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coba ruins very near playa del carmen riviera mayaCoba, ("waters stirred by the wind"), is one of the most important archaeological sites in the area. Built between two lakes during the Classic Period (300-1000 A.D.), it was at one time a very large city, with nearly 50,000 inhabitants and an extension of over 80 square kilometers. The main pyramid, Nohuch Mul, "large hill", is 42 meters tall (138 feet) and is the highest in the Yucatan peninsula.

The pyramid known as the Iglesia, (Church), is second in height and from its summit visitors have a spectacular view of lake Macanxoc.

Coba, the capital of the largest Late Classic Empire in the Northern Lowlands, the city´s most important structure is the Nohoch Mul, which is the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula, stands 138 feet tall. Cucmuc Mul and the Macanxoc Group, eight stelae and nine circular altars are also important structures, exemplifying the architecture of the Maya of Petén (Guatemala) and the "east coast".
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Coba Archaeological Site
Schedule: 7 am to 5:30 pm
Entrance: $ 51 MXP $ 4 USD (1 January 2013)

If you want to use a video Camera the cost is 35 pesos

Free on Sundays for all Mexicans with an IFE card

Parking at Coba is 40 pesos

Location: Located 60 miles south of Playa del Carmen on the right hand side on 307 Federal Highway. Takes about 1 1/2 hours from Playa del Carmen and only 30 minutes from Tulum.

 

 

The small town near the site has hotels and restaurants for visitors who wish to stay over night. Further north is Punta Laguna, a large inland lake famous for the abundance of howler and spider monkeys, which inhabit its shores.


 

Organized tour from Playa del Carmen to Coba and Pac-Chen click on the linkcoba ruins near tulum

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 Coba Pac-Chen (with Transportation)

 


 

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