Cobá archeological mayan site | Quintana Roo Mx
Coba. It is the most important city in the peninsula, especially in the north; although it was defeated by the neighboring city of Chichen Itza, it maintained a development superior in size and commerce through several centuries.
How to get
How to get to Cobá z. Archaeological in car:
Cobá is almost halfway along the Valladolid – Tulum highway (Federal Highway 180), much closer to Tulum.
In the middle of the road you will see a large roundabout in which you must turn west, from here just follow the signs to Coba located very close to less than 15 minutes.
Price: $50 mxn aprox
Price: $300 - 900 mxn
Descripcion: $300 - 900 mxn
The price depends on the size of the group.
Schedule: Monday to Sunday from 08:00 to 17:00 hours (last access at 16:30 hrs.).
Destination / Attraction:
Cobá archaeological zone
Meaning of the name:
Cobá comes from the Mayan words Kob = turbid and Ha = water and is interpreted as turbid water, named for the lagoons near the archaeological site.
The name of the city is not known due to lack of epigraphic evidence, perhaps in a near future they will discover its original name.
It is a site of great importance for the northern area of the Yucatan peninsula, measures approximately 70 km² and has 45 internal roads, also known as sacbé in the Mayan language.
It is connected to another archaeological zone called Yaxuná through a sacbé that measures more than 100 kilometers.
Its chronology runs from the year 200 a.C. until 1,000 AD when it loses political importance in the region. When the Spaniards arrived, the city was abandoned.
Between the years 200 and 600 d.C. He exercised ample control over the peninsula as a dominant city.
The archaeological zone is very extensive, to cross it all it takes more than 3 hours.
Recommended to arrive early.
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