Cancun may be just as famous for its gorgeous beaches and spectacular Hotel Zone as it is for its closeness to many Mayan ruins. Chichen Itza may be the best known, and most visited, of these ruins, but there are many others that are just as spectacular. One of these sites is Coba, an ancient town that was home to an estimated 50,000 people.
Coba was once the economic center of the region, with elevated stone and plaster roads that went from the town to port cities and settlements in Belize and Honduras. Several of the town’s structures are still intact, including Nohoch Mul, the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula from where you can enjoy an unbelievable view of the surrounding jungle.
You can visit this magical place by booking the Maya Encounter tour through the Xplora Tours Cancun! This tour takes you on an adventure into the world of the Mayans, which includes a visit to a secluded Maya village and lunch prepared with traditional ingredients. You’ll also rappel through the lush jungle canopy, swim in the clear waters of a cenote, and canoe in a peaceful fresh water lake. After that, you’ll spend two hours exploring Coba’s temples and an impressive ball court.
The Maya Encounter tour includes transportation, a traditional lunch, beverages, entrance fee to Coba, a multilingual guide, and the equipment needed for some of the activities. Since the tour involves moderately strenuous exercise, it is not suitable for people with disabilities or heart, respiratory, or back problems. This is a thrilling outdoor adventure for those who want to explore an important historical site and experience the jungle of the Yucatan.