Located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, just 90 minutes from The Fives Downtown, the Mayan Ruins of Coba are ensconced between four natural lakes hidden within the jungle. Offering the most extensive network of stone causeways in the ancient Mayan world, Coba was first inhabited around 100 AD and said to have had a population of over 50,000 at its peak. It is also believed that Coba was once the most powerful city in the region, controlling farmland, trading routes, and important water sources. It was eventually abandoned when the Spanish conquered the peninsula around 1550 AD. Today, the Coba Ruins still have many significant structures, making it a wild place to visit. Tourists can swim in the cenotes, tour the sites, and climb the largest pyramid, Lxmoja, built of 120 steep stone steps while visiting this ancient Mayan ruin.
$5 entry fee
Open daily, 8 am to 5 pm
The Mayan Experience Tour
The Coba Adventure Tour
Coba and Tulum Tours
Climbing the Pyramid
Are there tours of the Coba ruins?
Yes, there are a few tour options available when visiting the Coba Ruins. The Coba Adventure Tours include ziplining, cenote swimming, and paddling. The Mayan Experience Tour includes a pottery workshop and lagoon-front dinner to learn more about the culture. Visitors can also combine tours of the ruins, like Tulum, for the best sites in Mexico. Admission to the ruins are included with all prices.
Can you climb the pyramid at Coba?
Yes, Coba is the only Mayan pyramid you can still climb and tour. The pyramid is 42 meters (138 feet) tall with 120 stone steps that can get pretty steep towards the top. There is a thick rope in the middle for safety. When you arrive at the top, gaze off at the lush jungle and landscaping that make the climb worth it.