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Zona Arqueologica de Coba
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Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Coba
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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]
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Visiting coba was a great little adventure and one of the highlights of our guided tour we took that day (Tulum ruins, cenote,...). The area is big and left for you to explore, so I definitely recommend borrowing bikes near the entrance, or if that's not your style, rickshaws are also available. The Nohoch Mul pyramid is the main attraction of the area. I'm not a big fan of heights, especially in open spaces, but the feeling of climbing to the top was worth it. The stairs are quite steep so definitely move cautiously, though there is a rope running through the middle. Also, if you are keen on climbing this pyramid in your lifetime, this year may be your last chance, due to the pyramid closing down soon.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Rent a car and enjoy at your own pace. Go early to beat the heat and tour companies. Have pesos on hand for parking and entry. Wear appropriate footwear especially if you intend on climbing to the top of the ruin. Use the rope on your way down for added caution.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

45 min drive from Tulum into the jungle. We arrived before the crowds at about 9am. This place gets inundated with tourists so go early. We opted for a bike taxi to drive us around the area. Our driver was not great and provided us with little information which left us disappointed. It wasnt too hot and we could've walked it with a better more informed guide and we wished we had done that instead. When we return with our son we will do that. We hiked to the top of the pyramid. Be careful! It was slippery and we saw a little girl take a nasty spill. My advice is to climb on all fours up and then crab legs all fours down. Fantastic view from the top of the pyramid!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Coba was such an amazing experience. Climbing the ruins was so much fun and the view up top is definitely amazing. We booked a tour through Viator.com and they were very informative. The tour included someone on a bike to drive us around the ruins which is MUST! Coba is a lot of walking I mean A LOT OF WALKING! I honestly think you either need to rent a bike or get someone to drive you around. It is very hot here make sure you take plenty of water and bug repellant.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The site is a little scruffy, but It has a few major selling points. First, AFAIK this is the only Mayan pyramid of any significance that you can climb? A lot of people like that part, thought the climb back down is not terribly pleasant and the view at the top is not much IMHO.

The other selling point is that you can get around the entire site (there are several ruins within it) on rented bicycles (or as a passenger on a rickshaw).

Lastly, most of the jungle here is not cleared so it makes for a shady experience which can be pleasant.

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