The Cobá area is located in the municipality of Tulum, in Quintana Roo.
The Cobá area, located in the municipality of Tulum, in Quintana Roo, was declared an Archaeological Monument by the Ministry of Culture, through a decree published in the Official Gazette of the Federation.
In this way, the constructions, extensions and any permanent or provisional work that is carried out in the Archaeological Monuments Zone of Cobá, is subject to the jurisdiction of the federal powers in the terms indicated in the Federal Law on Archaeological, Artistic Monuments and Zones. and Historical, its regulations and other applicable legal provisions.
The decree also stipulates that “all announcements, notices, posters; garages, vehicle sites, gasoline or lubricant outlets; poles and telegraph and telephone wires, transformers and conductors of electrical energy, and lighting installations, and kiosks, temples, stalls or any other permanent or provisional constructions, which are intended to be built in the Archaeological Monuments Zone of Cobá, must be subject to the provisions established in this regard by the Federal Law on Monuments and Archaeological, Artistic and Historical Zones”.
Following this declaration, the Ministry of Culture, through the National Institute of Anthropology and History, has a period of 60 calendar days to define the criteria for the protection, conservation, promotion and dissemination of the Archaeological Monuments Zone of Cobá, focused on the knowledge, study, respect and appreciation of cultural heritage.