Climbing The Mayan Pyramid At Coba, Mexico

The Main Pyramid at Coba

Last week I was in Tulum, Mexico for seven days. While I spent most of my precious days on the beach, I did venture out to Coba to check out some nicely preserved Mayan pyramids from the first millenium.  We drove out early morning (only 30 minutes from Tulum) to avoid the large bus crowds from Cancun.

My friend Victor and I climbed the highest pyramid (one of the few remaining pyramids that can be climbed).  The climb was steep but well worth it as the view was superb. All you see is a vast expanse of green forest.

While it was fairly easy-going up the pyramid, going down was a different story.  The steps are steep and a bit taxing on the knees.  I definitely preferred the ascent.

Me - On the top of the main pyramid at Coba

Since the grounds at Coba are flat and extensive, bicycles and tricycle taxis are available for rent.  Because we walked what seemed like miles to get to the main pyramid from the entrance, we took a bike taxi on the way back to the entrance.  Suffice it to say, I thoroughly enjoyed the ride…

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Looking down from the top of the Pyramid


About Robert Kavalek

Robert Kavalek is a travel consultant who shares his love for traveling the world on theTRAVELER ( While his specialties are Paris, Mexico and "digital overload escapes", he can advise clients on any type of vacation. In addition, he writes about travel destinations and travel tips on his blog and Facebook page. Robert has visited 31 countries and territories and hopes to check out at least one new country every year. He currently lives in Washington, DC.
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One Response to Climbing The Mayan Pyramid At Coba, Mexico

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