Re: Coba ruins worth it ? A full tour of the site on a tricycle costs 200 pesos (plus tip) and lasts 2-3 hours depending how long you stop at the places on the way. My trip was close to 3 hours including the climb, would have been well under 2 without it . And yes it’s worth it .
Situated just two hours outside of Cancun, Mexico, is Coba , one of the most prominent ancient Mayan sites in the Yucatan Peninsula. If you are looking for Mayan ruins you can climb you ‘re in luck, you can still climb Coba Ruins .
If you’re only going to do one and you’re doing it to see Mayan ruins, then Coba is a better choice. It’s better preserved and more interesting archeologically. The setting of Tulum is beautiful, but the ruins are not as impressive. You could do Coba and add in a swim in a cenote on the way back.
Coba Ruins Entrance Price Entrance to the site is 75 pesos . Entrance is free on Sundays for residents with ID and nationals.
For many years Coba was an ignored piece of Mayan history due to its location. Visitors can enjoy shaded walkways that are the original sacbe (white roads), three settlements that show the architecture and vast area of this once large city, 2 ball courts and climb the highest Mayan pyramid in the Yucatan, Nohoch Mul.
Tikal Temple IV
The bulk of Coba’s major construction seems to have been made in the middle and late Classic period, about 500 to 900 AD, with most of the dated hieroglyphic inscriptions from the 7th century (see Mesoamerican Long Count calendar).
The pyramids and temples are common at most of the ancient Mayan sites around Yucatan and Quintana Roo but to prevent injury and damage to them many are roped off and you can’t climb. There are though 3 that you can climb. Coba , Uxmal and one in Izamal.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s pre-Hispanic ruin sites have begun re- opening to tourists for the first time since they were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic in March. Mayan ruins like Tulum and Cobá will reopen Monday; Chichen Itza will apparently reopen later.
Top 15 Mayan Ruins & Archeological Sites To Visit In Mexico Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins. Coastal Ruins Of Tulum . Maya Ruins Of Coba . Palenque . Calakmul Mayan Ruins. Monte Alban. Teotihuacan. Ek Balam .
You can jump in the water at Tulum ruins and swim north to Boca Paila. Even if you are just going to visit the ruins it is still quite an experience to swim out on the ruins beach and see the ruins from the water. On a hot summer day it is a great way to cool off.
Our travel agent told us that you can climb and walk on the Tulum Ruins . As opposed to Chichen Itza, you no longer can walk and climb on it during the tour. Go to Coba about 45 minutes driving time to the west of Tulum .
Nohoch Mul pyramid
If you’re visiting the trendy, chic boho beach town Tulum , you are less than 2 hours away from the most visited site in all of Mexico and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza !
You are no longer able to climb the ruins at Chichen Itza and have not been able to for several years now. You are still able to climb Coba and Ek Balam, both of which are only partially excavated/restored and well worth visiting. Its been years since you could climb the ruins at either Chichen or Tulum.