Put Coba on your list for your next trip! Coba is an Ancient Mayan Village located in Mexico with exceptional sites to see. We did a half-day excursion here in the afternoon, in the morning we went zip-lining, canoeing, experienced a traditional Mayan ritual and swam in an Cenote!
When we arrived in Coba we were greeted by a tour guide who offered a very thorough tour and explanation of the village and history, both past and present. He himself was of Mayan decent and was able to give great insight into the area. The tour lasts about 45 minutes and then we were able to venture on our for about another hour before the bus was to leave. I wish we had more time to explore!
After the tour had ended we had the option to walk (FREE), rent a bicycle each (60 pesos) or pay for a driver on a tricycle (120 pesos) – there was a seat for two people to fit on and the driver peddled behind you. #Hashtagtouristshack: go all the way to the Nohoch Mul Pyramid first and then visit the other sites on your way back! You will be tempted to stop and take pictures at every stop along the way there but hold off to the end, you want to make sure you have enough time to climb up and down the pyramid with ample time to enjoy the view.
Once we reached the pyramid we shot a few pictures at the bottom and the trekked up to the top! The Nohoch Mul Pyramid stands 42 meters high and is an incredible climb. Make sure you wear sunscreen as the sun can get very hot up there! Once reaching the top the view is breathtaking (pictures do NOT do it justice). Be aware that there are many people that will be up there with you and getting a picture without people behind you may be very difficult. As Mexico is very flat (very few hills or mountains) you can see very far out and wide from the top of the Nohoch Mul Pyramid.
Don’t be fooled! The decent is more difficult than the climb up. There are people going up and down, sometimes faster or slower than you are. My advice is to descend slowly, and take your time. Once down we hopped back on our tricycle ride and stopped at some of the smaller structures along the way to take our time capturing some shots.