Yucatan 2017 : 2017-02-16 : Coba, Tulum - Playa del Carmen

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General Info RUIN: Tulum $0.00 The site of a pre-Columbian Mayan walled city serving as a major port for Cobá.The ruins are situated on 12-meter (39 ft) tall cliffs, along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya.
The Maya, who ruled these lands long before the Spanish conquest, knew a thing or two about beachfront real estate. Not only do the ruins at Tulum afford a spectacular view of the region's signature green and turquoise waters, but it's also a fascinating 13th-century walled city that stood as one of the last Maya strongholds.
t’s possible to walk to the ruins by the road that run parallel to the beach in Tulum. Just don’t try getting there via the beach: you’ll hit rocks that are dangerously difficult to cross (I know, I tried it). The ruins are perfectly sized meaning you can complete a visit including a swim at the beach in front of the ruins within a couple of hours/morning.
General Info RUIN: Coba $0.00 An ancient Mayan city on the Yucatán Peninsula, the nexus of the largest network of stone causeways of the ancient Mayan world.
Reminder Drop off Rental Car $0.00
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Other Walk Mex to BnB $0.00
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Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Bed and Breakfast Spacious Private room for 4 AirBnB Playa del Carmen $60.00 I have stayed in numerous AirBnB places in a variety of countries, and so far this one is my absolute favorite. It's like a hostel (multiple rooms with shared living space), but infinitely more awesome - immaculate and completely beautiful. The shared living space is breathtaking with a high, conical, thatched roof. Our room was spacious and comfortable and included an amazing shower/tub. Alejandra is very friendly, helpful and responsive, and it's very convenient (for check-in and check-out) that she lives at the same property.

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Yes, yes Doug... Brent DOES have to stop and look at every pool of boiling mud (and every pile of rocks, as the case may be). I had planned to spend about an hour at Cobá today, but we ended up spending three (you know... to make sure Brent saw EVERY pile of rocks). So, then we ended up having to zoom through Tulum in order to return our rental car and get to our BnB on time.
We're leaving so many things on the table this trip. Now we've missed doing any of the cenotes in the interior and around Tulum, and we've missed doing Rio Secreto. We can see at least two future trips to do things we've missed (a trip to Merida to see it, Uxmal, and spend more time in Izamal), and a trip to visit cenotes and do dives and snorkeling missed this time.