Deep in the jungle, its pyramids and temples clustered around four shallow lakes, lies Coba (waters ruffled by the wind in Maya), one of the Maya World's largest archaeological sites, so vast that only a small area of the ancient city has yet been restored. Indeed, one of the thrills of a visit is wandering or biking the jungle trails on the look out for rare birds and animals.

At 42 meters high, the Nohoch Mul pyramid is the tallest in the northern Yucatan and Coba is also famous for its sacbes or Mayan causeways. The longest sacbe in the Maya World links the city with the site of Yaxuna, near Chichen Itza and is 101 km long.