Cancun Trip Report: Day 5, Coba

Day 5

Wednesday, we drove over to Coba, at my friend Alicia’s recommendation. It’s on the way to Chichen Itza anyway. (The road here is full of pot hole, so watch out!) It is a wonderful site, with three major groupings of ruins that are spread out in the jungle. Since the distances between are rather large (but still walkable), they rent dirt bikes. This is such a great idea! I hadn’t ridden a bicycle in ages either. But it was so much fun biking through the jungle, though a bit painful on the rear as it’s fairly bumpy on those paths! Alicia warned us to wear bug spray and we didn’t get bitten up.

The first grouping of ruins has a large pyramid that you can’t climb, which was disappointing. It was crumbling pretty good though.

But the last grouping has one of the tallest pyramids in the Yucatan – it’s not as steep as the Castillo at Chichen Itza, but it’s taller. And the view from the top is fantastic! You can make out other ruins poking out of the jungle. We really enjoyed these ruins.

We ate at what seemed to be the only place at Coba – near the Villa Archialogica (sp?). It’s an open air cafe. I decided to go with the Chicken Pilib, as that was another traditional Yucatecan dish. It was a tomato based sauce and it was just amazing. It was the best thing I’d ever tasted (since the fish with lime and garlic anyway).

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