Mayan World Capital

No. 364 Weave your Hammock in a Mayan Village – Ek Balam

Recommended experience for kids:


Recommended experience for pets:


It is an inclusive experience:

Places close to the experience where you can spend the night:

Ek balam

Days open to the public:

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Schedules in which you can enjoy the experience:

08:00 - 16:00

Contact number to make reservations:

URLS of the sites where reservations can be made:

Important experience activities:

  • Hammock Weaving.
  • Tortillas hand-making.
  • Embroidery.
  • Walk around the village.

Approximate price:

$120 per person MXN

Months in which you can enjoy the experience:

All year long

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Ek Balam community allows you to discover the richness of Mayan communities, through active participation in several daily activities like hammock weaving, hand-made tortillas elaboration, and embroidering. After visiting Unajil Ek Balam tourist look-out, which translates as “house of the black jaguar”, you will go to the community to walk around the streets of this marvelous village and interact at three different homes, where workshops take place.

There is a cooperative in this small village located by the archeological site, formed by cornfield farmers who saw in tourism the opportunity of enhancing their identity and improving their quality of life. At their community tour, you can participate in sewing machine embroidering, hand-made tortillas elaboration, and hammock weaving workshops while you walk around the community with a local guide.

The cooperative also offers the opportunity of spending a quiet night in their traditional huts and taste delicious dishes at their dining area.

Do not miss the opportunity of learning and being part of the daily customs of an actual Mayan community, where apart from interacting with the people, you will learn at the workshops, you can learn about their houses, their courtyards, and the environment in which they live.

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Distance from Mérida to experience:


Duration of experience:

1 hour approximately

Suggested for:

Families, friends and couples

Distance from Mérida to experience No. 364 Weave your Hammock in a Mayan Village – Ek Balam

365 days

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