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Reviewed yesterday

We stayed at the nearby Coqui Coqui Coba hotel and were able to walk over to the ruins before all of the tour buses started to arrive. If you have your own car definitely get here early. From other reviews it was definitely worth it to get the bikes once inside the area - its a bit of a walk to the temple. We didn't get a guide but there were plenty of options to hire someone.

Thank LWhitewolf
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked to visit the Coba ruins through TUI. The trip was advertised as a full day collected at 7.15am visiting the ruins then lunch then onto look round a locals home where we had to take apples, then to swim in a cenote. The cost was £102 each. We arrived at the ruins just before 9am and was finished by 11am after climbing and a guided tour. We was whisked off to lunch at 11.15 and told we could eat as much as we liked...as long as we did it in 20 minutes!! Then rushed off to look round a locals house which personally I found a little embarrassing where all the apples were collected. Then onto the cenote about a 40 minute drive. A fairly long walk to the water holes where a “shaman” blessed us then about 10 minutes to swim before rushing g back to the shop! Where we was given 30 minutes the longest part!!

I felt it was a lot of money and was padded out with stuff that wasn’t really necessary and have since found out that the hotel does a similar trip just to the ruins with a boxed lunch for £50. It’s personal choice. We did complain to TUI and got given a small package of local sample toiletries as compensation.

The ruins were great to visit but the rest I felt was unnecessary

Thank Philippa500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Chose to visit here to have a break from the sun lounger. Journey from Riviera Maya was relatively easy. Although Mexican driving takes some getting used to.
Passed a few villages which seemed to consist of craft shops only. Didn't stop at the time but probably should have done so.
50 pesos to park and 70 pesos entry. I didn't pay for the skip the queue and glad I didn't there would have been no point so if going early don't waste your money.
Chose to mooch around not using a guide, nor the taxi guys, although they seemed very reasonable and the sepf ride bikes even cheaper. If you want a reasonable hike then just do it.
The ruins are amazing, steeped in history amazing to think the skills used to build them existed that long ago.
Climb to the top of the Pyramid was ok, although the descent isn't for the faint hearted.
Well worth a visit.

Thank grumpimus
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What an amazing experience! We paid for the friendly guys to ride us through the jungle on the rickshaw. Very affordable for a visit but don’t buy souvenirs there. About 5x what you’d pay elsewhere! The ruins are unbelievable and the tour guides are friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank DejaInCanada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went there during a stay in Playa del Carmen. This is an off the beaten site. It took us about 1h30 to get there first from Playacar. The site features one of the tallest pyramid you bay still be able to climb. The best to visit is either to rent a bike or get on a tricycle at the location. This will save you time to get to the pyramid which is a couple of miles from the entrance.

Thank stephang26
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Have been to most of the main Mayan cultural areas in Mexico in and around the Riviera Maya area. The ruins at Coba did not disappoint. Our guide was a Mayan himself and had a lot of insight into the area and the different things we were looking at. Of course the main reason for journeying to Coba was to climb the Pyramid. What a view from the top of the jungle. If you are in the area, Coba will not disappoint.

Thank JohnNurk
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited many Mayan ruins, this place is still in my top 5 mainly for the fact that you can still climb the main pyramid. Definitely go early and rent bikes to see all the sites.

Thank LeadMare
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coba ruins was one of the many ruins we saw while we were at Cancun and the Yucatan area. We also saw Tulum and Chichen Itza. Out of the three, Coba was our favorite. It wasn't as well preserved as Chichen Itza or as beautiful as Tulum but it was pure. It's just you walking around the forest looking for ruins. There aren't any people harrassing you to try to buy stuff like Chichen Itza and everything seems the way ruins would be left..in ruins. The best part is you're able to climb one of their tallest ruins from the base! We did Tikal in Guatemala before and although you can climb up some of the ruins you're not actually climbing up from the first step. In Tikal, they made wooden stairs that go around the temples and only from the top can you actually climb up some of the steps. In Coba, there are no wooden stairs, you're going up on its crumbling and broken temple steps right from the very bottom! They only have two ropes hanging down to help you ascend should you need it. Just stay left all the way and you will reach the temple you can climb! Just get there early cause it's better for climbing and picture taking! We were one of the first visitors and we were there for about 1 hr. When leaving, crowds began to appear and you'd have to share climbing the amazing Coba temple with them!

Thank albertocarreonjr
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This site is peculiar because u can enjoy nature and also the magic of the Maya culture. Furthermore here u can enjoy climbing the main piramide

Thank Barbara R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ruins were unbelievable. The area with all the different temples and ball parks were so well preserved. The staff at Coba were helpful and polite. The best was the Myan Uber. Everyone has to do that. Highly recommend this Archeologic site, especially before the climbing to the top of the ruin is curtailed.

Thank kimrecht
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