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It is located 43 Km. from Tulúm or 57 Km. from Valladolid.
Cobá stands for Waters stirred by the wind, is one of the most important
archaeological sites in the area.
The main group at Coba is dominated by the Castillo complex.
From this area a series of "white roads" or sacbeob radiates
in five directions. Coba is famous for these raised roads, of which 16
are known, also has a large late Post Classic temple known as Nohoch-Mul,
it is one of the tallest structures in the Northern Yucatan. The view
from the top is stunning. You can see the outline of the city in the jungle.
This site is currently under excavation and is mostly covered by vegetation.
Good bird watching and great
It is located 120 Km. from Mérida or 220 Km. from Cancun.
Possibly the best known construction on the site is Kukulcan's
Pyramid. El Castillo (Kukulkan-Quetzalcoatl), a square-based, stepped
pyramid that is approximately 75 feet tall. This pyramid was built for
astronomical purposes and during the vernal equinox (March 20) and the
autumnal equinox (September 21) at about 3 P.M.. the sunlight bathes
the western balustrade of the pyramid's main stairway. This causes seven
isosceles triangles to form imitating the body of a serpent 37 yards
long that creeps downwards until it joins the huge serpent's head carved
in stone at the bottom of the stairway. Mexican researcher Luis El Arochi
calls it "the symbolic descent of Kukulcan" (the feathered
serpent), and believes it could have been connected with agricultural
Tulúm is located 123 Km. from Cancun. It means fence or wall, but its ancient name was Zamá (or Tzamá) meaning Sunrise.
The site was probably occupied from the Early Classic
period (AD 250-600), but most likely did not develop into an important
city until the Late Post classic (1200-1530). In the 13th century Tulum
had links with Mayapán, and was still a thriving trading community
when the Spaniards arrived. The first Spanish sailors to see Tulum reportedly
were so impressed that from sea they said it looked as big a city as
It is located 78 Km. from Mérida. It means three times built or occupied or abundant harvest. It has an area of 12 square Km.
This is the most relevant site of the Puuc region and perhaps
one of the most well-known Mayan cities in the world, Uxmal is famous
for the purity and delicacy of its architecture and decorative art. It
reached its maximum splendour between the 600 and 900 after Christ.