Ek-Balam- Ria Lagartos

 

Meet the protected environmental reserve Ria Lagartos. Biodiversity, characterized by abundant mangroves and extensive marine life, is considered of extraordinary richness. Rio Lagartos is the wild flamenco Mexican bird habitat. Also visit the ruins of Ek Balam with a specialist guide in the Mundo Maya.

 

 

Río Lagartos

Río Lagartos is a town in the state of Yucatán, Mexico. The town lies 42 kilometres north of Tizimín.

 

Río Lagartos is located at a lagoon, the Ria Lagartos, which is part of a natural reserve. This makes it an ideal place for birdwatching. This lagoon is part of the Petenes mangroves ecoregion, and the Ria Lagartos has been designated as an internationally recognized Important Bird Area

 

 

 

Ek-balam

 

Ek’ Balam is a Yucatec-Maya archaeological site within the municipality of Temozón, Mexico

 

Ek’ Balam was occupied from the Middle Preclassic through the Postclassic, although it ceased to thrive as a major city past the Late Classic. Beginning in the Late Preclassic, the population grew and the city expanded throughout the following periods. It eventually became the capital of the polity that constituted the region around the beginning of the Common Era

 

The layout of the site is surrounded by two concentric walls which served as defense against attack. There were many smaller walls that snaked through the city as well. The inner wall encompasses an area of 9.55 hectares (23.6 acres). The carved stone of the inner wall, 2 metres (6.6 ft) tall and 3 metres (9.8 ft) wide, is covered in plaster; the outer wall serves purely for defense, as it is less substantial and less decorative. These walls were the largest in the Late Classic Yucatan, and seem to have a symbolic meaning of protection and military strength. Theories claiming a hasty desertion of the city are backed up by the fourth wall inside the city, which “bisects the Great Plaza, and, at less than a meter wide and made of poorly constructed rubble, it was clearly built as a last ditch effort at protection” against invading attackers.

 

The tour includes

BUS TRANSPORTATION

FREE BAR A BORD

BOAT RIDE

TOUR IN THE RIA

EK BALAM ENTRY

GUIDE

LUNCH BUFFET & FREE BAR

JUST ON WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY

DURATION 12 HOURS

 



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