Playa del Carmen
Located about 2 hours away from Playa del Carmen, these ruins are few but make up for it with their impressiveness. The city of Cobá once had the one of largest populations in the Mayan Empire between 600-900 AD. The pyramids are located on several lakes. The climb up 120 stairs to the top of the Grand Pyramid, the tallest pyramid in the Yucatán, is rewarded with gorgeous views of the surrounding jungle canopy. It is possible to see many species of birds and animals at the ruins. This excursion is best as a day trip.