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“Well worth a visit”
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Coba Ruins
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Cancun Combo: Xel-Ha and Coba Ruins in One Day from Cancun
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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]
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Our first visit to Myan ruins of any kind and we weren't disappointed.
Although not on the scale or grandeur of Chitchen Itza, it was an exciting climbing up & loved the view from the top. The steps are crumbling away in many places with just a single rope strung along the middle to hold on to. Not too much health & safety here!!
Ensure you wear sturdy shoes and keep clear of others around you.
Be even more careful on the decent as I saw one almost fall. Those clambering down on their butts probably had the right idea.
Other interesting ruins such as an ancient 'soccer' pitch with a circular goal. The ball, we were told, was the losing Captain's head :)

Visited January 2014
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“Look touch and feel the experience”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Grab a bike and go for a 1 km ride or grab a seated driver bike sit back and enjoy the experience of unbelievable history. I didn't have a lot of time so hurried a little. I found myself listening to the tour guides as there were plenty of them at each stop..... I was gob smacked at the stories to be told. So do this..... Get 3 of you pay just under 200000 about $180 US dollars get a private taxi and take your time, Go in suck up the cost of a tour guide take your time the at the end you have time to enjoy the most amazing climb of your life.

Visited February 2014
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“Quite a history lesson”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

We chose to see the Coba ruins as an excursion off our cruise ship, they were advertised as unspoiled and authentic. I have not been to any of the other Mayan sites, but this was definitely an experience for the bucket list. Our tour guide told us this was the highest Mayan pyramid on the Yucatan peninsula and it is the only one you can still climb. Be prepared if you choose to do so, because it is intimidating. My husband made it to the top, but I chickened out about a third of the way up. It is extremely steep and only one large rope in the center for everyone to hold on to whether you are going up or coming down. The down is much harder than the up, but the view is incredible. It does take a long time to get to the ruins, we were on a ship that docked in Cozumel and we had to take a high speed ferry for 30 minutes and a bus into the interior for 1 1/2 hours, but I thought it was worth the effort. Our guide was an expert on the Mayan culture and it was interesting and informative. Once you get there it is a 1 1/2 mile walk to the main pyramid, however there are bikes to rent or you can get in a pedicab.

Visited February 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Climb the pyramid & overcome fear of heights”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Like other reviewers suggested, renting a bike would save a lot of time and energy, and the bike ride felt cooler than walking. Not many bikes have bottle holder, as water is a must with very few food/drink vendors along the way.

Climbing the 42m pyramid is the climax for just about every coba visitor, no matter I used the 2" thick rope to go up and down and afraid to stand up, it is a personal triumph to say I made it !!!

Visited January 2014
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“Coba Ruins”
Reviewed 21 February 2014

Well run, organized archaeological site. The pyramid was the highlight. Hire a pedi-cab to view the main sites. It gets hot quickly, so go early if possible. Recommend eating in Tulum or Akumal before you go as the choices in Coba are slim. A cool, refreshing coco frio (whole chilled coconut w/straw) after your finished is great.

Visited February 2014
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