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Cobá Ruins

Cobá's ruins include the tallest pyramid in Quintana Roo (the second tallest in all of the Yucatán) and the thick jungle setting makes you feel like you’re in an Indiana Jones flick. Many of the ruins are yet to be …
Archaeological Site in Cobá

Grupo Nohoch Mul

Nohoch Mul (Big Mound) is also known as the Great Pyramid (which sounds a lot better than Big Mound). It reaches a height of 42m, making it the second-tallest Maya structure on the Yucatán Peninsula (Calakmul's Estr…
Archaeological Site in Cobá

Grupo de las Pinturas

The temple at Grupo de las Pinturas (Paintings Group) bears traces of glyphs and frescoes above its door and remnants of richly colored plaster inside. You approach the temple from the southeast. Leave by the trail …
Archaeological Site in Cobá

Grupo Cobá

The most prominent structure in the Grupo Cobá is La Iglesia (the Church). It's an enormous pyramid; if you were allowed to climb it, you could see the surrounding lakes (which look lovely on a clear day) and the No…
Archaeological Site in Cobá

Grupo Macanxoc

Grupo Macanxoc is notable for its numerous restored stelae, some of which are believed to depict reliefs of royal women who are thought to have come from Tikal. Though many are worn down by the elements, a number of…
Archaeological Site in Cobá

Juego de Pelota

An impressive ball court, one of several in the ruins. Don't miss the relief of a jaguar and the skull-like carving in the center of the court.
Archaeological Site in Cobá

Templo 10

Here you can see an exquisitely carved stela (AD 730) depicting a ruler standing imperiously over two captives.
Archaeological Site in Cobá

Xaibé

This is a tidy, semicircular stepped building, almost fully restored. Its name means 'the Crossroads,' as it marks the juncture of four separate sacbés (ceremonial limestone avenues or paths between great Maya citie…
Viewpoint in Cobá

Crocodile-Viewing Deck

A good and safe spot to try to spot crocodiles.