DAY TRIPS TO THE COBA RUINS

Experience Coba, one of the biggest Mayan Ruins sites in the Yucatan of Mexico, with our exciting selection of tours and excursions from Playa del Carmen!  Coba was one of the largest Mayan cities, with over 50,000 people once living here.  The huge ruins site stretches over 80 square kilometers, but much of the site has not been cleared from the jungle yet.  Coba is the most recently discovered ruins site in the area, and, along with Ek Balam, was the only great pyramid left that you could still climb to the top until recently, affording you towering views over the Mayan jungle.  Our Coba tours are fun, exciting, and filled with Mayan culture.

Coba Excursions Playa del Carmen
   
Coba Express Tour Tulum & Coba: Mayan City Daily from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
10 Hours - Adults $79.00 Kids $59.00
Coba & Xel ha Tour Tue & Thu from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
11 Hrs - Adults $149.00 Kids $109.00
 
Coba Express Tour Coba & Sea Turtles Tue-Thur-Sat from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
6 Hours - From $149.00 Per Person
Private Coba Express Runs Daily on Your Schedule!
Up to 6 Hrs - From $22.00 Per Person!
 
Coba Express Tour Private Tulum & Coba Runs Daily on your Schedule!
Up to 8 Hrs - From $29.00 Per Person!
More Mayan Ruins Tours Explore Even More of the Mayan Empire.
Chichen Itza, Tulum, Ek Balam and More!

Our Advice: If you do the Private Tours, you can hire a tour guide and a rickshaw or a bike at the entrance the ruins to make a fun way to tour the Coba Mayan Ruins site on your own.

COBA EXCURSIONS FAQ's

Q: WHAT IS SPECIAL OR UNIQUE ABOUT THE COBA MAYAN RUINS?
A: Coba is the only Mayan Ruins site in the area to be set in the jungle, which gives it a mystical "Indiana Jones" feel.  You can rent rickshaws or bicycles to get around the ruins site, which is unique.  Coba is one of the ruins where you can still climb the great pyramid, which is immensely popular, since it affords you incredible vistas of the Riviera Maya.  Also nice is that Coba is less touristy than Tulum or Chichen Itza.  However, it can get muggy in the summer months, so not recommended for people who have difficulty breathing.

Q: WHAT IS THE BEST TOUR TO COBA FROM PLAYA DEL CARMEN?
A: If you have kids with you, Coba & Xel-Ha and Coba & Sea Turtles are great options that offer some swimming and water adventure which is a nice trade-off for the kids, and a nice variety for you if you're into water activities. Something for you, something for them. Tulum & Coba is a great deal if you want to see both Mayan Ruins sites in a single day. Private Tours are great for cruise passengers, groups, or anyone who wants to make their own itinerary.

Q: CAN YOU CLIMB THE COBA RUINS?
A: No. Coba ruins have been closed to climbing since the pandemic. This is still "temporary" but it's been 4 years, so... But it's still a very worthwhile excursion. If you want to climb Mayan Ruins, Ek Balam is open for climbing.

Q: I'M ON A CRUISE SHIP - CAN I DO THESE TOURS?
A: You'll need to do the Private Coba Express - the other tours are too long for you to do on a cruise stop.

Q: HOW FAR IS IT FROM PLAYA DEL CARMEN TO COBA?
A: Coba is about a 1 hour and 45 Minute drive from Playa del Carmen.

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