There are 5 major Mayan ruins sites within driving distance of Puerto Morelos. Two of these sites, Tulum and Coba, make for an easy day trip. Chichen Itza and Ek Balam are whole day adventures.
Chichen Itza which means “at the mouth of the well of Itza “, is the 2nd most visited archeological site in Mexico. The Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen-Itza is one of the new seven wonders of the world. It is exactly 24 m. high considering the upper platform. Apart from the Kukulkan Pyramid, in Chichen Itza there many other archaeological sites to visit, all carrying traces from Mayan Culture in many ways.
The Coba Ruins are located between two lakes in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, and was once an important Mayan city. Despite its proximity to the coastal tourist areas of the Riviera Maya, Coba is much less well known than any of the other great Mayan cities. Only a small fraction of the many structures have been excavated and this, together with the remote jungle setting, add to the feeling of being an early discoverer.