Zona Arqueológica de Cobá

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Zona Arqueológica de Cobá

Zona Arqueológica de Cobá
4.5
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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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bloch029
Oakland, CA46 contributions
Coolest part of my trip
Sep 2021
After reading all of the warnings about the scammers at Tulum ruins, I came here instead. I was not disappointed! It started to storm as soon as I arrived, and the crowd was huddled under awnings near the entrance, but I decided to put on my rain jacket and go for it. You can walk, rent bikes, or hire someone to bike you around. There are three clusters of ruins - you come to a fork in the road, and the biggest ruins are to the left. I kept walked straight, and it was a nice long walk through the jungle to the other two clusters or ruins. It is hard to describe how awesome it was to be almost completely alone among the ruins in the rain! After walking back to the fork in the road, I hired someone to take me to the bigger ruins. For only 90 pesos, he took me there and provided some historical information on the ruins. This was the coolest thing I did on my trip. Word to the wise: stay very well hydrated!!
Written 18 September 2021
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Jerry E
Kansas City, MO106 contributions
Amazing place very quiet
Oct 2020 • Couples
This is a much more secluded ruin site than chichen itza. It is a very long walk from the entrance so bring cash for the bike ride itching it was $5 usd very worth it trust me. We saw many wildlife on our ride and stopped at several ruins. On the way back we even found a tarantula🕷🕸.
Written 13 September 2021
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Sammedi
4 contributions
Cheap and enjoyable alternative to Chichen Itza. Consider taking a guided tour.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Pros:
- the place is very quiet as there is fewer tourists and there are no souvenir peddlers in the archeological zone but there are some shops just outside if you need to buy something for your grandma
- you can choose how to move around: by foot, with rented bicycle or tricycle taxi service
- it is pleasantly shaded as you walk mainly under the threes
- the admission fee is just 4 USD so about four times less than Chichen Itza

Cons:
- I strongly advise getting a guided tour
- I have to admit it is still not so imoressive as Chichen Itza
Written 3 September 2021
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chimerock8
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico210 contributions
A must if you are in the area
Jul 2021 • Family
Place was amazing, you can easily spend 2 hours here.
I highly recommend you get a guided tour so you can appreciate the culture and history of this place.
They charge $80 pesos per person and they do offer to give you a ride in a bicycle for a fee.
However, if you can walk the journey to the main pyramid just do it... it is worth it.
They also charge you $60 pesos for parking.
Written 28 July 2021
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KathleenG
26 contributions
Good trip! Went for drive and was great! Gran Cenote is on way too!
Jul 2021 • Family
Great little find! Everyone there was very helpful! They offer individual tour guides and bicycles with tour guides if you don’t have the energy or capability to walk to the largest Mayan. Perfectly priced too! Be sure to bring pesos as it is easier for entrance they don’t accept dollar or visa. There is an exchange place on site though. The little shops along the drive there offer great deals! Especially on Hammocks!
Written 7 July 2021
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kyra_10
Ypsilanti, MI274 contributions
don't skip over this gem
May 2021
Incredible tour. This was part of another tour we took that went through the Tulum ruins. We were told that this was a "lesser" place to visit. I can't agree with that. Although it has not been excavated as much as Tulum, being completely in the jungle the way it is really gives a sense of going back in time. We felt as though we were transported into the heart of the Maya civilization.
Written 7 June 2021
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Danita C
Washington DC, DC46 contributions
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May 2021 • Solo
I wwas only able to drive to Coba. The area is beautiful but closed at a time different than publicized so doubke check. I was impressed with the quality of roads that led to Coba.
Written 22 May 2021
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nikki1232008
Greeley, CO226 contributions
A great alternative to Chichen itza!
Apr 2021 • Couples
We went on a private tour (see my other review about Jerry) and arrived right before they opened. It was nice to go early in the morning before it gets hot but there is a good amount of trees and shade at the ruins. I also highly recommend getting a tour guide because there are no really signs about what the ruins mean or symbolize. You can walk to the different ruins but I would recommend renting a bike, which is right after the entrance. You cannot climb the ruins anymore but these are still really neat to see.
Written 19 May 2021
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Robkal2
Collinsville, TX72 contributions
Very interesting trip!
May 2021 • Couples
We rented a car from playa, an easy drive, took about 1 1/2 hours. We hired the services of the guide at Koba, William, who was excellent. He explained a lot more about the history than we would’ve known just wandering through the huge complex. We rented a buggy, rickshaw, that drove us around which I would highly recommend. It was only about $8. Totally different from Chichén Itzá and the guy explained hell. The ruins were impressive, no climbing due to Covid. A very interesting trip!
Written 9 May 2021
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Barski42
Idaho Falls, ID128 contributions
Wonderful heritage of the Mayans
Apr 2021
Visited Coba yesterday, fantastic experience. We arrived before noon and hired a guide and pedal cab. Roberto was extremely knowledgeable and taught us many things about Coba and the Mayan people. Highly recommend the pedal cab and guide, very long walk into site, only $69 dollars for both, well worth it. They don’t allow you to climb the large pyramid, it is closed to climbing until 2022.
Written 30 April 2021
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