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Ball court, Coba Group.
I caught the 7am bus from Tulum to Coba. Got here at 8:30am or so. There's nothing to the town. One main street with stores and restarurants. The ruins are within walking distance of the bus stop (which is also a hotel and a restaurant!) I was completely alone in the park for 30 - 45 minutes. Just as I got to Nohoch Mul, a large family arrived as well. They were pretty noisy, but I waited them out and had a few peaceful moments alone at the top of the pyramid. The breeze up there was really nice, and the jungle sounds were amazing.

The site is huge. I walked all the excavated ruins. The sacbeoob (a sacbe is an elevated road the Maya built to facilitate travel) look just like all the other paths when you're on them. They're wide and have trees growing on the sides. If you look closer at the edge, though, there's a slope. Pretty neat.

Coming early really made the experience - there were so many people coming in at noon, as I was leaving. One of the reasons I wanted to visit Coba was the slightly more wild, less civilized atmosphere. I'm equally glad that I'm not staying, though. It's oppressively hot, even at 9am. I had thought I might stay the night in Coba and then continue on to Chichen Itza, but I changed my mind when I got to Tulum. Now I'm really glad I did. Going further inland (at least during the summer) is not for me. I can't wait to get back to the ocean!
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Ball court, Coba Group.
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Coba was really amazing! The site is huge, for starters (around 26 sq. miles). It´s overgrown with jungle, so although there are wide, clear paths to… read entire review
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