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Coba

Carretera Federal 307 Cancún-Chetumal, 77793 Cobá Riviera Maya

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More Mayan ruins?

A lot of structures at this marvelous site are not excavated yet

Yes, this time in the middle of the jungle and featuring a rugged climbable pyramid to boot. A lot of structures at this marvelous site are not excavated yet, but the ones that have been are incredible. You will find smaller pyramids, a ball court and stelae (stone shafts), as well as a shaded jungle setting boasting cannibal and incense trees. Walking the area in the cooler morning hours is very doable, but we prefer renting a tricycle and whizzing through the jungle with a local guide sharing Mayan secrets, then being dropped off at the picture-perfect Nohuch Mul pyramid at Coba, the tallest Mayan structure in the Yucatán. Scaling it is no piece of flan; the steps are large and uneven and there’s merely a wobbly rope for assistance. But the views on top are priceless.

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Carretera Federal 307 Cancún-Chetumal, 77793 Cobá Riviera Maya Mexico

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