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10 Best Things to Do in Costa Maya on a Cruise

8 minutes read • July 19th, 2019
Welcoming, mysterious, charming – it's all about Costa Maya with its lovely villages, beautiful beaches, magnificent Maya ruins, and numerous attractions for every taste. Well, the

best things to do in Costa Maya on a cruise

is exactly what we are going to talk about today.
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Make yourself comfortable and get ready for inspiration. So what are the most intriguing Costa Maya attractions?

1. Maya Chan Beach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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When you arrive at this private beach resort, you find yourself in the middle of a true oasis. Pristine nature, crystal clear water, fantastic views... The beach is well-maintained and provides excellent opportunities for various watersports. Resort's amenities include a pool, restrooms, several dining venues, and others.
Despite its popularity, Maya Chan Beach is very secluded and tranquil. The fact is that the number of visitors is limited. That's why we highly recommend that you make a reservation for an exciting day at Maya Chan Beach well in advance.

2. Mahahual Beach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It is a lovely public beach with white sand and clear warm water situated in the village of Mahahual. Beach chairs, cozy bars, charming stores, local vendors – the beach is an excellent place to relax, have a good swim, and become a part of the vibrant local life. Enjoy snorkeling, diving, and other water sports. Treat yourself to a massage.
It is just a short drive from the cruise pier.

3. Maya, Lost Mayan Kingdom
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It is a themed water park with zip lines, hanging bridges, pools, waterslides, and many other attractions for guests of all ages. The water park is really unique since it is not just a place to have fun but to learn more about the history of the Maya.
It's time to discover something new and exciting.

4. Yaya Beach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This beach club is situated in Mahahual and is a great place to escape from crowds and enjoy a tranquil beach day. There you'll find sun loungers, umbrellas, restrooms, and showers, as well as local food, an Open Bar, a friendly staff, and a lovely atmosphere.
Just a 5-minute ride from the cruise port.
Please note that the number of spaces is limited so you should book early.

5. Costa Maya Port
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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We should note that the port area itself is full of exciting attractions and things to do. Lovely stores, salt-water pools, cozy dining venues, and more – the Costa Maya Port is excellent for sunbathing, swimming, shopping, dining, and enjoying the moment.

6. Mahahual

This village is famous not only for its beach, but also numerous must-visit attractions, including the lighthouse, Malecon, and others. Enjoy sightseeing, strolling, shopping, various watersports, etc.

7. Dolphin Discovery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Interacting with dolphins is always a very special moment. In Dolphin Discovery, you can touch them, hold, kiss, as well as dance with the dolphins, swim with them, and take fantastic pictures, of course.

8. Pez Quadro
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It is deservedly considered one of Costa Maya's most beautiful beaches. The view is fantastic, and the water is turquoise. Beach club's amenities include sun loungers, bathrooms, showers, parking, Wi-Fi, and more. There is an all-day open bar. Guests can try fishing, snorkeling, and many other activities.
Pez Quadro beach club is easily accessible from the port.

9. Lake Bacalar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Although it takes about 1 hour 15 minutes to get to Lake Bacalar from Costa Maya, the ride is absolutely worth it. The lake is a real miracle and is definitely among the most beautiful places on our planet. There you can swim, take a boat tour, enjoy paddleboarding and other water sports, explore the pirates' channel, and more.
By the way, when you are in Bacalar, you can plunge into history and visit the Fortress de San Felipe Bacalar. Cenote Azul is also a must. It is one of the deepest cenotes in Mexico. There is an on-site bar and restaurant.

10. Chacchoben
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Certainly, acquaintance with the powerful Maya civilization is the main purpose of the visit to Mexico for many cruise travelers. And Chacchoben is one of the most popular Maya sites that you can explore from the port of Costa Maya.
It is only a 50-minute ride from the port.


What is your opinion about this list of the most exciting Costa Maya things to do? Have you ever visited any of the places mentioned in it? Do you have anything to add? Please share your thoughts in the comments.
By the way, you can also check the list of the top 10 attractions in Cozumel, another popular cruise port in Mexico, via this link.

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