Coba Archaeological Site, Coba, Mexico
Carretera Federal 307 Cancun-Chetumal, Tulum,, Coba, Mexico| Map |
The ancient Mayan city of Coba is located on the Yucat?n Peninsula in northeastern Quintana Roo. Ceremonial life and important events of the Late Classic Period of Mesoamerican Civilization are documented in the engraved and sculpted stelae located in Coba. The Nohoch Mul Pyramid is the main structure and most popular activity at Coba.
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- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Take advantage of the Coba bicycle rentals or the Mayan limo, a chauffeured tricycle.
Address: Carretera Federal 307 Cancun-Chetumal, Tulum,, Coba, Mexico| Map
Hours: Daily 8am - 5pm
Price: Admission is 57 pesos for adults, free for children under 12. Parking is 12 pesos.
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The Mayan archaelogical site of Coba isn't as scenic as Tulum (it sits inland, in a jungle, versus Tulum's pretty coastal spot). However, at Coba you can actually climb an ancient temple, which is really really cool. To get to Nohoch Mul, the prominent ruin you can climb, you can rent a (rusty) bike or get driven in a "pedi-cab." (Or you can walk, but it would be a long, hot walk.) The ascent to the top of the temple is steep (and dare I say a bit scary), but the views are impressive. Otherwise, you can hire a guide to tour you around the ruins at the entrance to the site, which helps children put the buildings into context.
Tips for Families
We brought our own water bottles and still spent money on frosty cold drinks for sale once inside Coba. Be prepared for tropical, steamy temperatures when you visit, no matter what the time of year.
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