Coba is located west of the village and archaeological site of Tulum, in the vicinity of the village of the same name. As for the other Mayan sites of the area, there is no epigraphic evidence to determine the name led to the settlement in pre-Hispanic times, but some references to the colonial and ethnographic area, allowed during the thirties of the twentieth century.
Eric Thompson noted that the name of the site would have been Kinchil Cobá, referring to the name of God and Maya Solar essentially a geographic title that relates to the Mayan word “Cob” (or “Kob”), cloudy or chopped, and “water, which form the name” instead of minced or turbid water, this is probably in reference to the lakes the city was built around.
Coba is located east of the town of Coba, in the municipality of solidadridad, Quintana Roo. From Cancun, you take the federal highway 180 Cancun – Chetumal, Tulum and reach, take the freeway for 47kms, Leading to the village and archaeological zone
Located just 6 km from Coba, you will find several magnificent cenotes, ideal for cooling off after touring the archaeological zone.
Cenote Choo ha
This cenote is located 10 minutes from Coba. On the route you will find a booth where you will pay your entrance to the Choo-Ha cenote in Spanish means water that drips because throughout its interior are constantly being filtered through spikes.
Cenote Tankach Ha
This cenote is located very close to Cenote Choo , about 200 meters away. Tankach-Ha Cenote means “deep cenote”, because as its name says because it has depths of 4 to 35 meters, making it the deepest cenote of the 3 that are in this area.
Cenote Multum Ha
Multum Ha means “hill of stones in the water”. It was given this name because you can see below the platform a rather lopsided pile of stones that give the impression of a Mayan ruin, this cenote was discovered 15 years ago, but has only been open the public for 3 years.
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