Coba - ancient Mayan city located 40 km north-west of Tulum. The ceremonial buildings in the city were built about 250-900 years BC. e. In the heyday of the Mayan civilization, the city was one of the largest in the Yucatan peninsula, its population was about 50,000 people.

Its area is about 50 square meters. km., the city was an important political, cultural and religious center. Coba is a group of monuments, connected maze of footpaths and ancient Mayan roads in the jungle, called "cakbe".
Archaeological Zone, located in the jungle, and it is believed that in contrast to Chichen Itza, which many call the tourist too, Coba did not lost the atmosphere of the ancient Indian city.
Not far from the town there is a lake, which is rare for Yucatan in which almost no lakes due to limestone soil structure. All the water goes into the ground, forming a cave and senotnye system. In the lake are found crocodiles, as evidenced by signs, for this reason, swimming is prohibited in the lake. Near the lake there is a restaurant, where you can relax and dine.

How to move around in Coba

It is certainly possible to travel by foot, if you love hiking, especially when you are surrounded by jungle. You can rent a bicycle and explore the Coba on it. There is an option to order two local trishaw and then you can say comfortably check all the sights.

How to get to Coba

This can be visited as a part of a tour group, and independently. Independently can be reached by ADO bus, travel time from Cancun about 3 hours from Playa del Carmen, about 2 hours. Buses are a 10-minute walk from the entrance to the complex. The complex is open seven days a week from 8.00 - 17.00. At 200 meters from the entrance to the complex located hotel Villas Arqueologicas, and a short drive from Ha Cenote Cho (Cho Xa).

Coba travel photos

Coba
Pyramid Nohoch Mul, means "Big Mound", but more commonly known as the "Great Pyramid". Height of the pyramid 42 meters, it is the second highest in the Yucatan Peninsula.

Mexico

Coba
Climb on such a pyramid is not so simple, the steps are narrow and high, and a total of one hundred and twenty. To facilitate the ascent to the pyramid tour, was hanged by a special cable.

Mexico
With the site located at the very top of the pyramid overlooking the endless jungle.

Mexico

Mexico

Coba
Peel off the pyramid, is even more difficult than it rise, and even more so if the rain, as in this case.

Coba

Mexico

Coba
In the field for ball games and pyramid Nohoch Mul, located Xaibe pyramid, which means the intersection. The name of the pyramid was due to the fact that is located at the intersection of 4 roads Sak baa.

Coba
Golf ball in this case is not very large. Exactly how the game is unknown. According to some reports, it is believed that touch the ball could only get the ball and hips should be in a small ring on the wall. The losing team and its captain was sacrificed. According to others, it was necessary to keep the ball in play in volleyball, and the rings appeared after.

Mexico Coba
The rain and had to do a photo from under the canopy of palm leaves.

 
0 Dislike0

Video site YouTube channel

Most Popular

Spice moments in women's sports

Spice moments in women's sports

Women have always attracted male attention, so men are so fond of women's sports. In addition to sports excitement, such competitions abound with piquant moments. This can be seen by looking at another fascinating collection of photos.

Books that are 1000 years old are kept in an African village

Books that are 1000 years old are kept in an African village

Mauritania, perhaps this is the last country in the world in which slavery exists. Slavery in Mauritania was officially abolished in 2008, but the authorities do not punish slave owners.

Photos People

Photos People

Photographing people is one of the most popular activities of photographers. This line includes a variety of genres such as portrait photography, wedding photography, nude photo, and more.

Russian sauna

Russian sauna

Russian bath, our ancestors knew about the healing properties of the bath. But in fact, a significant portion of visitors to baths or saunas go there not for the medicinal properties, and for that to have a good time or just hang out.

Travel to Ethiopia

Travel to Ethiopia

It has long been gone are the days of great geographical discoveries, but in the world there are still places where the traveler can feel like a pioneer, having plunged into the world of primitive tribes and seeing the planet is the same as it was during the early days of mankind. One of these is now the few places on the planet - Ethiopia.

Facebook

ВК ГРУППА


Bangkok - Thailand's capital. The most modern and urban, cultural and entertainment paradise for shopaholics and dandies. Bangkok is the bes
Marrakech is one of the four imperial cities of Morocco. It ranked among the most visited by tourists. At the same time, the city has not
Angkor the ancient capital (IX-XV centuries), the Khmer empire from IX to XII century to dominate the whole of Southeast Asia. Angkor is the
Varanasi is the most sacred Hindu city. City of light, life and death. It is said that he was so filled with spiritual power that even the s
In Ethiopia, home to several dozen isolated African tribes in the Omo River valley, which among other things interesting for their rituals a
Coba - ancient Mayan city located 40 km north-west of Tulum. The ceremonial buildings in the city were built about 250-900 years BC. e. In t
India - a country in South Asia, occupying most of the Indian subcontinent. The country has borders with Pakistan to the west, China, Nepal
Pattaya is one of the most popular resorts in Asia, with an annual flow of tourists and travelers about half a million people. Here you will