Tulum and other archeological sites you’ll love

Tulum is an ideal destination to visit for all the archeology lovers out there. It is not only one of the most beautiful archeological sites in the world, but it is also near other mayan ruins like Chichen Itza, Coba, Ek Balam and Muyil.

Chichen-Itza

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In Chichen Itza you can find one of the 7 New Wonders of the World: The great pyramid “The Castle” (El Castillo), the same one that presents the equinox show in March and September. Also in this archaeological site you can observe important structures such as  The thousand column patio (El Patio de las Mil Columnas), “The snail” (El Caracol), better known as The Observatory, and the Sacred Cenote that served for many mayan sacrifice rituals.

 

Coba

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In Cobá there is the tallest pyramid in all Quintana Roo: Nohoch Mul. It is 138 feet tall and one of the few pyramids where they allow you to climb all the way to the top. Also, in this archeological site the Mayan Stela that announced the end of an era (December 21st, 2012) can be found here.

 

Ek Balam

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A little more than an hour from Tulum is Ek Balam. It is worth to visit this archeological site

because it is yet allowed to be near and in contact with all its buildings and constructions. The most important site in Ek Balam is the Acropolis. It is a 525 foot long structure, considered to be one of the biggest in Yucatan.

 

Muyil

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Muyil is a relatively small archeological site, located in the natural reserve of Sian Ka’an. It is ideal for travellers that seek to be in touch with nature because, of all, this are the ruins with more rainforest density and also they are surrounded by two lagoons.
So get your most comfortable shoes, biodegradable sunscreen, and a cap ready to get to know all this archaeological sites on your next trip to Riviera Maya.

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