Exploring the Mayan Ruins of Coba

Posted by by Amy Simmons | 06.22.2016

by Amy Simmons, A16 Solana Beach Store Assistant Manager

Amy and friends with a pyramid ruin behind themClimbing the Pyramid

My recent vacaton to Playa Del Carmen in the Mexican Yucatan involved a fun-filled, acton-packed day of hiking, climbing, and exploring the Mayan ruins of Coba. We biked out to the tallest ruin for the steep, hot climb to the top and a beautiful view.  The weather was hot and humid and slightly overcast with occasional sprinkles.  

Amy and Friend swimming in the CenoteAmy and friend swimming in Cenote

After leaving the ruins we went swimming in three different underground cenotes, one of which had a terrifying 35-foot jumping platform into beautiful, crystal clear water.  I was able to get some good GoPro footage of my friends jumping.  Sadly I was so scared that I forgot to turn it on for my own jump!  I was also happy that I had brought my Sea to Summit Dry Daypack along to protect all my valuables from the splashing.  I had such a fun time and was lucky to spend some time with my friends in a beautiful country.

Cenotes Crystal clear watersAmy and Friend Jumping!