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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
US$99.90 per adult
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Highly Recommend!
I can’t recommend this tour enough! We took this tour on Saturday and then did one of the larger tours booked through our resort on Sunday, and we both agree that this tour was by far the better of the two. Alberigo was an incredible tour guide, the food was excellent and authentic. Very fun, high quality tour for a fraction of the big guys.
Jason_W, 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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
star-5
Worth it!
Nehal_P, Jun 2022
Chichen Itza, Cenote Ik Kil, and Coba Ruins Day Trip All Fees Included
Jesus, Eric and Rolanda were amazing. Very informative. Inclusive of everything pretty much. You may end up spending some money on food or a thing like bicycle ride. Would definitely recommend them However, Including pick up and drop off times, the trip and be more than 14 hours since I was staying in Cancun hotel area. Would Make a tiny adjustment in their return route And drop off people first who were picked up first
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 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
star-5
More than we thought
Maria_J, Jun 2022
Day Trip To Tulum and Coba Ruins Including Cenote Swim and Lunch from Cancun
This trip was amazing. Very private. Had a cenote to ourselves. Coba wasn't crowded. Got to be welcomed by a shaman. Super awesome!
star-5
Excellent tour, excellent guide!
Raymond_B, Feb 2022
Tulum, Coba, & Cenote: Full-Day Tour
Excellent tour, learned a lot about Mayan culture and history. We went on February 11th and the tour guide for the first half, Luis, was the best tour guide we’ve ever encountered. Full of knowledge and humour. We were part of the group that went to Coba so didn’t get his expertise the second half. But excellent tour, don’t hesitate.
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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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