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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved Coba! Definitely rent the bikes, they're like 2 dollars per person and so worth it! We climbed to the top, which wasnt too easy, but you can crawl up if you prefer. We were glad we did it, the view from the top...More

1  Thank Christina3737
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

At Chichen Itza and Tulum, you can look, but you cannot touch. If you have a need to climb a Mayan ruin, go to Coba. Of the three, it is the most authentic. Coba was never found by the Spaniards. It had been abandoned long...More

Thank Annette M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Coba is among my favorite Maya sites. You can climb many of the structures and it's impressive in terms of scale. As is true for every archaeological site I've visited in Mexico, the signage is awful and the guides are unreliable, so I recommend reading...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best way to do this is get there early we hired a driver from Tulum for the day it cost 100us. We got there as soon as it opened. I would go to the largest ruin which is the one that is the furthest away...More

2  Thank Diane J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As part as our honeymoon trip we rented a car in Cancun and set out on our day trip adventure to Coba on our own rather than with a tour group. The drive was fine, however if you are not an assertive, alert and patient...More

3  Thank tjrae
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Coba was a part of a day trip to Tulum and Coba. When we arrived to Coba we received a couple of info about this site. 60% of the ruins are out in the open, the rest is still to be discovered and re-new. In...More

Thank Florentina C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to be. Inside the jungles you can walk to the ruins which is a about 1-2km or rent a bike for 30pesos. We rented the bike and it was an enjoyable bike ride in the wilderness. The ruins climb was quite...More

1  Thank dilyschow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here as part of an excursion we booked through Cancun Best Discounts. The ruins are a ways away from Cancun, but well worth the trip. Our guide explained that Coba is not visited as much because it's far away. Make sure to bring comfortable...More

1  Thank simplylovely5
Reviewed 1 week ago

A 70-90 minute drive from playa del Carmen, good road, not so good Coba town, But the ruins aré all worth it, very diferent, from uxmal, chiche nitza, balakmul, the charge parking, entrance, is a 2km walk, or you can rent biciclet, or a choufer,...More

Thank richard m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing to travel around the ruins in a bicycle ride. Ruins are about 1km apart so it's very good idea to do it on a bike. We didn't hire a guide, not really needed, the ruins are small. You can climb 120 stairs to one...More

1  Thank Carlos L
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Still101
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Response from Neil J | Reviewed this property |
I would not consider it strenuous. The walk there as mentioned is flat. The only thing considered strenuous is the climb itself but totally worth for the view. Going down is harder but taking your time both ways and maybe... More
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Trisha N
11 May 2017|
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Response from Denise P | Reviewed this property |
Have been to both - as previously mentioned, very different sites! Depends on what you're looking for - we stayed a week in the Yucatan & visited 5 sites....Uxmal is very majestic, well-maintained and manicured, you can... More
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tjrae
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Response from MarkusRobinson | Reviewed this property |
Hello Friends, I rented a car in Cancun and drove down to Coba in the evening departing at dusk and arriving well after dark after stopping for dinner. We stayed at a small hotel just miles from the Coba ruins. The entire... More
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