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Playa del Carmen - Climb the Pyramid at Coba

Visit the Mayan Ruins of Coba to climb the pyramid and spend time exploring the jungles and cenotes of the Riviera Maya
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 115 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview :  Chichen Itza and Tulum are both more popular ruins, but if you are interested in a little more adventure, consider making the trek to ... more »

Tips:  The roads are safe. To rent a car make sure of two things. 1) Understand the insurance coverage and 2) don't pack too many valuables... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Cancun Airport Car Rental

At the airport visitors can either take a bus to Playa del Carmen, hire a taxi or rent a car. If you plan to explore and are traveling with family, a car rental can be a good option. And if you plan to go to Coba it might be the best option both from a cost and convenience.

The drive to Playa del Carmen (your hotel) is a simply a drive south on... More

Take the main road (307) to Tulum and then head on 109 to Coba. Once you reach the next major road intersection bear to the right and head north again to Punta Laguna. It is right off the road and easy to find.

Punta Laguna is a great place for watching spider monkeys swing from the jungle canopy. Guides here can be hired for approximately... More

When you leave Punta Laguna, cross 109 and continue south. Follow the signs to Coba and you'll easily find your way to the ruins. It is very well marked.

Established early in the 1st century, Coba focused on trade, reached its peak in the late classic period (600-900 AD). It was the biggest city in the Mexican Mayan world. Today, it is largely a... More

Once at Coba, ask the ticket office or guide for directions to Cenote Multun-ha. It is less than ten minutes from Coba and worth the adventure. There are many close cenotes, but if you can't find directions you can head back towards the Gran Cenote by Tulum and retrace the road you already took.

The Gran Cenote is located a few kilometers just... More