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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

Visited this place on 15 th this month. Coba is an ancient city in Mexico. The ruins are built some 1200 years back and very unique and impressive. We have hired a tricycle and went around. Most people hired bicycles. Highlight of the ruins is...More

Thank gsraju2k
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow it's stunning here we done the sun set coba and our guide was really helpful and he new everything about it and the history about it all we went to maya village to and meet the lovely couple who maxes us tacos and we...More

Thank jakeshep90
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took an express trip around on a rickshaw with a Mayan driver. He was excellent and acted much like a tour guide. You can still climb one of the ruins but, I imagine, that will change in the next few years because of the...More

Thank Stanley B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We wanted to do good old Chichen Itza but were told visitors were no longer allowed to climb it. We found out Coba was much taller than the other ruin and we could climb it!! We bought a package that included the trip to Coba,...More

Thank ghosttourgal
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pesos only accepted by vendors. Weather can change from hot and muggy to downpours in minutes. Fun tour with bikes, trails get muddy in the Rain.

Thank JMitchl91
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The tour was phenomenal. The guide was so knowledgeable. If your brave enough to climb to the top the 360° views from the top are out of this world. Wear comfy shoes as a bit of a trek. The earlier you go the better as...More

Thank StephM01
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Cobá is definitely a must see in Mexico! It's not too crowded and I believe this is the only ruins remaining in Mexico where you can still climb on top and the view from the top is amazing! It is pretty dangerous to climb up...More

Thank svnanadiego
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed walking around the Coba ruins. There is a lot of walking but some of it is shaded and it is jungle-like. Bikes can be rented. If you are going to climb the 120 very steep steps of Nobuch Mul, try to get there...More

Thank Chris_Travel_Tales
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You walk a lot but is worthy the view Better do this excursion early in the morning because is hot In the middle of the day I personal would rent a bike In your way out try a mango or other organic juice is delicious

Thank Maria D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coba is a gem in the middle of the jungle. It's away from all the cruise crowds. There is plenty of builds to see and you can climb on the main temple. The jungle provides plenty of shade from the sun. You can rent a...More

Thank Melissa W
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We are taking a cruise next week and one of the options is a tour of the Coba ruins. It rates the excursion as "strenuous." I am a bit nervous about this since I am overweight, however, I work at a hospital and am constantly walking. I am not as nervous about the climb up the pyramid, but the hike to get to the ruins. Thank you!
27 June 2017|
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Response from C R | Reviewed this property |
The Terrain just to get to Coba is pretty rough you have to take a pedal bike in the jungle to get to the site itself. Once you are there it's optional to climb but I personally did not climb it because it was very strenuous... More
Trisha N
Is Coba ruins better than Uxmal? Please help me cause I'm leaving this coming May 14th and want to see the Mayan Ruins but been debating which place to go. Thank you.
10 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
My husband and I are considering renting a car and driving from our resort in Cancun to the Coba ruins. We thought being on our own schedule would be more enjoyable. Has anyone else done this? Is it safe for American travelers? Advice? Suggestion? Thanks!
8 May 2017|
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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