Coba is an important ancient Mayan ruin and home of the Nohoch Mul pyramid, the largest Mayan pyramid in Mexico. At 137 feet high, you are still allowed to climb to the top. It also features other pyramids as well as a nice ball court. The site is very spread out – you’ll have to cover 6 km round trip to see the main pyramid.

Located close to Tulum, Coba is accessible to anyone staying in Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Tulum. Below ares some pictures from our visit. After the pictures are links to a detailed article from our visit, tips for seeing it yourself and a ranked list of my favorite Mayan sites.

Coba Mayan Ruin

Coba Mayan Ruin - pedicab
Our Coba Pedicab Driver
Coba Mayan Ruin - Nohoch Mul Pyramid
Nohoch Mul Pyramid
Coba Mayan Ruin - Nohoch Mul Pyramid
Traversing Down Nohoch Mul Pyramid
Coba Mayan Ruin - Nohoch Mul Pyramid
From top of Nohoch Mul Pyramid
Coba Mayan Ruin - Nohoch Mul Pyramid
Nohoch Mul Pyramid Uncleared Side
Coba Mayan Ruin - Nohoch Mul Pyramid
From Top of Nohoch Mul Pyramid
Coba Mayan Ruin - Nohoch Mul Pyramid
Nohoch Mul Pyramid
Coba Mayan Ruin - Nohoch Mul Pyramid
Nohoch Mul Pyramid
Coba Mayan Ruin - Temple Conjunto de Pinturas
Temple Conjunto de Pinturas
Coba Mayan Ruin - Ball court
Coba Ball court
Coba Mayan Ruin - Ball court
Coba Ball court

You can read about my trip in detail here.

Read my helpful tips on how to see Coba here.

A ranked list of my favorite Mayan ruins is here.

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