Once a powerful regional city, Ek Balam declined as Chichen Itza flourished. Explore this lesser known but magnificent walled city and ascend to the extraordinary structure, covered in stucco sculpture, that crowns its pyramid. Its magnificent artistry was preserved for eternity when the ancient Maya buried it to protect the tomb hidden within. Ek Balam’s rich mixture of architectural styles highlights its long trade relationships with other regions in the Yucatan peninsula. Dine al fresco beneath the shade of a magnificent tree by the entrance to Xchen cenote. As always, the surprising tastes of traditional Yucatecan cuisine are accompanied by five-star style and service.

Then spend an afternoon of pure chill-out at Xchen’s crystalline cenote. Its lookout tower offers an amazing view of the surrounding countryside—can you spot Ek Balam in the distance? Or just relax in a hammock and live the tranquility of this exclusive property.

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