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Coba Ruins, Coba

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Fantastic trip out into a history or an incredible people well worth the meal Many thanks to our brilliant guide Raul, you made the trip even more special 
  • Climb the ruins of Coba is very stuffy if it is a hot day. To reach them, you have to walk about 2 km but you can do it by renting a bike or a limousine Maya which consists of a guy riding behind you and your sitting on a seat. It is hard to 125 pesos, about 6 euros
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  • Meet this complex of ruins in the jungle is another universe. Although only a percentage of ruins are excavated, precisely that, coupled with the fact that they are in the middle of the dense jungle, and that it is not as popular as others gives it its unique and wonderful touch. To upload (up to 2016 can) to the Castle (which is in fact higher than the principial pyramid of Chichén) and observe the Green Sea, is amazing.
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  • Had a tour with the Altournative company and it was amazing!!! The best experience was traveling to the Coba Maya cave/cenote. The water was so refereshing!
  • Out of the archeological sites we've been to, this one was my favorite. You get to walk through the city among overgrown trees and vegetation. Or pay for a tricicle to drive you to the main building you can climb, but quite honesly, walking is way worth it! You can also rent a bicycle. Everything is shaded by the trees, so it gives you a nice break from the sun. If you have the energy from eating all those sabultes and panuchos, you can climb the tallest building measuring 41 meters high. But be careful, the steps are very slippery, so take advantage of the rope attached to the middle of the piramid, and go down using your bum, lol Though as beautifull as it is, this city isn't as popular, so take advantage of the smaller crowd!
  • Took an amazing trip to Coba last week! Our Mayan ancestor tour guide Miki (through Lomas Travel) was a wealth of information during the drive there and while sightseeing through the ruins. Take advantage of climbing the main temple/pyramid while you can; they are closing it to the public after this year because it has become very dangerous with the steps deteriorating. We also did the sunset dinner at the little restaurant after our tour. While we had dinner, Mayan ancestors put on a show complete with full Mayan attire and body paint. They performed several music selections and then played a mini exhibition of the traditional Mayan ballgame. The entire day was fabulous! Experiencing and seeing ancient Mayan history was accomplished and now marked off my bucket list!
  • It's great you can still climb the pyramid. It may not look that high or steep, but trust me it is! Overall the area is not in great shape. Outside of the big pyramid the other ruins within are not overly fascinating. It's a very good place to check out, but try not to come in with super high expectations. Otherwise you may leave disappointed.
  • Coba is a little off the beaten path. But if you want to get away from the crowds and street vendors, this is a really cool Mayan ruin to visit. The place is absolutely huge and tourists can climb the main temple ruin. Be careful, it's treacherous. The park also features bicycle taxis to help get around. There's also a nice little bar just outside the gate to 'rehydrate' once you've had your visit.
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