Chichen Itza is now the eight wonder of the world, a UNESCO Heritage World site and one of the most popular ruins in the Yucatan. Coba is an influential ruin site closer to Tulum that is easy to get to and a less traveled ruin site. The castle that you see in this photo is in the Coba ruins and is a castle that is actually taller than Chichen Itza. Fathom that one! The Coba ruins are special and if you are looking for less people, an incredible archaeological site that has as much if not more history than Chichen Itza this is the place to go! You can travel through this Mayan archaeological site on foot, by bike or by a three wheeled chauffeur driven tricycle that local guides use for people not up for the walk or are short on time. The tricycle experience is pretty cool, and inexpensive making your trip through the Coba ruins just that much better if you want to explore something a bit different and less crowded.
There are more Mayan ruins to visit throughout the Yucatan and Mayan Riviera making this area a key historical area for Mayan history. Are we lucky? Hell ya! Do we love to be so close to these World Heritage sites? You betcha!