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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Coba, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked with Thomas Cook as we travelled with them. Great day out, well worth it. Coba ruins, Tulum ruins and beach. Well worth it if you get the chance.

Thank SuzeCostello
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our second trip to Coba, wanted to visit and do the climb one last time. This will be the last year it can be climbed. It is not for the weary, very high..steep and with some steps very smooth so it can be...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family including 12 year old daughter and 11 year old son visited Koba over Thanksgiving week 2017. It was part of a package to her that included Tulum and a Cenote called Multun ha. We enjoyed the ruins at Coba more than we did...More

Thank SnorkelGang
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing place! I liked it even better than Chichen Itza, mainly because it was less crowded and you get to climb it and enjoy wonderful views over the jungle. If you're afraid of height: do not climb it. It's easy to climb up, but climbing...More

Thank Lt_Frank_Drebin
Reviewed 5 days ago

Coba is massive and best seen on foot. You'll be able to linger anywhere you please and develop a relationship with the jungle which is crucial. The actual Mayan sites are not in great shape, so it's the combination of ruins and the landscape which...More

Thank tunai
Reviewed 5 days ago

Transportation arrived at hotel promptly. Early pick-up but worth it to get to Coba early. Guide, Alvaro, knowledgeable and nice. Coba was very interesting, cenote swim amazing and lunch delicious. I had read about bicycling around the ruins in the reviews but it wasn't listed...More

1  Thank onlyinboulder
Reviewed 6 days ago

We decided to by go by our own in a rental car from Playa del Carmen to Cobá so we arrived with nothing booked. We bought the tickets and once inside we decided to get a guide for the two of us. There are two...More

Thank Stligochu
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove ourselves, but I know there are some tours, we wanted to explore on our own time and take as long as as little as we wanted to. The entry fee was 75 Pesos (around $4.50 US), but they do not take USD, so...More

1  Thank Becky G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ancient Mayan ruins of Cobá offer the chance to climb a massive pyramid and bike through a sprawling city that was once connected with surrounding ruins more than 100k away. Tips: Rent a bike Wear comfortable hiking shoes Bring mosquito repellents (natural is better...More

Thank Kirsten S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent visit had previously visited Chichen Itza but much preferred this trip. Booked through Tui and the tour guides Roberto and Alex who were brothers were fantastic. They were very knowledgable and able to answer any question put to them. It's no good going in...More

Thank Kevin W
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7 December 2017|
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Response from Margarita T | Reviewed this property |
I think is just a mith spread by locals to rush tourists to visit it. All official info is in the INAH website Try avoid local guides, it is difficult to find one with real knowledge Try to find a good book first. If you... More
26 November 2017|
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Response from dartmanbull | Reviewed this property |
We rented a car, which is cheaper than a tour or guides we had four people there are restaurants near by of all this places but just go a little outside the tourist area and you will get more authentic local food and... More
Kendra C
20 November 2017|
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Response from Neil G | Reviewed this property |
The guys that drive the rickshaws are very knowledgable, hire one of these guys they are really worth it.