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  • Coba is pretty close by rental, and Quintana Roo is only area of Mexico I don't mind driving. Tikal and especially Palenque were wonderful in past, but Chichen and Tulum are over run. Coba is a great bet. Bajatxdoc@att.net Smith over 2 years ago

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    Tikal is pretty cool. almost 3 years ago

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    Uxmal is cool as well and is a lot closer...Tikal is actually in Guatemala. almost 3 years ago

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    Chichen Itza almost 3 years ago

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    Palenque was also pretty amazing almost 3 years ago

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    Tulum is right on the water and breathtaking. I have heard it can get really crowded though. Chichenitza is also really crowded, but much larger. Definitely get a tour guide to explain the history and architecture. almost 3 years ago

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    Thanks, everyone! over 2 years ago

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    Melissa - I wish I would have seen this question sooner! Actually, you cannot climb the ruins at most of the sites mentioned above. However, you can climb the ancient pyramid at Coba -- and I recommend that you do it! It's a bit challenging, but safe because they have a rope - and the views are beautiful!

    We have photos of us climbing it (see the link: http://www.peanutsorpretzels.com/our-adventure-driving-in-mexico-yucatan/).

    In fact, the link will take you to our travel blog -- where we have documented a lot of our recent trip down to the Yucatan / Riviera Maya in Mexico. We rented a car and actually visited Chichen Itza, Coba, and Tulum. If you haven't taken your trip yet, you will find lots of ideas on our site.

    Cheers!
    Liz & Josh over 2 years ago

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    Ek Balaam. Not a lot of visitors. It has a peacefulness not unlike Angkor Wat. Visit mid-afternoon when all the buses are gone. You can still climb this although it is quite steep. It's just north of Valladolid, a quiet town with some beautiful Spanish architecture and a town square. Tulum is ruins--literally--but it's beside the ocean and that's it's selling point.. There's a new highway running from the north end of Playa Del Carmen, a toll road costing 250 pesos, a boring drive but it's 110kph and gets you to Valadolid in an hour or so. Have fun. over 2 years ago

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