The Nohoch Mul (big mound) Group is at the north end of the area routinely visited by tourists. The group consists of a few buildings that form part of a great plaza that slopes off to the south. Only three structures may be visited. While there is a large platform 100 metres square at one side and to the rear of the Ixmoja, it (the platform) has fallen prey to the surrounding jungle and is not available.
Let me first attend to the statistics, as it is the height that attracts the tourists from the Mayan Riviera hotels for the climb of 120 steps to the temple on top - 42 metres, 138 feet at roof level. There are seven sections to the pyramid with rounded and turned-in corners. The wide central staircase splits in two near the top affording access to an unremarkable temple. The latter was added during the post-classic, while the group itself dates from the late-classic. The molding of the temple's niches has sculptures in stucco of a descending god, similar to what would be seen at Tulum, with traces remaining of blue and red paint.
No, I did not climb the steps! Life is too short.