') is located north of Valladolid on Highway 295. Ek Balam is one of the best kept secrets in the Yucatan.
Ek' Balam's importance peaked around 800 A.D., even though it was founded centuries earlier. The most significant structure at the site is the Acropolis. It holds the tomb of Ukit Lel Kan Tok, who was the ruler of Ek' Balam at the height of its power. Located north of the entrance, the Acropolis is instantly recognizable by its thatched roofs. Towering high above the trees, it's said that on a clear day you can see the Mayan ruins of Coba and Chichen Itza from the top