Mayan Train felipe carrillo puerto station

Felipe Carrillo Puerto; The new station of the Mayan Train!

While the Mayan Train takes you through popular destinations like Cancun and Tulum, it also invites you to discover hidden gems, and one of them is the Felipe Carrillo Puerto Station.聽
Strategically located near important destinations such as Cob谩, this stop offers you an authentic experience in the heart of Quintana Roo, where history, culture and nature merge in one place.聽
If you haven’t visited the Felipe Carrillo Puerto Station yet, don’t worry! Here is a complete guide for you to explore all its charms without leaving home.
Discover Felipe Carrillo Puerto

1. Exploring Felipe Carrillo Puerto Station

Felipe Carrillo Puerto Station is a crucial point on the route of the Mayan Train, a railroad project that seeks to connect different regions of southeastern Mexico.聽
It is located in the municipality of the same name and as it is right in the center of the state of Quintana Roo, it has become one of the new gateways to several attractions in the Mayan area.
So don’t worry, despite being a place little known among tourists, it has a lot to offer

2. What to do near the Felipe Carrillo Puerto station?

Exploring the area around this stop gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich history and natural beauty of the region. Here are some nearby places you can’t miss:

Discover archaeological sites

Cob谩
Just a short distance from Felipe Carrillo Puerto are the impressive ruins of Cob谩, an ancient center with more than 6,500 structures, including the Nohoch Mul pyramid, the tallest on the Yucat谩n peninsula.聽
This archaeological site is only 2 hours and 143 km away, making it a perfect starting point for exploring Mayan history and culture.
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Muyil
Another site we recommend you to visit is Muyil. Although it is not as large as Cob谩, it offers visitors the chance to explore fascinating vestiges, platforms and religious structures.
For example, as you progress, you will discover structures such as the Castillo, as well as the Plaza de la Entrada and Temple 8. Best of all, it is only a 50-minute drive from Felipe Carrillo Puerto.

Visit Tihosuco

If you are looking to immerse yourself in the rich history of Yucat谩n, we suggest you visit Tihosuco, a picturesque town located just 1 hour away. Here, you will have the opportunity to explore one of the most fascinating chapters of the region: the Caste War.聽
To do so, you should make a stop at the Museum of the Guerra de Castas, where you can learn in detail about the struggles and triumphs of this community. So get ready for a historical adventure that will leave you in awe!

Explore the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

For those looking to connect with nature, the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is a true paradise to add to your itinerary. It is home to pristine beaches, coral reefs, crystalline cenotes and an incredible diversity of flora and fauna.聽
This reserve, declared a World Heritage Site, is a jewel not to be missed during your visit. With only 1 or 2 hours drive from Felipe Carrillo Puerto, or approximately 1 hour from Cob谩, you will be able to immerse yourself in the beauty of this natural sanctuary.  

Visit the Much Kanan Ka`ax Reserve

If you don’t want to get so far away from the destination, but still want to enjoy nature, you can visit the Much Kanan Ka`ax reserve, located less than 20 minutes from Felipe Carrillo Puerto.
Here, just like the previous destination, you can also find crystalline cenotes, serene lagoons such as S铆ijil Noh H谩 and Ocom, as well as the Balam na pool and exuberant vegetation. In fact, its name translated into English means “together we take care of the jungle”.

Visit the cenote at Chunyaxch茅

Finally, be sure to venture to the community of Chunyaxch茅. With a trip of approximately 1 hour, you can visit the Golondrinas Cenote, a natural wonder located in a subway cavern.
Descend two meters down a staircase and immerse yourself in crystal clear waters surrounded by stalactites and stalagmites. A unique experience that will leave you awestruck.

3. Frequently asked questions for your trip

Before embarking on your adventure, it is normal to have some doubts about your trip. Here are the most frequently asked questions.
  • How to book tickets for the Mayan Train?: You can easily book tickets for the Mayan Train through its official website, where you can find updated information about schedules, fares and travel options.聽
  • Where does the Mayan Train route begin?: The Mayan Train route covers approximately 1,500 kilometers through five Mexican states: Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucat谩n, and Quintana Roo.聽
  • Where is the Felipe Carrillo Puerto station located?: The Mayan Train route is divided into 7 sections, the Felipe Carrillo Puerto station is located on section 6, which covers Quintana Roo. To know the details of each of the sections, we invite you to explore the complete route of the Mayan Train.
  • What places can I visit near Felipe Carrillo Puerto?: Near Felipe Carrillo Puerto Station, you will find a variety of attractions, including the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, the Much Kanan Ka`ax reserve, and archaeological sites such as Cob谩 and Muyil.
  • How can I get to Coba from Felipe Carrillo Puerto?: To get to Cob谩 you will have to travel approximately 2 hours by car. The fastest route is to take highway 109 towards Quintana Roo, Nuevo Durango 鈥 Coba. Just as shown in this map.

4. Where to stay during your visit

For those who wish to extend their stay and explore the surroundings, staying in Coba is an excellent choice. At our Boutique Hotel, Aldea Coba you can enjoy exclusive services, luxury rooms and experiences in the Mayan world.
By choosing Aldea Coba, you will immerse yourself in the local culture and enjoy a pleasant rest after a day full of adventures. You can learn more about their getaway experience here, or contact the hotline 998 324 0198.
Live a complete escape experience at Aldea Coba.
As you can see, the Felipe Carrillo Puerto station and its surroundings are much more than just a stop on your trip; they are the beginning of an unparalleled adventure in Quintana Roo.
So prepare your itinerary, book your tickets to travel on the Mayan Train, and let yourself be carried away by the magic that this unexplored corner has to offer.聽

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