Getting there & away
Most buses serving Cobá swing down almost to the lake to drop off passengers before turning around. Buses run six to eight times daily between Tulum and Cobá (M$30); six of these also serve Playa del Carmen (M$68, one to 1¾ hours). Buses also run to Valladolid (M$26, 45 minutes) and Chichén Itzá (M$52, 1½ hours).
Day-trippers from Tulum can reach Cobá by forming a group to split the cost of a taxi, which costs about M$500 round-trip, including two hours at the site.