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“Pretty Interesting!”
Review of Coba Ruins

Coba Ruins
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Owner description: 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]
Decatur, Georgia, United States
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“Pretty Interesting!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Our group stayed at the Excellence Playa Mujeres resort and decided to take a day and go site seeing. We did a two part trip. 1st half of the day we went to a Mayan Village, received a blessing from a Mayan Priest then we repelled into a fresh water cavern. After we climbed back out or rode the "Mayan Elevator" (they lifted us with our inner tubes out of the cavern), our party went on three different ziplines. Afterwards, we had down time where we could canoe or lay on some hammocks and enjoy nature. We were able to sit and have lunch prepared by the Mayan Villagers, what an experience! After this was over, we got back in the van and went to Coba. At Coba, you get to see the amazing pyramid and get a little background of the ruins. It is the LAST ruin in Mexico that you are able to climb and touch. This was wonderful although we were pretty beat by the time we got there so I think either one or the other would be the way we would redo this. There are Mayan "taxis" which are basically bicycle taxis which is a nice treat. Just be careful with the vendors outside of Coba, their items are pricey and they are a bit aggressive. We were smart not to bring too much cash (just bring money for tipping) and did not bring any credit cards.

Visited October 2012
Thank Sue H
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“Much Better than Chichen Itza”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We went here as part of a day tour that covered, Chichen Itza, Ik kil, Coba & Tulum. Of the ruins, Chichen Itza was ok, but was very touristy and expensive tour guides. But worth getting one if you are there in a rush. We personally preferred Coba, which was nice and had a lot of character to it and you can go up the pyramid too which offers stunning views and makes you feel good to go up and come down in the scary ascent. Highly recommend taking the $10 bicycle taxi. We had a very nice local mayan guy, Rodrigo on our taxi (no. 12) who spoke extremely good English and had very good knowledge of the ruins. Therefore , I would not bother paying for a guide in Coba but take a bicycle taxi which itself is a good tour guide. He took us to all the places and to be able to ride 2 of us on his taxi for such a distance in that terrain was awesome. I personally would recommend you go ask for him to take you to the main pyramid. He is well worth it than getting a tour guide. You will realise that at the end of the tour that you got such a good deal on the cost of the taxi that you want to tip the guy.

Visited April 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Coba was fabulous!! The climb to the top of the pyramid was scary but so worth it!!
Although the place is lovely & the walk is mostly very flat, you can rent a bike or a biclcye taxi for $10US. One taxi can take 2 people.
Also, if you take a taxi be sure to tip your driver!! We had a young man who was in high school & works there on the weekend. Not only did he drive us but, he told us alot about the ruins & the history :)

Visited April 2013
Thank Jeannie G
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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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“niceto see”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

i wascthere ashort time...very nice and historical.....lots of climbing..easy to get to and not expensive...be sure to have pesos on hand and an umbrella

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Reviewed April 30, 2013

It was a really awesome trip. We had a lot of fun and learned a lot. Our guide Christina was fun and knowledgable. I recommend anyone to try this excursion out!

Visited April 2013
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