The remains of the ancient Mayan civilization

the walled city

The mysterious population of hundreds of thousands that just seemed to vanish into thin air. There are many speculations as to what might have happened to this peaceful people but we cannot know for sure. Come explore the impressive cities they built both to live in and to celebrate their Gods here in this blessed land.

From these famous ruins overlooking the Caribbean Sea you will find a small site with ocean access. Enjoy a different perspective as you swim out into the ocean and then turn to take a look up at what the ancient Mayans must have also believed was truely paradise. Explore this local site on your own. Entrance fees are low and you can rent an audio set if you like.

Biking to the ruins from the beach road is simple and easy, just head north on the beach road and you will run right into the entrance.

the largest pyramid in Yucatan

Coba is another impressive Mayan ruin site nearby to Tulum where you are still able to explore the city by bicycle (of foot if you choose) and have the opportunity to climb your way to the top of the largest pyramid in the Yucatan for a breathtaking view of the lush jungle surrounding you.

Archaeological evidence indicates that Cobá was first settled between 50 BC and 100 AD. At that time, there was a town with buildings of wood and palm fronts and flat platforms. The only archaeological evidence of the time are fragments of pottery.

Ek Balam
the capital of the Mayan Empire

Ek Balam is an amazing archeological find featuring the 5 meter tall mouth of the jaguar featuring winged Mayan warriors and Mayan script. From the top of this structure you are able to see the tallest structures of Coba and Chichen Itza. A powerful and enchanting ruin site not to be missed.

At its height from 770 to 840 CE, Ekʼ Balam provides a rich resource of information for understanding northern Classic cities

Chichen Itza
a world wonder

Chichen Itza, one of the New Wonders of the World is a pre-columbian site built by the Mayans in the center of the Yucatan Peninsula. Set perfectly to cast shadows of the sun as it rises and sets during the Spring and Fall Equinox, this impressive city is home to the famous feathered serpent, Quetzalcoatl said to slither down the side of El Castillo, with the sun’s movement into the ground.

The Maya name “Chichen Itza” means “At the mouth of the well of the Itza.”