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Coba Ruins, Coba
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Marvel at centuries-old architecture with a visit to Coba Ruins, whose name means "water stirred by wind" in Mayan. Home to the tallest Mayan pyramid located in modern-day Mexico, which stands at 40 m (130 ft), the archaeological site showcases the ingenuity of ancient architects. Experience a steep climb to the top of the pyramid, where you can catch various views over the site. Take a tour to learn about the cultural and scientific achievements of the Mayan people, who were the first to acknowledge the importance of the number zero in mathematics. Use our Coba vacation trip planner to arrange your visit to Coba Ruins and other attractions in Coba.
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  • Visited this site as part of an all day tour. The ancient mayan site was massive and we saw various ruins and ball courts. The main popular site was called the Nohoch Mul Pyramid. It is the tallest te...  more »
  • Tour was an adventure into the jungle to see a magnificent ruin. Rides provided for those having difficulty with 1.5 km walk. Tour guide was a joy! A day to remember! 
  • The ruins at Tulum have manicured landscaping and fancy walking trails. Coba is in the jungle and you feel more like an explorer. You can even climb the tallest temple. Don't want to hike to the farth...  more »
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  • It's a stunning place where you can climb one of the Mayan pyramids. You can walk through a kind of jungle towards the pyramid. It takes about 10-15 minutes. You can also take a tricycle ride on which you pay around $5 for one tour. Climbing the pyramid is absolutely amazing. The view is great and it's hard to imagine how ancient Mayan people built these. Must see if you are around the area. One star missing as it depends on the day and time when you visit on how many tourist are there.
  • The beginning is a restaurant and some shops, the best being the local mayan shop as you drive in first on your left. Then to see the ruins you can walk, cycle by hiring a bike or be transported on a bike that is cycled for you so you can sit there and enjoy the view/take pictures. Then stop off at each archaeological site on the jungle patch until you get to the final one, being a large temple you can climb and see an outstanding view of the jungle.
  • Amazing place! We drove here from our hotel, through several, super sketchy villages and a toll booth with con-artists. Once we got to Coba (2 hours later), we were amazed by the lack of tourists and kindness of the people working this site. We rented 2 bike carts from the guys working there for $25.00 round-trip. Our young guide, who spoke fluent English, Spanish, and Mayan, told us all about the site and buildings. I later read that Coba is the largest Maya Sites in the entire Yucatan. Much of it you can't see because it's densely covered by forest. Additionally, there are no plans on uncovering the site from the forest because they want to preserve the area for wildlife and the forest.
  • Nice experience to ride it by bicyle. Not so well excavated, restored but also overcrowded as f. e. Chichen Itza but very impressing. Different nice and interesting buildings with the chance to climb a pyramid and have an overview of the surrounding.
  • Take the trip here, in addition to tulum. Also, if it's not too hot, take the walk and skip the Mayan taxis and bikes. It's a nice stroll to the pyramid before you go on a climb up.