Located between Tulum and Chichen Itza, The Coba Mayan Ruins (or Zona Arqueológica de Cobá) is a very large complex that spanning over 80 km².  Luckily, there are bicycle carriages to scoot you 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.

pyramid at the Zona Arqueológica de Cobá
crossroads temple

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

Tip: Nearby is a Coqui Coqui Hotel for a lovely stay or just a late lunch

ball court at the coba mayan ruins
ball court
wall at the archeological complex of Coba
temple at the archeological complex of Coba
crossroads temple
temple Conjunto Las Pinturas at the archeological complex of Coba
Conjunto Las Pinturas
archeological complex of Coba Mayan Ruins in the forest
view from the top of the Ixmoja pyramid. Ixmoja is the tallest pyramid on the Yucatán peninsula
archeological complex of Coba
archeological complex of Coba
Definitely hire a bicycle chariot !

Coba Mayan Ruins

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

archeological complex of Coba

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