Archaeological Site in Cobá

Cobá Ruins

The archaeological site entrance, at the end of the road on the southeast corner of Laguna Cobá, has a parking lot with surrounding eateries and snack stands. Be prepared to walk several kilometers on paths, dependi…
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 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 Macanxoc

As you head for Grupo Macanxoc you'll see interesting flora along the 1km-long trail. At the end of the path stands a group of restored stelae that bore reliefs of royal women who are thought to have come from Tikal…
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 Estru…
Archaeological Site in Cobá

Juego de Pelota

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


This is a tidy, semicircular stepped building, almost fully restored. Its name means 'the Crossroads,' as it marks the juncture of four separate sacbes.
Viewpoint in Cobá

Crocodile-Viewing Pier

A good and safe spot to try to spot crocodiles.