Coba ruins Part 1

October 24, 2012

I was looking forward to visiting the Mayan ruins when we booked our trip. We were browsing outside our resort when we were approached by tour companies promising lower priced tours. My Mom and I decided to wait until we met with our Tour Operator from Sunwing before booking any tours. 

I'm so glad we waited because if we have booked from the outside companies, we would have been stuck inside a large tour bus and a completely different experience.
The cost of our tour for the whole day was $100. It included pick up & drop off from our hotel. We were picked up around 7:30am from our hotel. We had a medium sized van with 8 people plus our driver and guide. 

The tour also included a traditional Mayan lunch, a visit to a cenote (sinkholes), tour of a Mayan village, and shopping. 
ballgame court
La Iglesia
From our resort to Coba was about an hour drive. My Mom originally wanted to go to Chichen Itza but the drive there is 3 hours long. We would have spent 6 hours riding the bus plus you can't climb the ruins anymore.

It was really humid when we got to the entrance of the ruins. Only 2% of the site has been excavated. Our guide, Glen was really amazing! He was very thorough at explaining all the sites to us. 

From the entrance you have to walk about 10 minutes to get to the first part of Coba. We saw one of the ballgame courts as well as the La Iglesia.

You have the option of walking to each sites or hiring a pedicab for about $9 for 2 people. We opted to walk going to the all the sites and took the pedicab back. I highly suggest wearing running shoes (unlike me in flip flops), bring bug spray, water, and hat. 


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