Fly directly from Cancun or Playa del Carmen airport to your hotel on Holbox Island, taking in amazing panoramic views, instead of spending hours on a bus!
QUICK, CONVENIENT TRANSPORTATION TO TULUM & COBA
We offer private round-trip transportation from your hotel in Holbox to the gates of the ruins in Tulum and Coba, starting with a taxi to the pier where we’ll provide you with ferry tickets to finish your journey. Our professional services and drivers make sure your trip is smooth and easy, so you can focus on enjoying your time at these archaeological sites!
Tulum, which means “wall” in Maya, is one of the most ancient sites registered and known by the western world, because already in 1518 the Spanish chronicler Juan Díaz narrated having seen a city “as big as Seville” with a tower, which undoubtedly was El Castillo de Tulum, which at that time was still occupied by the inhabitants of that independent headquarters. Also known as “Zama” or “city of dawn,” this incredible site sits on the edge of the cliff about 15 meters high from the sea.
Inhabited by the Maya between 1200 and 1450, it was an important commercial port for Cobá and other Mayan cities in the interior of the peninsula. Abandoned at the beginning of the 26th century, local people continued to visit the temples to burn copal and pray until recently.
Tulum was surrounded on three sides by a rock wall that may have served as a defense and protected on the eastern side by the sea. The main structure of Tulum, El Castillo sits on a high point of the site, facing the ocean. The reefs off the coast make entry by sea difficult, and it is theorized that one of the purposes of El Castillo was to act as a beacon and navigation system for the ships.
One of the most striking buildings, the Temple of the Descending God, shows the god of the jump or god descending. His image appears throughout the site, but his real name and meaning are not known. Linked to rain, lightning, and water, he can be a god of the bee, since honey was one of the main commercial products of the Maya in this region.
Due to its historical importance and the beauty of its natural environment, Cobá is a must for anyone interested in learning about the archeology of Quintana Roo. The long walk that means to visit all the enabled sets to the visit also offers the opportunity to observe a great variety of birds and animals of the region, as well as the numerous vegetal species that confirm the jungle environment of this region.