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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
Coba Ruins, Cho Ha Cenote, Tulum and Paradise Beach Day Trip with Lunch Included
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$99.90 per adult
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Excellent Trip!
We really enjoyed our day, great tour guide and driver who looked after us all day. Thanks for a fantastic memory!
Jenny_M, May 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
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.
star-5
Amazing tour & Mayan information
Michelle_L, May 2022
Chichen Itza, Cenote Ik Kil, and Coba Ruins Day Trip All Fees Included
Great tour guide & driver! I learned so much. Bonus to go to Il Kil & Coba - highly recommended. (Went alone - husband didn't want to return to Chichen Itza - so glad I went!)
star-4
Great tour, guide should not be comedien
Stephen_V, May 2022
Day Trip To Tulum and Coba Ruins Including Cenote Swim and Lunch from Cancun
Excellent tour, sites and food. Tour guide tried a little too hard to be funny which got old quick, but they took good care of us!
star-5
Amazing experience
Patrick_H, May 2022
Day Trip To Tulum and Coba Ruins Including Cenote Swim and Lunch from Cancun
Ramon was absolutely amazing! Gave an amazing tour! Was able to see a lot, didn’t get to see the Cobá ruins, but got to go see playa del Carmen! Overall it was well worth it.
star-5
Great tour.
Chloe_C, Apr 2022
Full-day Cultural tour to Tulum, Coba & Maya Village
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.
star-5
It was really good! We...
Bas_H, May 2022
Chichen Itza, Cenote Ik Kil, and Coba Ruins Day Trip All Fees Included
It was really good! We had an amazing guide! Thanks to Carols Perez and the driver jaimie! It was a long travel but worth it!
star-5
Amazing day out
Gregory_F, May 2022
Chichen Itza, Cenote Ik Kil, and Coba Ruins Day Trip All Fees Included
The guides Carlos and Jaime were excellent in making the day and attractions a fantastic day. They were very knowledgeable, funny and welcoming
star-4
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
Day trip to Tulum etc…
Marie_A, May 2022
Day Trip To Tulum and Coba Ruins Including Cenote Swim and Lunch from Cancun
They didn’t do Coba… Raymond our tour guide was very friendly and attentive…. Enjoyed the day and the swim in Cenote….
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.
star-5
Best tour for families!
Lindsey_N, Jan 2022
Tulum, Coba, & Cenote: Full-Day Tour
We had the best day full of adventure! Edwin was the best tour guide and made the trip so much more informational and interesting!!

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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