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.
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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 .
One of the main reasons Coba developed was that it has a very good location. Five lagoons and numerous sinkholes, or cenotes surrounded the city. Macanxoc lagoon is the largest one. An important variety of plant life and animals helped to the needs of the city.
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.
Tikal Temple IV
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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.
Established in approximately 600 ce, Cobá consisted of several clusters of structures, or architectural groups, interspersed between a number of lakes in the northern Mayan Lowlands. Compared with most of its Mayan contemporaries, which crumbled about the 10th century, the city survived for an exceptionally long time.
Coba is a 21/2 to 3 hour drive from Cancun . You take the coastal highway south to Tulum, then turn inland. There are bus tours from the hotel zone, or you can rent a car and drive yourself.
Coba (Spanish: Cobá) is an ancient Mayan city on the Yucatán Peninsula, located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. The adjacent modern village bearing the same name, reported a population of 1,278 inhabitants in the 2010 Mexican federal census.
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 .
Maya pyramids The Maya are a people of southern Mexico and northern Central America (Guatemala, Belize, western Honduras, and El Salvador) with some 3,000 years of history. Archaeological evidence shows the Maya started to build ceremonial architecture approximately 3,000 years ago.