Coba – Quintana Roo, Mexico

Coba-009la iglesia

Coba Maya City

20°29′41″N 87°44′10″W
Quintana Roo, Mexico

Located between Tulum and Chichen Itza, Coba is a very large archeological complex that spans over 80 km².  Luckily, there are bicycle carriages easily hirable to scoot your around the vast area.

Built around two lagoons connect with series of elevated stone roads that reach up to 100 km (62 mi)!  Coba was a teaming city that was abandoned when the Spanish conquered the peninsula – around 1550.  Although some knowledge of the site remained, it was not until the 1920s that scholoraly exploration really began .  The ongoing investigation of several large temple pyramids is active and viewable.

While it was never really a ‘lost’ city , Coba carries that feeling as it rises and dips through the jungle mists.

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Coba-018one of two ballgame courts
Coba-021ballgame court
Coba-032view from the top of the Ixmoja pyramid. Ixmoja is the tallest pyramid on the Yucatán peninsula

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Coba-033Conjunto Las Pinturas
Coba-035crossroads temple
Coba-037crossroads temple

 

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