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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

 
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