Quintana Roo, México
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A walk from Chichen Itza, actually from Yaxuná, located just south of Chichen Itza, to Coba would take about two and a half days in the hot tropical sun. Yet the ancient Maya made this walk on a regular basis. A sacbé, Maya for "road," actually "white road," connects the two cities. On the other hand, a walk around the ruins of Coba could also take a couple days.
What a wonderful city Cobá must have been. Located around one of the few surface water lake systems in the northern Yucatán, a days walk to Tulum on the Caribbean coast, it's no wonder Coba ruled the northern lowlands throughout the Classic Period. Cobá is actually a metropolis made of several closely built centers connected by a series of sacbés. Today most of the site is still largely covered by jungle although restoration to several areas is underway, most notably the Ballcourt in the Cobá Group.