Estaciones del tren maya cerca de Coba

5 stations of the Mayan Train near Cobá you should know!

If you are visiting the Yucatán Peninsula, discovering the archaeological gems of Cobá is a unique experience not to be missed. Luckily for you, with the new infrastructures such as the Tulum Airport and the stations of the Mayan Train, getting to this destination will be easier than ever.
Therefore, in this blog, we will take you on a step-by-step journey through the five closest stations of the Maya Train that will become your perfect starting point for your adventure in Cobá.
Stations of the Mayan Train near Cobá

1. When is the Mayan Train fully inaugurated?

Before planning your train adventure, it is important to keep in mind that although some stations along the route from Campeche to Cancun were inaugurated on December 15th, most of them are not operating yet. However, they are expected to be ready for use in the near future. 
In fact, according to statements made by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the section from Cancún to Playa del Carmen will be inaugurated on February the 29th, and the end of all construction works after the federal elections on June the 2nd.

2. Discover the stations of the Mayan Train near Cobá

With the progressive inauguration of this project, each station becomes a gateway to the cultural and natural richness of the region, giving you the flexibility to start your journey from the point of your choice!
Nuevo Xcán - Quintana Roo
To begin your adventure in Cobá, one of the best starting points is the Nuevo Xcán station. Located between the border of Yucatán and Quintana Roo, Nuevo Xcan becomes a strategic point for travelers wishing to explore the region.
Besides offering convenient access to Cobá and its ancient Mayan ruins, this station serves as a gateway for those who plan to venture to the island of Holbox through Chiquilá.
So if you are one of those looking for more than just a transit point, we recommend making a stop at this station, as it has a variety of attractions to explore, one of the main ones being a visit to Cobá.
Important details you should know
  • You can find the archaeological zone of Cobá only 47.0 km away from the town of Nuevo Xcán, which is equivalent to a 39-minute drive.
Tulum and Tulum Airport - Quintana Roo
This incredible Magical Town, which has become more and more attractive thanks to the new airport, has 2 stations; Tulum town and Tulum Airport. The first is located just 44 minutes from the famous ruins of Coba, and the second is just over an hour away. 
This means, you’ll be able to combine your visit to Cobá with a tour of the ruins of Tulum and its beautiful beaches, and it is also one of the closest stations of the Mayan Train to this destination.
Important details you should know
  • The Tulum downtown station is located approximately 44 minutes and 46.8 km from Cobá.
  • On the other hand, the AIT station is located 1 hour and 24 minutes from Cobá, or 87.3 km.
To complement your information, don’t forget to check out this complete guide on how to get to Cobá from Tulum Airport.
Felipe Carrillo Puerto - Quintana Roo
In addition to its rich cultural heritage, Felipe Carrillo Puerto offers an abundance of natural beauty. Between mangroves, sea and lagoons, this destination is another site worth visiting. Here, communities have preserved their customs, language and mysticism, offering visitors a unique window into contemporary Maya culture.
From here, you can head to the nearby Maya village of Tihosuco, where you can learn about Maya resistance during the Caste War at the Caste War Museum.
As well as going from the archaeological zone of Muyil, to explore the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve and to complement your adventure at Cobá. After all, it’s less than two hours away!
Important details you should know
  • This destination is located 1 hour and 57 minutes away, covering a distance of 142.4 km from the town of Cobá.
Valladolid - Yucatán
One of the most awaited stations of the Mayan Train that you will find in Yucatán is Valladolid, a charming city that will captivate you with its unique blend of colonial architecture and colorful traditions. 
So if you plan to reach Cobá through this station, before doing so you can’t miss exploring its picturesque streets, admiring the beauty of its historic buildings and then visiting Cobá, located within an hour’s drive.
Important details you should know
  • Valladolid station is the closest station in the entire state of Yucatán to Coba, located 60.0 km or 52 minutes away.
Chichén Itzá - Yucatán
On the other hand, as its name suggests, this station promises to connect you with one of the most impressive archaeological wonders of the world; Chichén Itzá.
A site recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988, with majestic pyramids, the Temple of Kukulcan and other fascinating vestiges of the Mayan civilization. 
Best of all? If you wish to continue your adventure, Coba is less than 2 hours away!
Important details you should know
  • This station brings you closer to hidden archaeological sites such as Yaxunah, and places you 109.2 km and 1 hr and 26 minutes from Cobá. 
Important: Please note that each of these travel times are estimates, the operation of the Mayan Train could vary.

3. Where to Stay in Coba - The best boutique hotel!

If you are planning your visit to Coba, finding the perfect accommodation is crucial for an unforgettable experience.
At Aldea Coba, an Escape Boutique Experience, located near several stations of the Mayan Train, we offer you a unique combination of comfort and authenticity in the middle of the lush Mayan jungle. 
Our rooms, designed with details that reflect the essence of the culture, will give you the rest you need after a day of exploration. With a friendly and attentive staff, a pool surrounded by nature and delicious traditional dishes, this is your best choice for an unforgettable experience in Coba.
If you are ready to embark on this exciting adventure, we invite you to consider Aldea Coba as your resting place, stay with us and immerse yourself in the charm of each station!
To book, check all the details on our direct line 998 342 0198, or if you prefer, visit our website.


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