On our way from Merida to Tulum we stopped off at the Mayan ruins at Coba, famous for the carved stelae depicting events or stories from the Mayan period.
The ruins are still being excavated, and feel more ‘Indiana Jones’ than some of the other sites we visited, being surrounded and overgrown with jungle:
Here you are actually allowed to climb the pyramid. It’s one of the tallest in the peninsula at 45 metres:
As it was a hot day and our driver was waiting, we opted to be taxied back on a bici-taxi:
On arriving at Tulum town we easily found our pretty boutique hotel:
Something of a Frida Kahlo theme:
One of the main reasons to come to this relaxed ‘resort’ on the Riviera Maya was to visit the seafront ruins: