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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 via mobile

The tour was phenomenal. The guide was so knowledgeable. If your brave enough to climb to the top the 360° views from the top are out of this world. Wear comfy shoes as a bit of a trek. The earlier you go the better as...More

Thank StephM01
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cobá is definitely a must see in Mexico! It's not too crowded and I believe this is the only ruins remaining in Mexico where you can still climb on top and the view from the top is amazing! It is pretty dangerous to climb up...More

Thank svnanadiego
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed walking around the Coba ruins. There is a lot of walking but some of it is shaded and it is jungle-like. Bikes can be rented. If you are going to climb the 120 very steep steps of Nobuch Mul, try to get there...More

Thank Chris_Travel_Tales
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You walk a lot but is worthy the view Better do this excursion early in the morning because is hot In the middle of the day I personal would rent a bike In your way out try a mango or other organic juice is delicious

Thank Maria D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Coba is a gem in the middle of the jungle. It's away from all the cruise crowds. There is plenty of builds to see and you can climb on the main temple. The jungle provides plenty of shade from the sun. You can rent a...More

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had plenty of time so we did not hire a guide, nor did we rent a bike or bike taxi. Rent a bike if you are in a hurry, or don't want to slog through the jungle with it being so hot. The place...More

Thank topdrive465
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our tour took us to the Coba ruins. We were handed over to a local guide who took us to a small pyramid and the ball court. He then told us about the bicycle options for getting to the tall pyramid. Others in our group...More

Thank fuzzyfred
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Rare that a national treasure and ancient ruin is opened up for massive hoards of visitors. It's amazing, wonderful, beautiful and our guide; Lilian from Alltournative.com (through Amstar) was off the charts smart, witty and passionate and did I mention fluently trilingual. Make the trek...More

Thank Frank Y
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The guides are very knowledgeable. it is worth it to hire a guide, the place is very big, and a guide makes it possible to see it all and in less time. Climbing the pyramid is a must if you are able to. The view...More

Thank nabundes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We consider Coba to be the most natural of the three most famous ruins within easy access of Cancun and the Riviera Maya. With Chichén Itzá acting as the resident "celebrity" of the Yucatan and Tulum over-looking the magnificent ocean, Coba stands apart from the...More

Thank mmmbrix
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Trisha N
Is Coba ruins better than Uxmal? Please help me cause I'm leaving this coming May 14th and want to see the Mayan Ruins but been debating which place to go. Thank you.
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
My husband and I are considering renting a car and driving from our resort in Cancun to the Coba ruins. We thought being on our own schedule would be more enjoyable. Has anyone else done this? Is it safe for American travelers? Advice? Suggestion? Thanks!
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
I am 70. Should my husband and I rent a bici taxi. What is the cost? Thank you for any advice and information.
9 May 2017|
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Response from afabre | Reviewed this property |
The taxi was a great way to navigate the ruins. The drivers are friendly and will stop and wait for you if you want to walk a bit. I don't remember the exact cost but is was inexpensive.