This weekend, my in-laws took us to see some Mayan ruins along with some family friends. It was an AMAZING time!
We went to Ek’ Balam (which means “Black Jaguar” in Mayan), a site located about 2 hours from Cancun, near the city of Valladolid in the state of Yucatan.
Words are insufficient, so I’ll just leave you with photos…
There are 2 hills like this. Each has a large, unearthed acropolis underneath.
The ball court:
The main acropolis… 106 stairs. I got halfway up and panicked. Luckily Jorge made it all the way and was able to take photos.
Beautifully preserved carvings at the entrance to a tomb:
And finally… Pepino the snake.