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activities in Coba


The Coba archaeological zone is located in the north of the state of Quintana Roo. 45 km west of the Caribbean coast, built between several lagoons and thick vegetation. it is the largest settlement of the Classic period in northern Yucatan.

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In all the archaeological sites the routes are walking, except in this place. Particularly the route can be by bicycle or tricycle, which makes it a unique experience. During the tour you will find bicycle traffic and exchange smiles with other tourists is something that you will not find anywhere else. They claim that these ruins have not yet been fully studied since more than half of this city-state is hidden within the jungle. So while you walk around the site, think that everything you see is just a part of what this important Mayan site was.

The origin of the name Coba

In this case Coba, if it is the original name of the site, as evidenced by the inscriptions that archaeologists have studied. And its meaning is uncertain, some believe that it means “Chopped water” in relation to the lagoons. Others “Abundant water” or “Water de las chacahalacas (regional bird) ” in reference to a bird that abounds in the area.

History of Coba

It is estimated that in the 8th century the population of Cobá was 55,000 inhabitants. Between 800 and 100 AD. C. constructive development reaches its peak. The architectural style resembles that of the Petén in Guatemala.

In Cobá there are temples and structures of great interest, such as the Ball Court. The Temple of the Frescoes, several stelae and vestiges of the ancient Mayan roads that are known as “Sac Be(white path). These sacred roads that connected with various points of the city, and others nearby towns. But the building that draws all eyes is the imposing pyramid of Nohoch Mul, which reaches 42 meters in height, and is the highest in the Yucatan peninsula. Currently it is not allowed to escalate. But when you could, you reached the top and you could have a beautiful view of the vegetation in the area and you felt happy to have climbed and known one of the most fascinating pyramids of the Mayan culture.

People who visit Coba regularly combine it with a stop at Chococacao Maya, an incredible place that will transport you back in time. The place is three kilometers away, where you can taste regional dishes, refresh yourself in a sacred cenote and at the same time taste 100% organic honey and cocoa.

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