Cobá Transportation

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    Pedi-taxi

    by blueskyjohn Updated Apr 21, 2014

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    These Pedi-taxi's are very popular with the tourist crowd, especially the elderly and those that arrive by tourist bus. This is a good idea if you are not use to walking in high temperatures for a long distance. It is a little expensive. The taxi cost 120 pesos for 1.5 hours or 190 pesos for 2 hours. This is more than enough time to get to each location and spend time exploring a little and taking photos.

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    Take a bike ride!

    by blueskyjohn Updated Apr 21, 2014

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    Bicycles are available to rent at Coba. The rental location is just past Grupo Coba on the left. This is a great option if walking is too much but you want to get a little exercise in stead of the Pedi-taxi. You can also travel at your own pace as there is no time limit. The price is not bad either at 40 pesos.

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    Driving to Coba

    by blueskyjohn Updated Apr 21, 2014

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    If you have a rental car you can drive to Coba. From Cancun it takes about 2.5 hours. From Playa Del Carmen to Coba it takes about 1.5 hours.

    Once you arrive at the Coba ruins, there are two parking areas that are not very big. The first is a large gateway that can't be missed. When this fills up, drive past the tower and there is another small parking area behind the buildings. It cost 40 pesos to park.

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    ADO from Tulum

    by SJTravel Written Aug 23, 2010

    The easiest way to get to Coba from Tulum is to take an ADO first class bus. The 2nd class bus takes the same amount of time and costs the same amount of money, but the 1st class bus is better. The ride is about 45 minutes and the bus will take you right to the parking lot of the ruins. To get back to Tulum from Coba, just wait right outisde the parking lot at the same place you got off the bus. The bus comes at 3:30.
    I suggest buying a round trip bus ticket from Tulum to make everything easier for you. Also, it ensures that you get a seat on the way back.

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    TULUM - COBA ROAD

    by Jawnuta Written Jan 5, 2008

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    Famous TOPS
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    We rented a lettle rollerskate ATOS to get around Mexico. Although renting bigger (faster) car like VW Lupo would be better idea. Renting the car was definitely on the money.

    We rented a little roller skate ATOS to get around Mexico. Although renting bigger (faster) car like VW Lupo would be better idea. Renting the car was definitely on the money.

    After visiting TULUM ruins we hit the road to COBA.
    It was fairly new strait road.
    All you need to watch for is some speeding cars ( I mean really, brand new fast cars), and local villagers wandering here and there. Also be aware to expect TOPS next to every village. The three villages you will be passing on the way to COBA have TOPS ever few meters. So watch out.

    You go straight all the way until the last part, where you need to turn left instead of proceeding to Chemax or Valladolid.

    For more driving tips see our PUERTO MORELOS, CHICHEN-ITZA and TULUM pages.

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    Tour with Alltournative

    by Dabs Updated Jan 7, 2007

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    One of the options to get to Coba is the Mayan Encounter, an all day tour with Alltournative that starts with a visit to Coba followed by a visit to a Mayan village, rappeling into a cenote and kayaking on a lagoon. Transportation is by van which you can see in the attached photo. The van was air conditioned and reasonablly comfortable except for the four people squished in the back.

    See my travelogue on my Playa del Carmen page for more photos and information

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    Mayan limousine

    by Dabs Written Dec 9, 2004

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    Mayan limousine

    If you are feeling a little lazy, instead of renting a bicycle, you and a friend can travel in style in a Mayan limousine. These man powered bicycles can be rented near the entrance for 75 pesos (around $7US).

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    Rent a bike

    by Dabs Written Dec 9, 2004

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    The distance between the entrance and the main pyramid is about 2 km which certainly is walkable but I think it's much better to rent a bicycle near the entrance for 25 pesos (around $2US) to make the journey.

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    Take the taxi-bike

    by Umfufu Written Jul 8, 2003

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    Taxi-bike trhough the jungle

    Instead of walking through the jungle you can take the bikes. Maybe when its dry you have a great way to get some wind, but when it rains there are great putholes in the "road" and that is not the way to spend comfortable in / on a bike. But.... you dont have to walk!

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    Getting there and around

    by darthmilmo Written Mar 5, 2003

    There are a few buses per day going to and from Valladolid, Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum (some direct, others require a connecting bus). If you time them right, you can visit this ruin as a long day from any of those locations.

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    Getting to the cenotes ...

    by rafgys Written May 19, 2007

    Lot of people walk there, but I must say ... it's far. I've done it. Then you can hitch-hike your way back... but I wouldn't do it again, it's too far and temperature is usually damn hot!

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