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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 yesterday

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

Thank 8crismg
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent and interesting. Just a tip ; arrive late afternoon when the hordes have gone. Zipline also recommended; about $8 and great fun over the lake.

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My favourite ruin in Mexico. The main temple is worth the 100 step climb - be warned it is steep and each step is more than 1 foot tall but the view is gorgeous overlooking the jungle. The whole site is easily navigated and very...More

Thank Francisca S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best Pyramids in the area, very little tourists, no lines and you can climb all the ruins. The cenotes nearby are awesome!!!!!!

1  Thank Ernesto P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

These ruins are part of what is possibly the largest Mayan city of antiquity. The main pyramid is a trek up but worth it with the view. You can get there after the main entrance by bike, pedi-bike or walking. The walk is a great...More

1  Thank Gabriel M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You have to come to this city-state. At the moment they only have recovered one 10% of the city and it's already very impressive. Here it's the only place where you are allowed to climb the pyramid, once you reach the top, the scenery to...More

Thank Gerard P
Reviewed 4 days ago

The main attraction is the ruined pyramid which is still possible to climb. There are some other interesting buildings on the way to pyramid. Biking around would be ideal, walking is an option too. Nice lake just outside of the main entrance and, apparently, some...More

Thank GoranWembley
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It takes a long time to walk to the main ruins so definitely recommend getting a bike or the tricycle (for 2 people, like a taxi) as they're really cheap. You can climb to the top of the ruins but even if you only go...More

1  Thank traceytraceyg
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved the trip! (18/08/2017) The tour guide was called Josè and was the biggest reason of the enjoyment, sarcasm and humour throughout the day and still very very knowledgable about the Mayan people, era and area. The views from the coba pyramid are breathtaking! Booked...More

1  Thank Alex C
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our second time to Coba. We had our kids with us on this trip and wanted ride bikes with them through the ruins. My husband and I rented bikes to ride through the ruins 6 years ago and really enjoyed the site -...More

1  Thank Kimberly1518
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Still101
28 June 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
11 May 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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tjrae
9 May 2017|
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Response from MarkusRobinson | Reviewed this property |
Hello Friends, I rented a car in Cancun and drove down to Coba in the evening departing at dusk and arriving well after dark after stopping for dinner. We stayed at a small hotel just miles from the Coba ruins. The entire... More
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