Coba Archeological site

Mayan city located forty kilometers from Tulum Quintana Roo, built around five lakes that were vital for its development, with an area of ​​seventy square kilometers. They developed communication with other nearby cities by building roads called sacbé (white road), they vary in length and width, the longest was the one that leads to the city of Yaxuna (100 km) located very close to Chichen Itza in Yucatán. Currently the archaeological zone of Cobá belongs to the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), to visit it is necessary to pay an entrance ticket.

The prophecy of the end of the world is a stela found in coba, a one-piece monument, 2 meters high with Mayan writing related to the end of a cycle. Coba is characterized by having the highest pyramid in the Yucatan peninsula (Nohoch Mul) with 42 meters high. It has many vestiges so the use of the bicycle is ideal if you want to make the most of the visit.

¿How to get to coba?

  • By car From the city of Cancun, Quintana Roo, drive along federal highway number 307 heading south until you reach the city of Tulum, where you must take highway 109 to the town of Nuevo Xcan and travel 47 kilometers.
  • Public transport From Cancun you can take the bus from the ADO terminal, they have departures every hour or you can get on a van that will take you to playa del carmen and in playa del carmen transfer to another van that will take you to tulum.
  • You can hire the services of an agency that if what you want is to enjoy the visit without setbacks and worries There are packages that can be tailored to your needs and that will allow you to focus on enjoying the moment Do you want more information about Coba archaeological site?