Coba is a large archeological site in the Yucatan peninsula. You should have a knowledgeable guide, either with you or hire an official one at the park entrance, to explain the history and significance of the different structures: pyramids, ball fields, steles with inscriptions, priestly housing, and even some constructions whose actual use is not known. Coba dates from the early Mayan history, built well before Chichin Itza. The pyramid is the tallest in the Yucatan, and you can still climb it (but maybe not for long), which makes Coba a great place for kids to experience the genius of the ancient civilization. Use caution though, especially coming down the pyramid, as the steps next to the one rope are slick with wear. Rec: ride the bikes, or use the 2 passenger "taxi-tricycles" at a nominal cost of $2 per passenger, to cover the distances between the structures. Overall, a wonderful place to visit and learn. There's a good 2-story buffet restaurant right outside too. Afterwards, head to a cenote for a refreshing unique swim in the underground caves and rivers.
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