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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Visit Mayan Ruins in Mexico

By Frank D. Gardner

More and more tourists visit Playa the infamous tourist attraction Playa Del Carmen owing to the many wonders of Mexico. It's situated merely south of Cancun, bordered by the coastal regions looking at the Caribbean Sea.

A Mexican state found in Quintana Roo known as Playa del Carmen is truly famous for tourists who seeks adventure. There are several destinations to visit around the Playa del Carmen, although the most often visited are the Mayan ruins.

Mayan Ruins Destinations

Tulum is a walled city which worked as an outpost for the city of Coba; in native Yucatec tongue it is called Tulu'um. Tulum is a fortress city, closed in with 39 ft protective walls. The outbuildings and the primary structure of Tulum are fairly small, and that's why archaeologists write it off as a significant military post, although not a highly significant city. Archaeologists guess that Tulum is a port city due to its apparent location in the coastal areas of the Xaman Ha. What makes Tulum interesting is that it has survived for 70 years right after the Spanish colonization period while the rest of the Mayan cities began to fall down. Later in the timeline, the diseases that the Spaniards brought with them caused the citizens of Tulum to become obsolete.


Coba is among the larger cities of the ancient Maya civilization, this city was named by the Spaniards who colonized the city . The significantly large settlement is located 90 km to the east of the Mayan site Chichen Itza, in the North of Quintana Roo. And 40 km west facing the Caribbean Sea. Coba is a central settlement which is near to most Mayan cities and is 44 km northwest of Tulum. According to historians Coba used to be a trading center of some Mayan settlements in the area.

Ek' Balam

Found in Yucatan Mexico, Ek' Balam is a Mesoamerican archeological site found in the Teomozno municipality. The structures found in Ek' Balam were claimed to be established by the Maya people yet there are claims otherwise. Positioned 30 km to the north of Valladolid and 2 km from a small Mayan settlement, the Ek' Balam is a quick place to see. It is easy to reach Ek' Balam and it is quite a large city ideal to explore.

Archeologists concluded that this city is the seat of power which controlled the countryside. The settlements in the proximity of Ek' Balam are successful, too. Furthermore, they have got extremely extraordinary architectural styles. The city alone was made in the Late Classic Mayan, a period around 900 AD to 1500 AD.

More Mayan Ruins

The 3 famous Mayan ruins in Playa del Carmen are Tulum, Coba and Ek' Balam. There are actually more spectacular cities such as Chichen Itza. Archaeologists furthermore believe that there may be a lot of undiscovered spots in Playa del Carmen-and the entire Yucatan Peninsula, for that matter. Discovering these places will surely take some time. At this point, nevertheless, Playa del Carmen will enough.

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Active travel is a great way to explore the Mayan Ruins from Playa del Carmen. Duende Tours offers amazing packages including Mayan ruins and activities like snorkeling, zip lining. See the Mexico ruins tours for more information.

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