Unlike other major cities, such as its eternal rival Chichen Itza, Coba shone not only during the classical period between the seventh and 10th centuries, but again between the 13th and 16th centuries. In the middle of the jungle, 50 kilometres from Tulum, wild, unspoilt Coba is beautiful.
It has three different groups of buildings located away from each other. Discover them on foot, rented bike, or in a Mayan rickshaw.
Climb the tallest pyramid in the Mexican Mayan world at your own risk, and be rewarded with an impressive panoramic view of the surrounding jungle. At a height of 40 metres, Nohoch Mul, meaning ‘big mound' in Mayan, is the largest pyramid in the Yucatan, and the last that visitors are still allowed to climb.