Cobá and Punta Laguna
Cobá – “water stirred by wind”
Location; Quintana Roo, México
65 miles from Playa del Carmen
28 miles from tulum
Cobá is a unique Maya site of which only few of its estimated 6,500 structures have been uncovered, but the ones that have been are impressive.
The steepness of the “Nohoch Mul” pyramid with its building techniques are characteristic of the Peten region of Guatemala. According to a legend a ruling queen of Cobá married a priest from Tikal, where one of the tallest Mayan pyramids can be found. This explains the similarities of the architecture of the two sites.
Climbing the 120 stairs to the top of “Nohoch Mul” pyramid is well worth the effort. At the top you can see over the jungle canopy for miles, un-excavated temples mounds peeking out of the trees.
Punta laguna – “Otoch Ma’ax Yetel Kooh”
House of the Spider Monkey and Jaguar in Maya language
Monkey Sanctuary and Natural Reserve
Location: 13 miles from Cobá
The reserve is home to over 600 spider and howler monkeys. For over 40 years, scientists from around the world have been using Punta Laguna as a primate observation center. The research carried out here is the most extensive continuing scientific study of spider monkeys ever done as researchers are able to get close to watch these animals in their natural habitat.
Around 7:30 A.M. (suggested) we will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel, in Tulum or anywhere in the Riviera Maya.
Our first activity is the visit to the site of Cobá for approximately two hours. After the site visit we will refresh ourselves in one of the most impressive cenotes managed by members of the Cobá community.
Then we will go for lunch at a traditional Maya buffet in the town of Cobá.
After lunch we will drive to Punta Laguna, a Mayan community that still maintains its traditions.Here we will participate in a Maya welcome ceremony with a traditional Mayan healer (H-Men). Our further activities are: Searching for Spider and Howler Monkeys, zip-line and Canoeing on the lagune.
- All entrance fees
- Specialized guide
- Lunch in Cobá
- Mayan Ceremony
- Water and snacks
- Bicycles in Cobá
- Pictures and videos
- Equipment for canoe and zip-line
Please bring with you:
- Comfortable shoes
- Bathing suit and towel
- Biodegradable sunblock
- Sunglasses and hat
- Cash for souvenirs and tips