It might be just 27 miles inland from the Yucatan Peninsula’s fabled east coast, but the ancient Mayan city of Coba goes largely unnoticed by the beach brigade.
Located in the deep south of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, the ancient city of Calakmul was once just one of a number of great, nearby Mayan city-states that dominated the region.
There are over a thousand Mayan sites dotted across Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula so, unless you plan to move to the region permanently, chances are that you will struggle to visit even 1% of them.
Located midway between Merida & Campeche, Uxmal is, for many visitors to the Yucatan, their favourite Mayan site.
It may be one of the Yucatan’s smallest, and least architecturally impressive Mayan sites, but Tulum sure pulls in the crowds. Wonder why?
Located in the sparsely populated south of the Yucatan Peninsula, very few visitors make it to the small Mayan site of Becan; fewer still would visit were it not for its relative proximity to the far larger and better knows ruins at Calakmul.
Located in the south eastern corner of the Yucatan Peninsula, close to both Chetumal and the Belize border, Kohunlich is a small, little known Mayan site that attracts very few visitors.