Coba, Quintana Roo.
In addition to beaches, cenotes and theme parks; Another attraction that captivates those who visit the Riviera Maya are the Archaeological Zones.
Architectural constructions, some dating back thousands of years. Where thanks to the preservation of theses sites, we know the way in which the ancient Mayan settlers lived their culture, religion, art and lifestyle.
One of the archaeological site in Quintana Roo is Cobá, which means “water with moss”. This important site is located 47 km from Tulum.
This archaeological zone flourished in the classical period, when the Mayans ruled an extensive region. Between 200 and 800 A.D., Cobá was one of the largest metropolises of Mayan culture.
Cobá has an area of approximately 70 square kilometers, and has 45 roads called Sacbeob (Sacbé in the singular), which connected the different areas of this site. Among its constructions, the temple is the most noteworthy, one of the tallest pyramids in the Yucatan peninsula, it is Nohoch Mul Temple.
It is 42 meters high and fortunately you can still see the view from its highest point. It will dazzle you with views of the surrounding Mayan jungle and you can see the Macanxoc lagoon and the Cobá lagoon. In addition to Nohoch Mul, there are other outstanding constructions such as La Iglesia, Las Pinturas, El Observatorio, Playgrounds, among others.
You can tour Coba by walking the architectural vestiges of the ancient Mayan civilization or rent a bicycle or tricitaxi to do it faster and have fun.
The advantage of this vibrant place is that the Sacbeob paths are covered by the treetops, providing shade, freshness and making the journey more enjoyable.
Cobá opens from Monday to Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (The last access is at 4:30 p.m.).
The cost is $ 70 pesos.
On Sundays Mexicans enter for free by presenting an official ID. We recommend using comfortable shoes, sunscreen, mosquito repellent and hat or cap for this expedition.
The Tulum area is made more attractive for visitors by having these archeological sites nearby.
Would you dare to climb 42 meters to see the Mayan jungle from the heights?
Visit Cobá and be amazed by the great Mayan architecture!