Going on a whirlwind tour through the Yucatan and am passing Tulum for a couple of nights, with just one full day. Is it necessary/a good idea to go to Coba that one day?
We'll be going to Uxmal, Palenque, Chichen Itza and the ruins in the Kohunlich area so it's not like we're going to miss out on Mayan stuff. (Goes without saying we're going to check out the ruins in Tulum. Yes, I've heard how crowded and commercial it is...)
That said, we don't think we'll be renting a car (expensive: about $70/day with complete insurance coverage) so the effort and time spent in going to Coba would be substantial relative to the little time we have in Tulum.
Thanks again for any advice.