What to do in Cobá town? Cobá is an excellent option to stay a few days and discover its fantastic surroundings, soaking up the Mayan culture. The road always offers interesting detours for all visitor profiles. 

Cobá Pueblo benefits from its strategic location, just as the ancient Mayans did. The quiet Mayan town of about 1500 inhabitants lives on foot between the Cobá lagoon and one of the most remarkable ancient Mayan cities of the Yucatan Peninsula, Cobá.

The strategic location of Cobá made it flourish for many years thanks to the trade that passed through here out of the sea. Its location continues to favor it today: the flow of tourists who arrive daily from Riviera Maya makes the town and its surroundings prosper handicraft businesses, restaurants, hotels, visits to tourist cenotes. A totally strategic place the town of Cobá.

Visit the archaeological zone Cobá It is one of the most popular excursions in the Riviera Maya. Few stay overnight here, a luxury refuge on the way to this town. We are going to discover what to do in Cobá and its surroundings.

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HOTELS IN COBA PUEBLO

Staying to sleep in Cobá allows you to discover the charm of the place and its people. The Riviera Maya feels very far from the reality of the slow pace that characterizes the Mayan areas. I like this Mayan calm, I honestly like it.

Cobá It offers you another more authentic way of living the Yucatan Peninsula, closer to reality.

ECONOMIC HOTELS IN COBÁ

Hotel Lol-Ha hotel Sacbé They are two cheap accommodations, one next to the other, they get confused and everything. Both have restaurant service and are similar in services. I have stayed in both, very friendly always.

HOTELS IN COBÁ MEDIUM-HIGH PRICE

Mid-priced hotels in Cobá find the Hotel Hacienda Cobá and Hotel Mayahau Cobá. Personally, I really like Mayahau because it is designed by local Mayans and it is a style with a very local style, with Mayan personality.

The boutique hotel Coqui Coqui it is located at the foot of the lagoon. The Coki Coki is a small chain of charming hotels based in Valladolid and Izamal. Its hotels are high-end, it is the most expensive in Cobá.

Another excellent option in Cobá town is the Coba village and Escape Resort

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WHAT TO DO IN COBÁ AND SURROUNDINGS

We really like to sleep in Cobá, starting the day early in the archaeological zone of Cobá is a gift. There is much more to enjoy in and around Cobá. If you don't like crowded tourist environments, Cobá is ideal to enjoy the surroundings.

what to do in coba

1- VISIT THE COBÁ ARCHAEOLOGICAL AREA

Cobá is one of the most remarkable ancient Mayan cities in the area. It benefited from trade for years. Preserves notable treasures of the Mayan world, such as Stela 1 and the highest pyramid in Quintana Roo, Nohoch Mul, 42 meters high that allow you to savor the green sea that forms the jungle, delicious view.

Price, how to get there and details so as not to miss the best of the Cobá archaeological zone

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2- KNOW THE CENOTES OF COBÁ

A few kilometers away there are several cenotes such as the Tankach-Ha, Multum-Ha and Choo-Ha that, added to those of the San Juan de Dios population, offer a very interesting range of cavities.

Full information of all Coba cenotes

what to do in coba

3- ENJOY NATURE IN THE PUNTA LAGUNA RESERVE

Punta laguna is undoubtedly one of the natural spaces that I like the most in Quintana Roo. This spider monkey sanctuary is administered by a Mayan community, who have been working on the preservation of the area for years. This has led them to perform activities such as monkey watching, canoeing, zip line.

Know how and when it is better to visit Punta lagoon

Zipline to Punta Laguna, Quintana Roo.

4- VISIT THREE KINGS y PACCHÉN

On the same road as Punta Laguna, there are two other natural places to visit. You find several lagoons, cenotes, temazcales and some caves in the area. There are trails for cycling. This area became quite active on a tourist level, its proximity to Riviera Maya is notorious.

what to do in coba

5- THE BEACHES OF TULUM

At 44 kilometers you have the Tulum beaches, one of the most sought after and most prestigious places on the Mexican Caribbean coast. This fame has made the prices on the coast very expensive, so it may be an option to visit them from here.

4 kilometers from the town of Tulum is the archaeological zone of Tulum.

Tulum ruins, Caribbean Sea, Riviera Maya.

6- DISCOVER THE CENOTES BETWEEN COBÁ AND TULUM

Direction Tulum you will find several cenotes such as the crowded Gran Cenote, the Car Wash, Zazil Há or the coveted by divers, Calavera cenote. There are several surprises in the area, discover our best cenotes in Tulum

Gran Cenote, Tulum

7- VISIT THE COLONIAL CITY OF VALLADOLID

The beautiful colonial city of Valladolid It is only 61 kilometers from Cobá. It is on the perfect route to continue touring the Yucatan Peninsula, a place full of stories and unique corners.

Church in Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico.

Savor the Mayan calm in towns like Cobá, entering to know the past and the present maya. There is no better way to get closer to cultures than by living with them. Cobá is a town of friendly people surrounded by a lot of charm.

What to do in Cobá Pueblo, a destination that travelers like 1

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LOCATION: Cobá It is located 47 km west of Jumpsuit along federal highway 109 direction Valladolid.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? Sale ADO and collective transportation from Jumpsuit to Cobá (45 minutes). Also from Valladolid and Playa del Carmen you can get to Cobá. Collective taxis charge around 500 pesos to Cobá. There are official rates that taxi drivers can show you at stops. .
WHAT TO BRING? Comfortable and light clothing, and hat to cover your head. Protect yourself from the sun and insects, and do not forget your swimsuit to enjoy the cenotes.

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Sandra Salvadó Training photographer, traveler by vocation and certified tourism guide by the Government of Mexico. We promote natural wonders and contemporary Mayan culture. Great fan of pre-Hispanic history. Author of the blog and co-founder of The Shortest Path Travel, agency that guides you through alternative paths in Mayan lands. Social and sustainable tourism in the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas.
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