The coba ruin site is very large, but only a small proportion of it has been excavated and opened to the public.
After a guided tour of the main site, we decided to hire a 'limo' service to get us to the Nohoch Mul pyramids. This is well worth it for 120 pesos (£6-7), as the walk is a mile or so and you are right in the middle of the jungle. (We were also a little pressed for time)
The limo service consists of a local guy pedaling two of you on a tricycle type of bike. Our guy was pretty quick, but allowed time to take photos of other interesting points along the way.
The Ixmoja pyramid in the Nohoch Mul group is the largest, and you are allowed to climb it. Its just over 120 steps, and can be a bit of work in the heat - so its not for everyone. The view at the top is pretty decent - you can see the Mayan jungle for miles. I actually found getting down more tricky!
Coba is not as developed as a tourist site compare to Chichen Itza or Tulum, but this is quite nice in a way. Its worth the visit if you actually want to climb a pyramid. If you don't, Chichen and/or Tulum should suffice.
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