We had an amazing experience to the Coba ruins, swimming in an underground Cenote and lunch with this tour company!! Nicolas was our guide and he, along with our driver, made the trip very comfortable and fun! We were picked up and started our journey to Coba at 7 am after a bit of whining by our teenaged sons, but even they admit now that it was worth it more on that later. Nicolas answered our thousands of questions with a smile on his face during the ride to Coba. As promised, this tour provides the entrance fee to Coba as well as the few to rent bicycles or a tricycle ride to the ruins. Our family of five chose both 2 on bikes, 3 on the driven tricycles. Nicolas brought pops and waters for us while we were there, as well as took photos of our family to document the excursion for us! We just got the email today with all of our photos! Also, we are so glad that we paid just a bit more for a private tour so we could bypass driving from resort to resort to pick others up. We arrived at Coba early and it was still cool and not at all crowded. We climbed the ruins with only a few other families around. But, on our way back to the van we noted that thousands of people were arriving in flocks coming off of busses. The bikes were all rented out and I felt bad for those who would have no choice but to walk the 3-4km. Not us though! We were leaving as all the others were arriving! It is then that my 15 year old looked at me and exclaimed that he undestood the 6:15 am wake-up call.
We made our way back into the air-conditioned van. Nicolas gave us a few options of different cenotes we could choose from. We chose the underground cave cenote and it didnt disappoint! This tour company chooses to support the lesser-known cenotes owned by local Mayans. We were the only ones in the cenote during our visit and it was awesome!!! We swam through underground tunnels in the cenotes and our kids loved it!
We ended our day by stopping at a local outdoor restaurant. The food was delicious and it was a great experience to get away from the resort food.
All-in-all it was our favorite memory on our trip to Mexico. We chose Coba because it was the only one out of all of the ruins that we could still climb. We were afraid that our sons 11, 14, and 15 wouldnt relate with the archeology if they could only look at it. Climbing on the ruins and feeling them with our own hands really made the difference in our kids connecting to the history of the site. So, please dont hesitate to take your kids to the Coba ruins and please book with this smaller, family-owned company. You will not be disappointed!!!