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“Worth the 'limo' service on a hot day” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Coba Ruins

Coba Ruins
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Cobá Ruins Morning Tour from Tulum or Riviera Maya
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Coba
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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]
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“Worth the 'limo' service on a hot day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

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.

Visited April 2014
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“Coba Mayan Ruins”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

I have toured on Mayaland tours earlier when I was on a trip in mexico city. I was so impressed with the co-ordination of the mayaland tours and grayline combine that I decided to go only with grayline on this trip last week when I was in cancun. I knew I had made the right decision. The trip to Coba included hotel pick-up. Even though they came with the complimentray sunset cruises I did not chose to register for them considering the time I had on my hands. The tour guide I had on the trips mentioned was just great. It was a pleasure to travel with him. He had a fantastic sense of humor and wanted to see the tourists traveling with him happy.
The restaurants chosen by grayline for our food package included buffet resturaunts with the eat all you want menu with fantastic food including the Mayan speciality food cooked as they were during ancient times by the Mayans.
The tour group we had on this trip was just fantastic and so was Lucia from Montreal Canada.
The tour guide Francis was just fantastic with a great sense of Humor, and the Driver George Thank you.
Thank you Grayline-Mayaland for such very good treatment of your tourists. I will defintaely travel again with you.

Visited April 2014
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“Swimming in the Cenote was the highlight”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Visiting the ruins in Coba was quite interesting particularly going up and down the Pyramid (Temple). The visit to the Mayan village was pretty good as well, but the highlight was swimming in the Cenote (underground sinkhole) This was going into an underground cave and swimming in very cold but refreshing water. The lunch served on this tour was excellent. This tour is a must if you are visiting the Playa del Carmen and Riveira Maya,

Visited February 2014
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“Wear good climbing shoes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Hurry up and get there. It's a bit of a hike, watch the topes on the road. Coba is one of the only pyramids you can still climb. It's $18 to get in, then if you feel like a long walk in a mosquito infested jungle, enjoy. Or pull out another $10 and rent a bike. If you can't ride a bike there are the guys with little bike limos. You can get a tour guide, always found if you read up about a place before hand, it's often better. You can cut to the chase. Wear good climbing shoes and clothing for heat, bring water and your camera. You won't be disappointed, it's way up high and breathtakingly beautiful. You can see all the other pyramids sticking out of the jungle. Take your time, it's a long way down.

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“Dios bo’otik.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Our soft-spoken and excellent pedicab driver and guide, Aurelio, gave us a beautiful, dreamy tour through the dappled jungle. The kids, 7,9,11, & 13 loved the ruins, especially the challenge of climbing the main pyramid.

After a blissful morning at the site, we were aghast to realize we had lost our rental car key. I cannot say enough about the kindness of the many staff and fellow tourists who went out of their way try to help us. By their efforts and some great miracle, our tiny key was found on that vast, vast site and returned to us before the end of the day. Many, many thanks. Mucho gracias, nuestros amigos. Dios bo’otik.

Visited February 2014
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