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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Coba, Mexico
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Reviewed today

Ride bike's thru the jungle to Nohoch-Mul; Ixmoja the highest pyramid in the Yucatan! Amazing sites!

Thank miyuki e
Reviewed yesterday

What a delightful place to visit MOSTLY because of the bicycles! What a wonderful way to get from place to place and get a slight breeze.

Thank wandamiata2011
Reviewed 2 days ago

If I not mistaken I think this is the only pyramid in Mexico you can climb. Locals tell tourists the government is closing them to climbing but I think they say that just to entice people to visit. We did a guided tour and at...More

1  Thank bwhite307
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the Coba ruins with our small children (6,3,1) early morning. We came by our own car and arrive just as the park was empty, highly recommended! We booked a short guided tour at the entrance, 45 minutes since we didn’t believe the children...More

Thank Beatriz P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had Miguel from Alltournative as guide; definetely worth it for the detailed and vivid explanations of Mayan history. Renting a bike was a good choice. View from top breath taking!

Thank Jugado
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing to think that this city was home to around 40,00 people and 6500 buildings so long ago; around which 20-30 have been excavated from the jungle overgrowth. We started early to avoid the crowds and were glad we did. Had breakfast at 0730 at...More

1  Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were on a tight schedule as we had our 5 month old with us, so we rented the bike with a guide. He was great and totally accommodated our timeline. My husband and I took turns climbing the main pyramid as we didn't want...More

Thank amyd1515
Reviewed 4 days ago

We (my husband and I, each around 60 years old) really enjoyed our visit. Cost is 70 pesos each. It's an easy, flat, walk around the grounds and to the main pyramid. Mostly shaded. We went on Feb. 5 and we got there around 11...More

Thank dadjt362
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is my first visit to ruins of any kind but I imagine that compared to just about any on Earth they would measure up with some of the best. What makes it so awesome is that you can climb them and I don't think...More

1  Thank T6555RDrr
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited 3 ruins--Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba--on our most recent visit and by far Coba was the most fun. It is much less touristy, the grounds are much more expansive, and there are more opportunities to explore on your own. Our experience was hiring...More

1  Thank dbrown46
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17 February 2018|
Response from Leandro C | Reviewed this property |
Regardless place you stay I suggest you to always opt for a tourism agency
Baylea W
13 February 2018|
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Response from Mandeville1322 | Reviewed this property |
To the site yes, into the ruins themselves very unlikely as the purpose of the bikes is to provide local work and income so bringing your own would go against that ethic, and the cost is not great and the option to walk is... More
5 February 2018|
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Response from T P | Reviewed this property |
We went in August 2017 and there was a whole fleet of raggle-taggle bikes to hire. It seems it's whatever type of bike they can get their hands on and maintain before they fall apart. There were plenty of kids riding bikes... More