6 June, 2016

The fascinating story of the Nohoch Mul pyramid at Cobá

Nohoch Mul is considered the most famous pyramid of the ancient Mayan civilization because it is the highest one in the Peninsula Yucatan. This is a protected area by the authorities and it can be found in the lost city of Cobá. To get here, you have to walk 120 stairs so it is not recommended for people suffering from vertigo. Once you’re up, you must be able to admire all the Riviera Maya.

The pyramid has 7 levels with rounded corners, similar to the architectural style of Chichén Itza and Uxmal. In the past, Cobá was a major Mayan ceremonial center with 136 feet tall, that belonged to the Classic and Postclassic periods. This monument is located between Tulum and Chichen Itzá, 41 kilometers from Tulum, taking a detour that connects them.

At the main entrance you will find several street stalls selling snacks and souvenirs. Put on some good walking shoes and insect repellent, because most of the way is just jungle.

The most impressive of this adventure are climbing the stairs and the lush vegetation and lakes. The best time to visit it is in the morning because the warm weather is less intense… anyways, you must wear sunscreen.

If you have already visited this place, share your experience with us!

 
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