Lots and Land for Sale Tulum

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10763910 Sq. ft. / 1000000 Sq. Mt.

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Cobá means “waters stirred by the wind”, an appropriate Mayan name as this settlement is surrounded by two large lagoons. For many years Cobá was an ignored piece of Mayan history due to its location, between Tulum in the state of Quintana Roo and Valladolid in the state of Yucatan. Archeologists first learned about the site in the mid 1800s, but dense jungle, the Caste War and lack of funds made this site a difficult area to penetrate. This Mayan site is still largely unexcavated making it a true wonder in the Yucatan.

Cobá was finally opened to the public as an archeological site in 1973. Archeologists have estimated that 6,000 structures exist, but only three settlements are for public viewing. What makes this site different from Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, or even Tulum, is that it is a large group of sites connected to the central pyramid by over 16 Mayan ceremonial sacbé or “white roads”. The three main areas that can be viewed are the Nohoch Mul structures (main pyramid), Conjunto Pinturas (spiritual area) and Macanxoc structures, close to the lagoon that bears the same name.

Visitors can enjoy shaded walkways that are the original sacbé, three settlements that show the architecture and vast area of this once large city, two ball courts, and the highest Mayan pyramid in the Yucatan, Nohoch Mul. We have been visiting Cobá since our arrival to the area in the early 90s and are still fascinated by this settlement.

1000,000m² / 10,763,910 sq ft
Near shops, restaurants & water sports
Bike paths, cenotes, Mayan Ruins
Ecopark, coral reefs