COBA & TULUM
Coba means ‘waters stirred by the wind’, an appropriate Mayan name as this settlement is surrounded by two large lagoons. For many years Coba was an ignored piece of Mayan history due to its location. Located between Tulum in the state of Quintana Roo, and Valladolid in the state of Yucatan, archeologists first learned about the site in the mid 1800’s, but dense jungle, the Caste War and lack of funds made this site a difficult area to penetrate. This Mayan site is still largely unexcavated making it a true wonder in the Yucatan. Visitors can enjoy shaded walkways that are the original sacbe (white roads), three settlements that show the architecture and vast area of this once large city, 2 ball courts and climb the highest Mayan pyramid in the Yucatan, Nohoch Mul. We have been visiting Coba since our arrival to the area in the early 90’s and we are still fascinated by this settlement.
Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico.
The main draw is Tulum's gorgeous beach, one of the best in Mexico, plus the casual vibe of downtown—these two distinct areas, about a 20-minute drive apart, are where you'll spend all your time. And unlike other beach getaways in Mexico, Tulum has several things to see, from historic ruins and the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve to world-class shops and restaurants.
The ruins of Tulum preside over a rugged coastline, a strip of brilliant beach and green-and-turquoise waters that'll leave you floored.
The tour is a nice combination between the archeological town of Coba where we climb the tallest pyramid of Yucatan and after visit the beautiful Tulum with pristine beaches and archeological site.
Includes: entrance fees, lunch, tour guides and transportation.
FREQUENCY: MONDAY - WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY - SUNDAY
Departure h. 7:45 from the hotel
- Transportation from the hotel - A/C on bus
- Guided tour through the archeological one of Tulum
- Visit to the amazing Playa Paraiso
- In the afternoon visit to the archeological site of Coba
- Lunch included
Adding a visit to a cenote: 80 USD