Ek Balam has a very raw feeling to it. There are neither boundaries nor ropes, neither vendors nor guides, neither plaques nor signs. - just peaceful & quiet time to explore, interact and have fun with the sites. Ek Balam invoked the explorer within us. We got the feeling that the sites were recently discovered. As we scaled the sites, the odd rock still slipped and moved and we felt we could find an artifact or secret passage around every corner!