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Coba (pronounced cō-bǝ) is an ancient Maya city on the Yucatán Peninsula, located in what is now northeastern Quintana Roo, Mexico. The site is the nexus of the largest network of stone causeways of the ancient Mayan world, and it contains many engraved and sculpted stelae that document ceremonial life and important events of the Late Classic Period (AD 600-900) of Mesoamerican civilization.[1] The adjacent modern village bearing the same name, reported a population of 1,278 inhabitants in the 2010 Mexican federal census.[2]
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the Yucatan area, there is really only one Mayan ruin you should see and make sure the tour allows you at least 2-3 hours at the site. We have seen 3 other Mayan ruins before in both Mexico and Belize and...More

Thank Stampede12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wish we had had more time at Coba. During our visit a torrential downpour ensued, ending our day. What we did experience was awesome. We had little ones with us, so we took advantage of the tricycle taxis, which were worth every peso, especially...More

Thank DukeOKC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While not the most famous ruins in the Yucatan, Coba is definitely worth visiting, especially if you want to climb on the tallest ruin. Some things to know: Sites are spread out. Best to rent the bikes, or the bike/cab if you're not up for...More

Thank A2Steph
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cobà was such a lovely place to visit, we were staying about an hour away from the ruins. Having the chance to walk around fantastic and our guide was very informative. What made our day was being able to climb the steps of the Mayan...More

Thank Anton K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice temple complex. Entrance fee 70 pesos. Rent a bike (50 pesos) at the entrance which is fun and cycling is much cooler than walking, as the site is several km in size. You can climb the highest temple which rewards you with a nice...More

Thank jeevee2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a Taxi from the hotel, which was good value. It's a fair way from the Tulum area. We took advantage of the rickshaws to get to the ruins which were very reasonable cost wise and the local drivers were very informative. The site...More

Thank Darren T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you visit the Cancun area then the Coba Ruins are an absolute must - they are the only ruins that you can climb up and is so worth doing. The entrance to the site is a long way from the ruin that you can...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this excursion through our holiday rep. We preferred this trip to Chitza nitza simply because there sounded like there was more to do on this excursion. With thomsons our trip started with a drive to the ruins, this did take a long time...More

Thank Darth_Vaider
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These are one of the only ruins you can actually climb so well worth the visit! The ruins at coba are around 2 hours from Puerto Morales (where we were staying). We arrived around 9am which was ideal as it was really busy with tours...More

Thank ROSSANNA Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a beuatiful place, not yet an awful plaza like the entrancy to Tulum became. You can get a bike to go around, climb the pyramid and get a beautiful view of the forest

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plh1
August 3, 2017|
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Response from DODBarrie | Reviewed this property |
I saw the zip line and it is outside the Coba ruins but did not go on it. It only goes over the laguna and I am sure you can go on it without being part of some excursion group. There are at least 3 options on hwy109... More
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Still101
June 27, 2017|
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Response from Neil J | Reviewed this property |
I would not consider it strenuous. The walk there as mentioned is flat. The only thing considered strenuous is the climb itself but totally worth for the view. Going down is harder but taking your time both ways and maybe... More
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Trisha N
May 10, 2017|
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Response from Denise P | Reviewed this property |
Have been to both - as previously mentioned, very different sites! Depends on what you're looking for - we stayed a week in the Yucatan & visited 5 sites....Uxmal is very majestic, well-maintained and manicured, you can... More
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