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Coba Pyramid

The huge pyramid at Coba is one of the most recent pyramid discoveries in the area. It is a spectacular site. There are many guided excursions that take you there. You can walk into the pyramid itself seeing some ancient Mayan ball courts and other smaller pyramids along the way. Bikes can also be rented, or you can hire someone to bike you in.

It is well worth the trip. You are allowed to climb the big pyramid. There are ropes to help you up and down.

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Sep 10, 2007

Visit Coba

Tulum has a great set of ruins that you should definitely visit. However, just 45 minutes away on bus (1st class ADO) is another set of ruins that are amazing as well. I definitely recommend visiting the Coba ruins. While the Tulum ruins are set on a cliff right off the beaches of the Carribean, the Coba ruins are set right in the heart of the jungle. It is such a contrast to the Tulum ruins and definitely worth a visit.

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Aug 23, 2010

Go to Cobá!

Cobá are some very nice ruins north-west of Tulum, in the middle of nowhere. If you have an extra day, don’t miss the chance to visit Cobá. Some of the nicest ruins I’ve seen in Quintana Roo!

Close to where the ruins are… there are some nice ‘cenotes’, as well.

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May 29, 2007

Coba Ruins

About 42 kms inland from Tulum along a narrow road is Coba. It is a mayan ruin in the jungle. It is worth the drive and walking and even the heat, as it gives you a much more unspoiled view of what can be found in the jungle. As you enter the parking area, there are several simple restaurants which have bathrooms that will come in handy either before or after your venture into the jungle.

After paying admission, you walk for several kilometers and find ruins in various states of decay separated by a path suitable for biking, which can be rented at the gates. Besides temples where mayan rulers tore still-beating hearts from their victims (I doubt it), there are also courts for that strange game where 20 kg balls were driven through vertical hoops by striking them with the hip. (Who came up with that one?)

Bring your DEET, as the skeeters can be formidable.

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Jan 20, 2007
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Coba ruins

About an hour from Tulum is the small town of Coba, which is rather stark but offers some impressive Mayan ruins. Though they're a bit spread out, they are the closest to Tulum and worth a visit if you have a car. If you're not in the walking mood, there are bikes for rent as well as bike taxis. The road there (paved and maintained) runs perpendicular to the main highway along the mayan riviera and runs through some quaint pockets of habitation. In addition to a few eateries, Coba has a medium sized lake with birds, crocodiles and other wildlife.

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May 25, 2005

Mayan Ruins of Coba

A 45 minute drive West of Tulum, Coba is definitely worth the road trip. The ruins are more spread out than the neighboring site in Tulum, nestled in the thick of the jungle. Hire bikes at the entrance to get around the site (don't forget your mosquito repellent, friends - this is the JUNGLE!), go on foot, or be lazy and have someone ride you round on a tricycle. You can still climb the highest pyramid here for incredible views! Guides are in abundance at the entrance so you can get the full historical lowdown if you want to cough up a little extra. Don't miss it - great day out!

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Jul 18, 2008

Coba Piramids

You also have to go to visit the Coba Town.. it is a Maya town in the middle of the jungle... it is famous for the Coba Pyramid... Beautiful!!!!!
(PS the face in the picture is our tour guide)

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Aug 08, 2006

AY! Crocs!!

There's a big beautiful wildlife filled lagoon right outside the parking lot at the Coba ruins. How's about this guy, then?! We also saw lots of wading birds, fish and a turtle in there!

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