33. Cobá, Mexico

Why Visit Coba, Mexico?

I did a trip to Coba compliment of the Cancun Tourist Board and it was pretty amazing. One could see the entire forest from the top of the Nohoch Mul pyramid. I’d like you to experience the same.

Coba, Mexico - The view from the top of Nohuch Mul at Coba

Coba, Mexico – The view from the top of Nohuch Mul at Coba

Where is Coba, Mexico?

Coba is located in the Yucatan Peninsula just southwest of Cancun and north of the coastal town of Tulum in Mexico. It is in the state of Quintana Roo,

How To Get Here

By Train

Not an option.

Flights to Coba, Mexico

The closest airport is Cancun International Airport (CUN).

Cancun, Mexico - Cancun Airport Control Tower

Cancun, Mexico – Cancun Airport Control Tower

The following airlines has service to Cancun International Airport (CUN):


Aerolineas Argentinas (AR), Aeromexico (AM), Air Berlin (AB), Air Canada (AC), Air Europa (UX), Air France (AF), Air Transat (TS), American Airlines (AA), AviancaTaca (AV), blu-express (BV), British Airways (BA), Condor (DE), Cubana Airlines (CU), Delta Air Lines (DL), Eidelweiss Air (WK), Evelop Airlines S.L. (E9), Frontier Airlines (F9), interJet (4O), Jetairfly (TB), JetBlue Airways (B6), LAN (LA), Links Air (W2), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Maya Island Air (2M), Mistral Wings (7M), Neos Air (NO), Southwest Airlines (WN), Spirit Airlines (NK), Sun Country Airlines (SY), Sunwing Airlines (WG), Tropic Air (9N), TUI Netherlands (OR), United Airlines (UA), Virgin America (VX), Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS), VivaAerobus (VB), Volaris (Y4), Wamos Air (EB), WestJet (WS), XL Airways France (SE).

By Bus

There are buses operated by ADO from Cancun to Coba daily.

By Car

If you are already in the country, renting a car is a great option as you can explore on your own. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

Where To Stay In Coba, Mexico?

There are limited places to stay in the Coba area, but you can stay in Tulum or Cancun where there are many hotels. I stayed in the Moon Palace.

Coba, Mexico - Moon Palace Hotel in Cancun Area

Coba, Mexico – Moon Palace Hotel in Cancun Area

Check below for a place to stay.

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.


Where To Eat

There are food places along the road to Coba and also food places at the Mayan Ruins itself. Plus there are restaurants in the town.

Coba, Mexico - Food

Coba, Mexico – Food

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.


What To Do

Walk through the ruins of the huge Mayan city of Coba. You may also rent bicycles and ride to the main pyramid, Nohoch Mul pyramid. I did my tour with Alltournative, but you can find other tour companies below. The idea is to walk to the top of the pyramid; but take your time as its quite the hike and very steep.

Coba, Mexico - Kerwin at the top of Nohuch Mul Coba

Coba, Mexico – Kerwin at the top of Nohuch Mul Coba

I did not do the Coba Sunset Tour, but thats an option for you as well. Oh and there are also a number of Cenotes in the area.

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.


Additional Information

Language Spoken: Spanish

Currency: Mexican Peso

Mexico Tourism Information

Coba Information




Coba, Mexico - Laguna Macanxoc

Coba, Mexico – Laguna Macanxoc

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