We stopped off at Coba today on way to Valladolid to check out one of the biggest cities in the Maya area. Sixty thousand people were believed to have stayed in Coba in an area twice the size of Chichen Itza (CI). Our guide, Juan, told us that CI had been reconstructed not just restored hence it is now the most complete of the Mayan cities. Coba dates from 200BC so is older than CI as well as boasting a temple 42metres in height which is higher than those at CI. This temple unsurprisingly is called "The Big One"!
I climbed up to the top of this temple in order to get the view of the whole Coba area. It was well worth it, and I even met a couple from Ottawa who had family in the Shetland Islands and Granton-on-Spey. Of all the places to crack up a conversation about the Whisky Trail!
After a spot of lunch I settled back for a siesta while my sis took the wheel. Bliss! I woke up in our next destination Valladolid;))