Our last night in Tulum and a pleasant walk across the sea shore.
Caribbean shore in Tulum… Looks very nice and calm…
Charming evening on the Caribbean
Caribbean shore, Caribbean sea and the birds.
I called these birds “crazy runners” because they moved really fast :)
After coming back to the hotel, we enjoyed our last evening walk across the Caribbean shore of Tulum. Next day we were leaving to Merida.
Coming back to the hotel after visiting Coba Ruins, we stopped for a moment to watch pelicans and the way people fed them. I would not have courage to do the same. The pelicans were so big!
The view over the Coba jungle that extends to infinity.
The way to the top of Coba pyramid was really steep!
The tallest pyramid on the north of the peninsula is 42 meters!
Visitors who brave the steep climb up the highest pyramid in Mexico’s Maya world reap the reward of a breathtaking view. We were brave enough to win the reward and enjoy the view at Coba :)
At more than 130 feet in height, Nohuch Mul, which means “large mound” in the Mayan language, is the tallest pyramid at Coba archaeological site and in the Yucatán Peninsula.
We hardly noticed this unique moment. There, on the very edge of ancient building, an Iguana is overlooking the scene of an ancient Mayan town Coba.
The Maya ruins at Coba are unique in that only a few of its estimated 6,500 structures have been uncovered, but the ones that have been are graceful and impressive.
For getting familiar with Coba ruins we hired a tricycle pedicab. We were impressed that those drivers could pedal people around the jungle! It does not seem easy. But I guess it is at least a good way to exercise daily :)
Half-hour drive inland from the coastal city of Tulum another ancient Mayan city is located. It is Coba that means “water stirred by wind” in the Maya language. It is one of the largest Maya cities of the Classic period. During its history, quiet and peaceful grounds of Cobá had the largest population of all the ancient Mayan cities (more than 50,000 inhabitants), and was as important as Tikal in Guatemala, with which it maintained tight cultural ties.
Coba is extensive. At its peak the site stretched out over 50 miles through the forest. Instead of walking in the jungle heat, for exploring the large area there are options either to rent a bike or hire a tricycle pedicab and driver to pedal tourists around.
Hello Deni! It is nice to hear from you :) You live in a beautiful place with such an interesting history! No doubts Mayan culture is very unique and all those Mayan ruins are very worth visiting! Thank you! We loved traveling though Yucatan!