Last week I was in Tulum, Mexico for seven days. While I spent most of my precious days on the beach, I did venture out to Coba to check out some nicely preserved Mayan pyramids from the first millenium. We drove out early morning (only 30 minutes from Tulum) to avoid the large bus crowds from Cancun.
My friend Victor and I climbed the highest pyramid (one of the few remaining pyramids that can be climbed). The climb was steep but well worth it as the view was superb. All you see is a vast expanse of green forest.
While it was fairly easy-going up the pyramid, going down was a different story. The steps are steep and a bit taxing on the knees. I definitely preferred the ascent.
Since the grounds at Coba are flat and extensive, bicycles and tricycle taxis are available for rent. Because we walked what seemed like miles to get to the main pyramid from the entrance, we took a bike taxi on the way back to the entrance. Suffice it to say, I thoroughly enjoyed the ride…
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