Our trip to Coba was an independent jaunt from Cancun. Since Coba is largely uncovered, we could not find a tour to go out to the site at that time. We rented a VW bug, got a map, and headed to a town where no one spoke English.
The ride was a pretty easy ride, and driving on the highway seemed to be similar to driving in the US.
Though the site is still largely uncovered, there is a lot to look at and explore. We found pyramids to climb, rooms to go in, and paths for hiking.
When I think of Coba, I will always recall the grossest thing I have ever seen in my life (and remember I ate a roasted guinea pig with his head still attached). On one of the trees in the park, there were dozens of slug like creatures that were each about 8 inches log. I would not have poked at them with a ten foot pole!
We were too afraid to continue down that path. The memory of those creatures slowly squirming over each other still sends shudders down my spine!
Because there was no official tour at the time, we were not able to learn anything about this area. If I were to go back, I would do some reading on the area first.
One of the best parts about this site is the lack of tourists. We were able to take pictures without people in them and we were able to explore at our leisure. I am sure that in the future, as more is uncovered, there will be larger crowds as the bus tours begin to arrive, but the quiet time that we spent there was a perfect way to end a great vacation.