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Cobá

Quintana Roo

Deep inside into the jungle of Quintana Roo you will find an antique Mayan city in one piece: Cobá, the biggest prehispanic settlement in Yucatan Peninsula. Its enormous importance can only be compared with Chichén Itzá. Even though it’s estimated that its extension can be of more than 70 square kilometers, only 5% of its structures have been discovered.

This place is connected with other zones through a net of 45 roads of white stones called “sacbes”. These roads glow naturally in the middle of the night of the jungle. Precisely, thanks to these old roads we could get to know the structures of this place. You can rent a bike to explore all the Archeological Zone. There’s also trips with a bike-driver available.

The building that stole all the glances is the Nohoch Mul pyramid. This is the tallest of the pyramids in the whole Peninsula. This is also the only structure in the Archeological Zone of Cobá that can be climbed. There is a rope for helping visitors to go up. Once you get to the top you will be impressed by the tick vegetation.

Other important structures present in this site is the ball game, the Templo de los Frescos and several steles, like the famous number 1. All these vestiges are grouped in different zones: Cobá, Nohoch Mul, The Paintings Group, Macanxoc and The Observatorio.

For rounding up your experience, quite close from the Archeological Zone you will find the Eco-Aldea Pac-Chen, here you can learn about the traditions and manners of the Mayans. You can also visit some of its cenotes, natural water pools.

Cobá managed to have up to 50 thousand inhabitants. Its name means “abundant water” or “cloudy water”, this, because of the 5 lagoons that supplied the Mayan Metropoli.

You can get to the Archeological Zone of Cobá through public transportation, bus or private car coming from Tulum, Cancún and Playa del Carmen.
Deep inside into the jungle of Quintana Roo you will find an antique Mayan city in one piece: Cobá, the biggest prehispanic settlement in Yucatan Peninsula. Its enormous importance can only be compared with Chichén Itzá. Even though it’s estimated that its extension can be of more than 70 square kilometers, only 5% of its structures have been discovered.

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This place is connected with other zones through a net of 45 roads of white stones called “sacbes”. These roads glow naturally in the middle of the night of the jungle. Precisely, thanks to these old roads we could get to know the structures of this place. You can rent a bike to explore all the Archeological Zone. There’s also trips with a bike-driver available.

The building that stole all the glances is the Nohoch Mul pyramid. This is the tallest of the pyramids in the whole Peninsula. This is also the only structure in the Archeological Zone of Cobá that can be climbed. There is a rope for helping visitors to go up. Once you get to the top you will be impressed by the tick vegetation.

Other important structures present in this site is the ball game, the Templo de los Frescos and several steles, like the famous number 1. All these vestiges are grouped in different zones: Cobá, Nohoch Mul, The Paintings Group, Macanxoc and The Observatorio.

For rounding up your experience, quite close from the Archeological Zone you will find the Eco-Aldea Pac-Chen, here you can learn about the traditions and manners of the Mayans. You can also visit some of its cenotes, natural water pools.

Cobá managed to have up to 50 thousand inhabitants. Its name means “abundant water” or “cloudy water”, this, because of the 5 lagoons that supplied the Mayan Metropoli.

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