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Address: Coba, Mexico
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Coba (pronounced cō-bǝ) is an ancient Maya city on the Yucatán Peninsula,...

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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we loved it more than Chichén Itzá

First of all, you can climb up the ruin! It was very exciting experience. We took 45min. tour guide that was 120% worth. (600 peso) then we took bike tour around trip to Coba... read more

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First of all, you can climb up the ruin! It was very exciting experience. We took 45min. tour guide that was 120% worth. (600 peso) then we took bike tour around trip to Coba Ruin(about 1 hour. *(125 peso for Adult, 75 peso for kid). We recommend to take Rental bike or Bike tour since. Otherwise, you regret to walk... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're in the Cancun area, take the day and visit Coba, it's worth it. It's a relatively recent discovery, so many ruins in the complex have yet to be unearthed. There's a lot of very interesting buildings available, from small outbuildings to the main temple. The history is fascinating, too. It's a longish walk (at least a couple miles... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a crumbled ruin area, but it is interesting and also good exercise between the walk and the climb. The view just showed us tree tops though. So nothing to really see up there. They do have a rope to help too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful place to visit. Spend a few extra dollars and get a guide, but don't pay the first price they give you, they will come down. It's well worth the money to get the history and back stories. It's alot of walking so good shoes are a must. I bring a water bottle in my backpack, you are... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lot more enclosed and less excavated than the other ruins we visited. I find that each of the sites offer something different so they are all worth a visit. You can climb the pyramid here, I say climb most people do it on their hands and knees up, and bum shuffled down!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loved Coba! My cousin and I took the first morning ADO bus from Tulum (only cost a couple dollars) and were at the park before the crowds got there. The walk into the park was lovely. Once you enter the park there is a beautiful canopy of trees overhead, and you can meander through the ruins at your own... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We decided to do Coba on our own because we have had good experiences in the past renting a car to do our own tours in the Yucatan. Originally, we were going to rent a car for a day to visit Coba. With sixth rentals I was easily able to reserve a small 4-door car in advance at our hotel,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very special to be able to still walk up one of the pyramids and well worth doing while you still can- I wouldn't be surprised if they stopped this in years to come. It is quite high, but even though I'm scared of heights it was manageable if you have sensible shoes and take it slow. Worth going up for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Review for Wednesday 15/3/17 visit. We three middle aged British guys were staying the night before at Sac-Be on the main road in town, 500m/ten minutes away. We got up early to beat the crowds and arrived at 08:25 (opened At 8) and there were no queues so straight in for the 70 each entry. Inside there were hoards of... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very spread out site, known mostly for its extensive set of limestone roads (sacbe). It is nestled in the jungle, so it's hard to get a sense of scale since you can't see all the structures with the trees. You can easily walk (what we did) on the paths, or you can rent bikes (recommended - wish... More 

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