Mayan culture remains present throughout the area and can be experienced in the local arts, food and entertainment offered in-town and in the many indigenous communities still found here. The true splendor of the ancient Mayan civilization is most evident in the numerous unique archaeological sites of this area, such as in Tulum, Cobá, Chichen Itzá, and many others. It is through the pyramids, playing fields, stone pillars, plazas and temples that some of the mysteries, still surrounding one of Mexico’s most important cultures can still be experienced.
Archaeological Treasures of Tulum, Coba and Chichen Itzá
Tulum is the site of a Pre-Columbian Maya Civilization, serving as a major port for Cobá. The ruins are situated on 12-meter (39 ft) tall cliffs, along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo. Tulum was one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayans and is one of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites.
Cobà is a large ruined city of the Pre-Columbian Maya Civilization, located in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. It is located about 90 km east of the Maya site of Chichen Itza, about 40 km west of the Caribbean Sea, and 44 km northwest of the site of Tulum, with which it is connected by a modern road.
Chichen Itza which means “at the mouth of the well of Itza “, is the 2nd most visited archeological site of Mexico today. “El Castillo” (the castle), is one of the new seven wonders of the world.
It is exactly 24 m. high considering the upper platform. It is located on the Peninsula of Yucatan, in the Yucatan State between Valladolid and Merida and is just120 km from Merida.