On the Yucatan peninsula, in the state of Quintana Roo, is Costa Maya. Costa Maya is a popular stop for Caribbean cruise passengers due to its rich history, gentle beaches, and nearby spectacular coral reef. Many of Mexico’s lesser-known and less-excavated Mayan monuments are also accessible from the Costa Maya port, making trips to these sites highly rewarding and convenient right off the cruise ship.
Three of Mexico’s best-kept secrets are the Mayan ruins at Chacchoben, Kohunlich, and Dzibanche, which are among our favorite Costa Maya excursions and tour destinations. You can learn about the area’s fascinating history at the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins and afterwards spend time with locals who will show you how to prepare authentically traditional Mexican cuisine. You may explore many of a Mayan palace’s still-standing rooms at the Kohunlich Mayan Ruins. And it is thought that the Dzibanche Mayan Ruins were a Kan Dynasty early capital. There are also significant temples from Mayan history with pyramids constructed utilizing 5th-century Maya architectural techniques. In Costa Maya, there is no shortage of places to see!
Swim with dolphins in Costa Maya’s brilliant blue waters for an exciting and mysterious day trip after gazing at these amazing examples of ancient Mayan history. To see the diverse marine life in Costa Maya, you should also learn to scuba dive. Visit the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef if you’re searching for a snorkeling excursion; it’s home to spectacular tropical fish and coral formations.
Consider taking a boat tour or renting a kayak or canoe to the Bacalar Lagoon, locally known as the Seven Color Lagoon, where you can also visit the magnificent cenotes, for some adventure (natural deep-water wells). Beautiful locations abound for swimming, windsurfing, paddleboarding, and sailing. ATV rentals are another well-liked pastime in Costa Maya.
And if you want to unwind, visit one of Costa Maya’s stunning beaches on a beach break. There are many beach chairs and umbrellas at Mahahual Beach, making it a perfect spot to unwind. Additionally, there is a fantastic beach club with an open bar right on the water! When the cruise ships arrive, this small village, which is noted for its solitude in the nights, comes to life. Read our reviews and reserve your Costa Maya, Mexico adventure today. We have tours and excursions for every budget and activity level.