The Mayans were fascinating people, fortunately, in Mexico, we have many archeological sites full of history, not only about Mayans but also about other very important cultures. That is why today we will show you the best Mayan ruins of Quintana Roo and the Yucatan Peninsula.
Coba Quintana Roo, Mexico
This Mayan site is full of richness, surrounded by magnificent big trees that took place Coba. This archaeological site is located is 44 km (approx. 27 mi) northwest of Tulum, in the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Cobá has the tallest pyramid of all the Mayan ruins, and the site is located on and around 5 lagoons With 3 cenotes close by; the water source for the Mayan settlement.
Our best recommendation for this Mayan site is doing your walk with a guide, it will worth it. Obviously you have to climb the main Pyramid Nohoch Mul meaning ‘large hill’, is 42 meters tall. The view is just breathtaking you will be able to see a beautiful landscape surrounded by the Mayan Jungle. Don’t forget to book your bike and explore all the site, and there are some cenotes near you should visit them, after a long walk around the archaeological site the only thing your body needs is a refreshing cenote.
2. Tulum Mayan Ruins, Quintana Roo Mexico
Could you imagine the match between an ancient Mayan city with modern and beautiful beaches? well, that is what Tulum offers to the world. This destination is very well known all the world, is famous because of its beaches, and tropical vibes. The archaeological site is located in Tulum, just two hours from Cancun International Airport.
Discover the beauty of the Caribbean Sea and the Mayan culture. Tulum was the primary location for the Maya’s extensive trade network with both maritime and land routes converging here. Artifacts found in or near the site confirm contact with Central Mexico and Central America. Archeologists found copper rattles and ring from the Mexican highlands; flint and ceramics from the Yucatán, and jade from Guatemala.
3. Chichen Itza
We can’t stop including Chichen Itza, a wonder of the modern world.
This archeological site contains great historical wealth. The complex contains numerous temples, ball game courts, and a sacred cenote, or underwater sinkhole. The steep Castillo pyramid dominates the location and is one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the world. At certain times of the year, the northwest corner of the pyramid casts a series of shadows that create the appearance of a snake descending the staircase. This city was one of the most important for the Mayans, that is why to enjoy your visit it is advisable to do it with a guide so that you do not miss any data.
To get to all these places, the most common way is traveling to Cancun city, that is the first step. Another option is landing in Merida Yucatan or Chetumal Quintana Roo. Cancun is just two hours from Tulum Mayan Ruins, Coba is about two hours and a half from Cancun. And to get to Chichen Itza from Cancun it takes 3 hours.
Enjoy your stay and discover the Mayan Culture in the Yucatan Peninsula!!!