The small and quiet village of Cobá, with 1300 inhabitants, in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, is the gateway to the famous archaeological site of Cobá with Mayan pyramids and ruins. The town is located about 90 km east of the world-known Chichen Itza and 44 km northwest of the beautiful beach town of Tulum via a modern road. The village itself offers really not much to see or do other than quiet village life, however the archaeological site with Mayan pyramids and ruins was amazing!
Cobá means ‘waters stirred by the wind’ or ‘ruffled waters’ as the Mayan civilisation is located on two lagoons; the Cobá Lagoon, which can be seen as you drive up to the ruins entrance and Macamxoc Lagoon which can be viewed once you enter the ruin site. Continue reading