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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 yesterday

This was really fun. We repelled down a cliff, did zip lining, kayaking, swam in a cenote. All really fun stuff that led up to Coba. Coba is really impressive, just a huge area of historical sights, just awesome. This tour really took us out...More

Thank Mattizzler
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went on an organised trip to Coba and did the sunset option. We were collected at 1pm from our hotel. First we headed to the Mayan ruins on foot and walked around the beginning area. Then we had bikes included and cycled to the...More

Thank bintess
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our first time at the Coba ruins. We had a tour that included round trip transportation from our Generations Riviera Maya resort. The bus was a Mercedes Benz bus with great a/c, TV, reclining seats, extremely comfortable for our 80 minute commute. We had an...More

Thank Eddie_P0701
Reviewed 5 days ago

Rent a bike ( or a bike taxi if you're lazy) and cruise around this spread-out complex and experience multiple > 1000 year old structures. You can still climb the tallest one (it's 117 steps to the top) and a commanding view awaits you at...More

Thank BradMaui
Reviewed 5 days ago

Coba is a good, up & coming attraction to see in MX. If you're in the Playa Del Carmen area and don't want to deal with the crowds of Chichen Itza, this is the stop for you. The tour provides a bike so that you...More

Thank Toby_Farmz
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were looking for a second day-trip to escape the confines of our all-inclusive resort. Having done Chichen Itza a couple of days before and enjoyed it, we picked another combined package. This trip involved visiting the ruins of Tulum, a lunch stop, swimming in...More

Thank AikaterineXXVI
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all if you have bifocal sunglasses, do NOT wear them if you climb this ruin! Going up was good and the view is phenomenal, never mind the history, but coming down was terrifying for me, my husband wasn't too happy either. It IS...More

Thank WinfieldRDH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not far from Tulum or Player De Carmen and it's not hard to get to ( just along the main road ). There is restaurants just outside the entrance that do decent quality food and look over a massive blue lake with crocodiles in....More

Thank berribanks
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing history associated with COBA and the associated ruins (only about 5% excavated so far). This attraction must be kept open for the world to be amazed at and out guides Alejandro and Ricardo were brilliant and knowledgeable and made the visit very interesting. This...More

Thank bigdaddycoolbristol
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting day out. Out guides Alejandro and Ricardo were brilliant and extremely knowledgeable and answered any questions that were asked of them. A truly fascinating experience to learn about the Maya and Toltec's from history. This is a MUST SEE adventure, especially the chance...More

Thank bigdaddycoolbristol
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Jason L
13 October 2017|
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Response from TheaFerrari | Reviewed this property |
I think it is 8 to 17, but I know from having been recently that you can stay for sunset, there is a little signs on the cash point that says that from 5 they just charge more for entrance (at least 3x more) and you can stay... More
Nicola P
17 September 2017|
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Response from JimSuds1 | Reviewed this property |
No public bus service to Coba. If you would like a private tour guide in the site, that would be arranged in advance by a phone call to the Coba site. We have hired a driver and van for full day trips while in Cancun. It... More
6 September 2017|
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Response from Carl T | Reviewed this property |
I hired a car from cancun to the coba ruins which took about 2 and a half hours , driving through small villages and the jungle which was a great experience, but like people say watch out for the speed bumps as they can take... More