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“Exhilirating experience. You must climb the pyramid.”
Review of Coba Ruins

Coba Ruins
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Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Coba
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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]
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Be prepared to walk a good distance to get through to the main attraction, the Nohoch Mul ruins, where you can climb to the top. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate and use the bathroom at the main gate BEFORE you start your walk as there were no others that we could find along the way. You can only buy water at the main gate, and near the main pyramid, but we did not see anywhere else to buy any. If you remember the water and bathroom rule, you will be fine. Climbing all the way up the 138ft pyramid was a little terrifying, but totally worth it. There are rickshaws for hire to take you back to the main gate from there, if you don't feel like walking all the way back. They also had some bicycle rentals around there as well.

Thank KStarrr
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Visited the third week in August and well worth it the ruins are amazing and our guide through the Thompson tour was fantastic and well informed.

We also visited the Maya village and the cenote on the same trip well worth the money

Thank Peter D
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

The ruins were as expected. I am not a great historian however I did enjoy seeing the ruins and the jungle around.. I like the trails at this park. Know there is a fee, of course, for a guide. I choose not to get one. I read up in the ruins before the visit. However, we arranged for our trip, knowing the locals as we travel to the area every year, to include a near by cenote. It was remote, which I like, however I am a water person so it made my trip. The steps down to the cenote are steep, metal and curved, yet safe. The bathroom/changing room is in Mexico, be glad you have one. Clean, however very average. I would recommend to make this apart of the visit, especially if you love water.

Thank Paula F
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Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

The tourguide was relly good and this is a very intresting site, id reccomend renting a bike and skip all the smaller pyramids on the way to the largest one since youll spend most time there and then you see the smaller ones on the way back if you have time

Thank Matthías G
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

These ruins are fantastic - the main pyramid that you can climb is tough but the view from the top is stunning. We hired bikes and would highly recommend doing so - the site is large and it is really very hot and humid. There are lots of bike parks and we thought we saw far more than we would have done on foot.
The ruins themselves are amazing. Less developed than many others and no street sellers within the site itself. Some lovely paths wind around and the plants and birdlife are an added bonus.
We toured around the Yucatan visiting all the main pyramids, and this was probably our favourite.
If you have time it's worth a trip to the far side of the lake - we saw a huge crocodile and hundreds of fabulous butterflies.

Thank G E H
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