Coba is only 40 minutes from Tulum, its name means “water stirred by the wind” it was built between two lakes. Dating from the Late Classic Period (AD 600-900), it covers an area of more than 80 sq. km. It is one of the largest Mayan cities in the Yucatan Peninsula.
Interesting features of Coba are the many raised roads of causeways known as Sacbes (white roads) that the Mayans built connecting the entire peninsula. Its jungle affords many birds, monkeys, butterflies and other species. The great pyramid “Nohoch Mul” (large hill) is the highest in the Yucatan Peninsula; it is 42 mts high and from the top of it you can appreciate the dense jungle and lagoons.
You can visit the archaeological site by walking or riding a bike; it is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
View the remains of one of the largest pre-Hispanic cities of Mesoamerica, Coba, and Climb the high?“ pyramid in the region, Nohoch Mul. You will be amazed by the incomparable View, spend time in a Mayan pottery workshop, enjoy a delicious and traditional meal and be witness of a live Mayan Show, a representation of the sacred book, the Popol Vuh. This journey Into the heart of the jungle of Mexico invites us to live a unique experience!.
A cultural tour in which you will explore the Coba archaeological site riding a bicycle or Bicitaxi (a three-wheel bicycle rode by a person).
After that, you will have the two following options:
1) Visiting a Mayan village where native mayans will show you its lifestyle and traditions; and participate in a pottery activity in which you will make your own creation based on the ancient Mayan techniques.
2) Crossing a lagoon on an amazing zip-line, and swimming on a millenary crystal-water cenote (sinkhole) surrounded by astonishing stalactites.
You will finally witness a stunning mayan play in which native Mayans perform the popular Ball Game.
3) Once arriving in Rancho Santa Cruz, you will get the chance to dive in for a refreshing swim in the Dzonot Wayak cenote (natural sinkhole).
This experience includes 1 h 50 min in Coba, 1 h in the cenote, a regional buffet lunch, bilingual guide, and roundtrip transportation.
Monday to Saturday
-Buffet meal in a palapa facing the Coba lagoon
-Certified bilingual guide
-Representation of the ball game
-Roundtrip transportation (maximum capacity: 19 passengers)
-Use of bicycle in Coba (the bicitaxi is not included)
-Visit to the archaeological site of Coba (includes two bottles of water per person)
-Visit the pottery community of Coba (material included)
-Trici-taxi (USD $5 per two persons)
-Use of non-professional video devices in the archaeological site: MXN $45
-Eat well before you start the expedition
-Extra cash for tips (optional) and souvenirs
-Biodegradable sunscreen and insect repellent
-Comfortable clothes and shoes for bicycling
-Change of clothes
-Minors aged 5 to 11 pay the child rate
-To use electronic video devices (cell phones, tablets, or digital cameras) in the archaeological site, you must purchase a permit at the ticket office.
-Maximum capacity per tour: 19 persons