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Welcome to the Coba Ruins Tour
Discover the Coba Ruins, among the most intact ancient Mayan sites in existence! As you explore with the help of this narrated, self-guided walking tour, you’ll unearth the history of this fascinating place, from the remnants of ancient artwork to the court where Mayans once played a ritualistic ball game and beyond.
Preview the Tour
Your Coba Ruins tour begins at the site’s entrance. As you enter and get your first look around, you’ll hear the story of how the astonishingly advanced Mayan civilization rose and fell. You’ll also hear some little-known facts about the unique trees found in these ruins and the importance they once held in Mayan society.
The first major landmark you’ll see is a ball court. Unlike similar courts found at other sites, this one was likely used to depict a struggle between dark and light for ceremonial purposes. Pretty high stakes for a ball game!
It’ll be hard to miss the next stop: the imposing La Iglesia Pyramid. A close look will reveal some residue from the paint which once coated this entire pyramid. A little farther down the path is the Crossroads Pyramid, which presents an unexpected twist on the usual Mayan architectural style.
You’ll notice a surprisingly-intact network of ancient roads crisscrossing the site as you walk. These white stone roads were actually hugely crucial to Mayan cities and had a lot to say about life over a thousand years ago.
You’ll also encounter the Stelae—a type of large, rectangular stone with detailed designs carved into them. On your tour, you’ll uncover their meaning and why the Mayans created them in the first place.
The Pyramid of the Painted Lintel is your next major landmark. Bright colors once adorned this impressive limestone structure, and you can still find traces of those colors today.
As you pass a second ball court, you’ll learn all about the religious beliefs and practices of the ancient Mayans, as well as the infamous calendar by which they tracked the passage of years.
Finally, on the Coba Ruins tour, you’ll find yourself at the foot of the Nohoch Mul Pyramid, the second-largest Mayan pyramid in the entire world. Your tour concludes here.
Starting Point Address: Carretera Federal Tulum 307, 77793 Coba, Q.R., Mexico
Get the Mayan Ruins Bundle
Interested in knowing more about the Mayan ruins of Mexico? We highly recommend getting the Mayan Ruins bundle for just $16.99. The bundle include Coba, Chichen Itza, Ek Balam & Tulum.
What You'll See
Welcome to Coba's Mayan Ruins
Rise & Fall
Ancient Trees of Coba
La Iglesia Pyramid
Crossroads Pyramid & Architecture
The Ancient Streets of Coba & Mayan Civilization
The Pyramid of the Painted Lintel
The Ball Court 2
Xaibe Lookout Tower
Stela 20 of Ruler D
Nohoch Mul Pyramid
Mayans Today, Cenotes, and Farewell
Preview the Tour
Welcome Audio Story
Nohoch Mul Pyramid Audio Story
Changing travel date? No worries! All individual tours come with lifetime validity.
The tour works offline, so you do not need your phone network to enjoy the tour. However, we suggest you download the tour on WiFi at your home, hotel, visitor center, etc., before heading out for a completely immersive experience.
Not an Entry Ticket
This is not an entry ticket to any of the attractions along the way.
Carry a Portable Phone Charger
We Recommend carrying a portable power bank to avoid running out of charge during your tour.
How many tours should I buy?
Since this is a walking tour, we suggest you buy one tour per person for the best experience.
What do we do?
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