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Mayan Ruins of Coba (Zona Arqueológica de Cobá)
Mayan Ruins of Coba (Zona Arqueológica de Cobá)

Mayan Ruins of Coba (Zona Arqueológica de Cobá)

Carretera Federal Tulum 307, Coba, Mexico

The Basics

The Coba ruins are an easy day trip from Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, and the Riviera Maya. Visitors can stroll or bike past two ball courts and the roads that once linked major Maya cities, and climb 120 steep steps up Nohoch Mul (the tallest ancient pyramid on the Yucatan Peninsula) for panoramic views of the lush Mexican jungle. Take a small-group or private tour of the ruins to gain deep insights into ancient Maya culture, or beat the crowds with an archaeologist-led, early-access tour of both Coba and Chichen Itza. If you’re feeling adventurous, combine your visit with a cenote swim, a snorkeling excursion, or a visit to an authentic Maya village.

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Coba Ruins, Cho Ha Cenote, Tulum and Paradise Beach Day Trip with Lunch Included
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Coba Ruins, Cho Ha Cenote, Tulum and Paradise Beach Day Trip with Lunch Included
$99.90 per adult
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Great experience
Tour was very informative and interesting. The guide was knowledgeable and I learned alot about the Mayan culture. The ruins in both Coba and Tulum are a must see. The buffet lunch was amazing and my favorite part was swimming in the Cenote. I highly recommend this excursion.
Anonymous, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Tulum

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Chichen Itza, Coba and Ik Kil
Nadia_S, Mar 2022
Chichen Itza, Cenote Ik Kil, and Coba Ruins Day Trip All Fees Included
My partner and I enjoyed our trip to Coba, Ik Kil and Chichen Itza! Our guide Alberto was very knowledgeable and friendly. Our group had an issue with tickets when we arrived to Chichen Itza which put a damper on the trip but overall it was not a bad experience,the food was okay and the van was clean.
star-5
Amazing tour!!
Chris_F, Aug 2022
Chichen Itza, Cenote Ik Kil, and Coba Ruins Day Trip All Fees Included
Our day was amazing! Edar and Jesus were the very best. The day is jam packed and so fun! The tour literally takes you back in time and Jesus added all the background. It was easy to see he really enjoys doing this. Jesus called us “familia” and he and Edar treated us like family. Hubby and I highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Ask for Raymundo!
Robert_Z, Aug 2022
Day Trip To Tulum and Coba Ruins Including Cenote Swim and Lunch from Cancun
Great tour from beginning to end with beautiful historical sites to explore, a small and intimate cenote experience. Our guide was amazing. The entire group laughed all day and learned a lot.
star-5
Our trip was awesome! ...
Mark_O, Jul 2022
Day Trip To Tulum and Coba Ruins Including Cenote Swim and Lunch from Cancun
Our trip was awesome! Raymond is fun, knowledgable, and very respectful. Prepare yourself for a full day of new experiences. Pura vida!
star-5
Excellent trip well worth the money
judyann_g, Aug 2022
Chichen Itza, Cenote Ik Kil, and Coba Ruins Day Trip All Fees Included
Fantastic group of people. The guide was to informative. Long day but did not feel long. Fantastic lunch
star-5
Great tour
Sheerin_S, Jun 2022
Private archaeological tour to Coba and Tulum Mayan ruins
The tour was amazing. Our guide, Alex, and our driver Rodrigo, were knowledgeable, kind and very patient with us. They kept us engaged and I highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Great to see Tulum and...
Scott_S, Jul 2022
Day Trip To Tulum and Coba Ruins Including Cenote Swim and Lunch from Cancun
Great to see Tulum and coba and see the strip of player carmen staying in cancun I wouldn’t of know it was there without going on this trip
star-5
Great tour.
Chloe_C, Apr 2022
Full-day Cultural tour to Tulum, Coba & Native Park
A great day. Well timed with interesting and informative guides but also free time to spend exploring Coba the way you want to. The cenote swim is much appreciated after a hot and busy morning and the food is delicious.
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Good day, lovely tour guide!
Rebecca_B, Jul 2022
Day Trip To Tulum and Coba Ruins Including Cenote Swim and Lunch from Cancun
Great day to fit in 2 Archeological sites. Great lunch and atmosphere at the cenote!30 minutes extra at coba would have been better to enjoy the site was a bit rushed but still enjoyed.
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Good experience, later...
Gina_B, Mar 2022
FANTASTIC ADVENTUROUS COMBO: Tour to Tulum Ruins, Coba Ruins and Mayan Cenote!
Good experience, later time for the ruins would have been better - too hot. But had a good guide. Thank you
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Ruins day trip and swim.
Sergey_S, Jan 2022
Coba Ruins Day Trip from Cancun or Riviera Maya
In Dec2020 Coba ruins were closed for archaeological work. This tour took me to Tulum riuns, Muyil riuns and Coba cenote. Tour guide Selene is really professional and knowledgeable on the subject of Mayan civilization and answers all the questions. Cenote is under ground. Clean, fresh water, lots of space. It has two platforms for jumping if you'd like to add some adrenaline. The tour is a day trip and includes the lunch with local delicious food.
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A must do
Charmaine_R, Jun 2022
Chichen Itza, Cenote Ik Kil, and Coba Ruins Day Trip All Fees Included
Really well organised trip, our trip was roughly 12 hours long. Breakfast consisted of a banana chocolate chip cookies and a juice so if this isn't enough then maybe bring some snacks. We ate lunch at Cenote Ik Kil which was lovely. Then spent time a coba ruins. Toilets are only at the start/end so be prepared.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The archaeological site is vast, so wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for a fair amount of walking and at least a few hours of exploring.

  • The top of Nohoch Mul is inaccessible to visitors with limited mobility, but pedicab services are available onsite for tours around the ruins. The Coba ruins are one of the more accessible Maya sites in the area.

  • Restrooms can be found at the entrance to the ruins.

  • Bring insect repellent, sunglasses, and a sun hat.

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How to Get There

Coba is roughly 45 minutes by road from Tulum, traveling inland. If driving, take extra precaution at small villages that are known for their speed bumps. Several public buses also make the 3-hour journey each day, but you can save the hassle by taking a guided day trip, many of which include hotel pickup and drop-off.

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When to Get There

The archaeological site is open year-round. High season (December through April) brings sunny weather along with lots of visitors; go early to avoid the crowds that start pouring in at about 11am. Visit during the rainy season (May through October) for lower prices and fewer crowds, but be prepared to change your plans according to the weather.

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Can’t-Miss Sights Near Coba

The Yucatan jungle surrounding the Coba ruins is worth exploring on its own. Try combining a tour of the ancient city with a trip to cool off in a cenote, a limestone sinkhole filled with clear water that’s great for swimming, tubing, or kayaking. You can also explore the nearby Tulum and Chichen Itza ruins, try your hand at ziplining in the forest, or visit the Xel-Ha aquatic park.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Mayan Ruins of Coba (Zona Arqueológica de Cobá)?
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Attractions near Mayan Ruins of Coba (Zona Arqueológica de Cobá):
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What else should I know about attractions in Tulum?
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