Back

Juego de Pelota (Ball court)

Malpasito

This is incline as if it were a pool, but without water. You can still see the stands and even descend through them. The field is covered by grass like current soccer fields, although this juego de pelota (ballcourt) has a different distribution—it’s very long but quite narrow and shallow.

You may only see trees above your shoulders if you look from the inside. Maybe this distribution is because they intended to keep all the attention on the game’s ritual, allowing both players and assistants to stay focused.

Something striking in this ballcourt is a very useful drainage system during the rainy season—avoided stagnation and bears witness to the amazing engineering that locals have had since then.

But the mesoamerican ballgame wasn’t just a sport for the Zoques. It was related to the power and fertility cult. Some historians say this meeting was quite an event—the day before the game, players performed a purification ritual in the morning and hours later a wakefulness one. All of them met in the temazcal located next to the court.
This is incline as if it were a pool, but without water. You can still see the stands and even descend through them. The field is covered by grass like current soccer fields, although this juego de pelota (ballcourt) has a different distribution—it’s very long but quite narrow and shallow.

Show more information


You may only see trees above your shoulders if you look from the inside. Maybe this distribution is because they intended to keep all the attention on the game’s ritual, allowing both players and assistants to stay focused.

Something striking in this ballcourt is a very useful drainage system during the rainy season—avoided stagnation and bears witness to the amazing engineering that locals have had since then.

Show less

Other activities and things to do
Book now!
Price range
Category
No hotels matched your search.
Price range
Category
No hotels matched your search.
Price range
Category
No hotels matched your search.
Price range
Category
No hotels matched your search.
Write a key word