13 Jul 2018
Costa Maya is a beautiful cruise port located at the south part of the Yucatan peninsula, in the small Mahahual villa. It is usually known for the numerous cruise ships that arrive weekly and the growing touristic vibe. Most of the visitors arrive with the cruise ships but if you are visiting Riviera Maya or Cancun, you can also take a day trip to discover the activities and places that surround it. Although is a small Villa, Mahahual can be surprisingly charming and exciting. The ambiance is usually quiet and family friendly, the places don´t get too crowded and the service anywhere you go is excellent. The friendly people, affordable food options, and variety of places to visit will definitely capture your heart.
Half And Full Day Tours
Depending on the time you have to spare, you can take half day or full day trips to the most touristic areas. Tequila Beach Tours is one of the local companies with tons of experience and knowledge of the history of Mahahual. Snorkeling, Kayaking and fishing are available and can be tailored according your needs. ATV tours are also a must in the area along with the Chacchoben Mayan ruins. Tequila Beach Tours are more like your local friends than just a Tour company. The guides are more interested in you getting a good idea of the opportunities of the area, than just selling you tours. If you don´t have your own transportation and need a pick up at Costa Maya cruise port, they will gladly assist you with that as well. Another important thing to mention besides the tours available, are the local restaurants. “El Mero Mero” restaurant is perfect for seafood and “Flavors Of Mexico” restaurant is an expert of antojitos and other delicious authentic food. These restaurants have incredible service and unbeatable rates.
Must See And Do
While enjoying your visit to Costa Maya, there are different activities to visit and activities to try. We recommend you to pre-schedule the day trips you want to take according the free time you will have. Some of the places can be visited in a few hours while others might take the whole day. These are some of the places we highly recommend:
- Chacchoben Mayan Ruins: It would take about an hour of driving to go from Mahahual. They are open from 8:00am and the last time to access is 4:30pm. Entrance is around $120.00 pesos per person.
- Kakaw Chocolate Factory: There is a Xaman (Mayan priest) who explains the history of chocolate. During your visit you can of course taste the different chocolate samples and purchase souvenirs and all kinds of chocolate.
- Costa Maya Aviary: Is not really a tour but we highly recommend a visit. You get to see majestic and colorful birds. You are not only allowed but encouraged to feed them too. Which makes the whole experience even better.
Mayá-Lost Mayan Kingdom Adventure Park
This is by far one of our favorite activities in Mahahual. The Mayá-Lot Mayan Kingdom Adventure Park is located only 500 meters or 8min driving distance from Costa Maya cruise port. You can take one of the trolleys at the main park. These departure every 15 minutes and charge around $3.00usd per person. You simply have to ask which one will take the route to Mayá-Lost Kingdom Adventure Park. The entrance fee goes from $730.00 pesos per person and up, depending on the type of ticket you purchase. There is a regular ticket and a combo ticket. The activities include zip lines, slides, a roller coaster, a jungle river, a monkey island, a cenote and pools. As you see Costa Maya has a lot to offer for your holidays. If you are considering the idea of vacationing there or even just a day trip to explore the area, please contact us to give you more details on how to design the perfect stay. We would love to help with transportation, tours or anything else to turn your visit to Costa Maya from good to great!