The photo above is a view of the grounds of Tulum. We spent three hours wandering the grounds and exploring passages and cenotes (collapsed caves with underground water pools). Tulum, walled on three sides, faces the Carribean Sea on the fourth side. The view of trees and towers set against a turquoise sea is spectacular.
Next we drove inland, through a jungle, on ancient ceremonial roads to Cobá. The photo below is of Bob, blue shirt and hands raised, atop Nonoch Mul, the Grand Pyramid of Cobá. The ruins of Cobá are equally impressive but much different in style. We walked several miles on tree shaded paths to see pyramids and passages, large and small. On ground level it is difficult to comprehend the size of this complex set of ruins.
After a day in ruins we returned home to Kailuum II to our last Mayan dinner featuring my favorites: Lime Soup and sauteed Corvina (sea bass). The Mayan meals were, as the Mexicans say, "Muy Rico," which means super delicious. After dinner and all that walking , we slept well--a perfect ending to an all-too-brief trip.