Cobá

CLIMB THE TALLEST PYRAMID ON THE YUCATAN PENINSULA

What you need to know...

  • Cobá is located in the State of Quintana Roo, and was the main Mayan city of the Peninsula for over a millennium, until the founding of Chichén Itzá.
  • It had more than 50,000 inhabitants and was abandoned without explanation.
  • Cobá had an extensive and organized network of Sacbes, “white roads”, which connected even with remote communities such as Yaxuná, located 62 miles away.
  • The pyramid of Nohoch Mul is the tallest in the Yucatan Peninsula and the second in the Mayan world. It measures 138 feet, the equivalent of a 10-story building.
  • Another main attraction of Cobá is the Stela One, famous for its inscription that mentioned the end of an era on 12/12/12, which many believed to be the end of the world.
  • Cobá stands out amongst archaeological sites for having a vast supply of water as it was surrounded by lagoons, thanks to which it reached its power and growth.

Did you know Cobá reached its peak as a metropolis between 300 and 600 AD, long before Chichén Itzá emerged?

Travel comfortably and safely from your hotel to this magnificent Mayan city, located 25 miles from Tulum, Riviera Maya. Our Cobá Tour also takes you to snorkel at Xel-Há Park.

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