Mexico is one of the most popular destinations in the world – thanks to its colorful part and fascinating culture, welcoming weather, divine cuisine, gorgeous beaches, beautiful people, lively nightlife scene, and exciting activities.
Some of the major attractions in Mexico are its stunning archeological sites. And you can reach a number of well-known Mayan ruins in the country from Playa del Carmen. One of the more popular sites near Playa del Carmen is Coba.
The archeological site of Coba is unique – the ancient place was constructed in between two lakes. Its main pyramid, the Nohoch Mul Pyramid, is world-renowned because it is the tallest in all of the whole Yucatan Peninsula. It towers 140 feet and overlooks the rainforest area. Climb the amazing 120 temple steps and marvel at the Maya carved shell-like forms on the steps.
When you reach the top of the Nohoch Mul Pyramid, you will be treated by a magnificent view of the surrounding jungle and lakes. Coba is over 80 square kilometers of remains and buildings. Another major attraction in the area is a round pyramid.
It is a good idea to bring lots of water, bug repellent, and some skin protection as this archeological site is in the jungle. The trails through the jungle are well maintained and are accessible not only to adults but also to children as well. This makes Coba a perfect family excursion. We suggest that you arrive early since the jungle can get extremely hot during the day.
Many visitors say that Coba is their most favorite ruins to visit from Playa del Carmen. You will definitely like the peace and serenity that surround the area. This archaeological site is made more mysterious and interesting by the fact that many mounds have not been unearthed. You will never know what those mounds hide.