Many tourist use Tulum as a base for exploring Coba, so did we. The drive from Tulum took us 45 minutes.
Coba is an area of Mayan ruins in the jungle. It was once a city. When the city was at its highest level of residents there were 50.000 residents in Coba.
The site is huge and there is a rather long walk from the parking lot to the ruin area. You can choose to walk on uneven jungle path or choose to be transported by bike. We chose to be transported. The bikes take a detour with more even paths and you get to see a bit more of the impressive area.
It is not the perfect sight to bring along a baby because of the distance to the ruin and because of the climate being really humid and hot. We went there on a cloudy day and it was still a humid and hot experience.
The area contains a temple pyramids with 120 stone steps to the top. You are allowed to climp to the top and enjoy the view to the jungle. It is not a pleasant climp and I would not recommend it with kids. Looking back I have no idea why we chose to do it. The stones are uneven and slippery and there are no safety besides the rope you can hold on to. The climp down was the worst but we all managed to get down in safety having enjoyed the magnificient view.
The place is not so visited by tourist and did not feel crowded at all problably because of the location in the jungle. It is accesible with a stroller if you are willing to carry it now and then.
At the parking lot there are a few restaurants, souvenir shops and toilets. It is all very simple and do not expect much.
The next stop on our journey was Akumal.Share on Facebook