Category Archives: Visit Mexico


Cobá, the ancient Mayan city on the Yucatán Peninsula, is located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. The Mayan site contains a group of large temple pyramids Ixmoja, part of the Nohoch Mul Pyramid is one of Coba’s main attractions. Unlike Chichen Itza’s Kukulkan Pyramid, Ixmoja Pyramid is still open for the public to… Read More »

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza was a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya people of the Terminal Classic Period.  It was one of the largest Maya cities and it was likely to have been one of the mythical great cities, or Tollans, referred to in later Mesoamerican  literature. Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the… Read More »

Ik Kil Cenote

Ik Kil is a cenote outside Pisté in the Tinúm Municipality, Yucatán, Mexico. It is located in the northern center of the Yucatán Peninsula and is part of the Ik Kil Archeological Park near Chichen Itza. Ik Kil is near the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, on the highway to Valladolid. It is open to… Read More »

Ekʼ Balam

Ekʼ Balam ek-bælæm is a Yucatec-Maya archaeological site in the state of Yucatán, Mexico. From the Preclassic until the Postclassic period, it was the seat of a Mayan kingdom.  Ekʼ Balam means Black Jaguar. ‘Ek’ also means star so it can be called the Star of Jaguar. The site is noted for the preservation of… Read More »