We hired a cab driver for a day trip to see Coba & Tulum. Coba was a bit off the beaten path but is a must see if you are in the southern part of the Mayan Riviera. We walked the entire site and took our time throughout to stop, take pics, and climb where we could. If memory serves, you can rent a bike to get back to the temple a bit quicker. If you are short on time this would be a great option but if you have the time then you might as well take a stroll and enjoy the scenery. We got there early in the morning and were extremely happy that we got in and out before the bigger crowd and hotter weather showed up because we were free to roam the area and we were practically by ourselves in the cooler part of the day. Do yourself a favor and climb the temple too. There is a rope (like they used to have at Chichen Itza) to assist with the climb up and down the steps so no excuses!
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