Ek Balam is located 26 km north of Valladolid and 186 km east of Merida. Referred to as the "Black or dark Jaguar", holder of majestic buildings hidden among large trees, it has emerged from the past to reveal some of its secrets. Ek Balam has 45 structures and is surrounded by two concentric stone walls linking most other central buildings. It has a ball court, a very beautiful arch which led to the sacred path, which in ancient times connected the Maya kingdoms. We can also find shooting star and snake hieroglyphics, which are beautifully carved monuments in stone blocks. The structures meet various architectural styles, but there are details that make them unique, such as images that resemble winged angels.