The biggest and best preserved relief in the Mayan world.
Leave early and make the most of your trip by visiting the X'canché cenote at the same time as the archaeological site (or vice versa).
Valladolid is a little off the main zone of mass tourism on the peninsula (Riviera Maya and Cancún ), so the archaeological site of Ek Balam
is a little removed from the mass hordes of tourists who travel to Mexico
. That is, it's less visited than Chichén Itzá, which I acknowledge having snubbed. Ek Balam is less spectacular than Chichén Itzá, or even than other famous archaeological sites on the tourist round (Palenque, Tulum, Tikal, etc.). But its worth a visit for all that - although I have to say mainly for those who are mad about Mayan archaeology.