Coba means ‘waters stirred by the wind’, an appropriate Mayan name as this settlement is surrounded by two large lagoons. For many years Coba was an ignored piece of Mayan history due to its location. Located between Tulum in the state of Quintana Roo, and Valladolid in the state of Yucatan, archeologists first learned about the site in the mid 1800′s, but dense jungle, the Caste War and lack of funds made this site a difficult area to penetrate. This Mayan site is still largely unexcavated making it a true wonder in the Yucatan. Visitors can enjoy shaded walkways that are the original sacbe (white roads), three settlements that show the architecture and vast area of this once large city, 2 ball courts and climb the highest Mayan pyramid in the Yucatan, Nohoch Mul. Cobá was finally opened to the public as an archeological site in1973. Archeologists have estimated that 6,000 structures exist, but only three settlements are for public viewing.
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- You can also have a private tour (just you and your party) to these tourist places. When you have a private tour you pick the time, and can set the agenda according to your plan.
- It can be adjusted during the tour and you can return at your chosen time.
- You can stop at any place on the way to your final destination .
- This is the perfect option for big groups, families or for those who don´t want to share their trip with other tourists.
Private Service (you never share your vehicle with strangers)