Coba is an expansive Mayan Ruins site, located deep in the Mayan jungles of the Riviera Maya. Due to it's remote location, government excavation of this major city was only begun in the early 1970s. Even today, work continues to uncover and restore this vast Mayan civilization. Coba dates back as far as 1,300 years and was a major player in the region in it's day. It's most famous feature is the great pyramid of Nohoch Mul, rising nearly 140 feet (42 meters) out of the jungle canopy. You can climb to the top of the pyramid and find colossal views of the Mayan Jungle that you can't find anywhere else in Mexico.
COBA TOUR FAQ's
Q: I'M ON A CRUISE SHIP - CAN I DO THESE
A: The Private Coba Express is the one for you. It is already customized to fit most cruise schedules, but if you want to drop an hour off to fit your timeline you are welcome to.
Q: WHERE IS COBA LOCATED? IS IT IN
A: Coba, like the other major Mayan sites, is on the mainland Riviera Maya, about 28 miles northeast of Tulum. It will take you about 90 minutes to get to Coba from Playa del Carmen. From Cozumel, you'll take the passenger ferry over to Playa del Carmen to meet your tour. See Ferry Details.
Q: WHAT FACILITIES ARE THERE AT COBA?
A: Coba is unique in that due to it's size, there are some fun options for getting around. At the entrance, you can hire a pedicab or rickshaw, where a guide on a bike will pedal you around in a carriage of sorts while giving you a tour. Great for those with limited mobility. For the more able-bodied, there are also bicycles to rent, where you can pedal around the ruins site on your own. Around the ruins site is the pueblo of Coba, where you can do some shopping for souvenirs and pick up some snacks.