Attractions and Activities in Costa Maya
Many cruise ships stopover Costa Maya during their cruise. This is a place where you can enjoy many beautiful beaches. In the western Caribbean, this is one of the most diverse ports to cruise to. Costa Maya is where you can experience a historical adventure with sun, sand, and sip. Below are some of the attractions to visit and activities to do while in Costa Maya.
You don’t even have to leave the port to experience the beauty of Costa Maya. There are salt water pools with swim-up bars, restaurants, a shopping plaza, and artisan markets. There are many places to go to at the port itself if you don’t want to go too far from your cruise ship. Even while just relaxing at the port, there are many activities to do like swimming in their saltwater pools and taking meals at their Mexican restaurants. Near the pier is a secluded dolphin excursion area where you can go swimming with dolphins of snorkel to explore marine life. You can explore the port and surrounding areas riding in bicycles or golf carts which you can rent.
Another place you can visit in Costa Maa is the Mahahual Fishing Village which is 30 minutes outside from the cruise port. This fishing village is a beautiful one also with beautiful beaches and restaurants where you can eat. You don’t pay for using the beach. They have white sandy beaches and shallow warm clear water. The reef system that is out in the water keeps the water relatively calm and safe to splash around even for kids. Volleyball, light snorkeling or simply splashing around are the activities that you can enjoy at the beach.
In Costa Maya, you can also explore the Mayan Ruins in Chacchoben. Here you can explore three sites including Chacchoben, Kohunlich, and Dzibanche. Here you can find large pyramid structures, and you can climb, explore and have a great view of the historic ruins and the general beauty of the region.
If you love visiting historical sights, then you should go visit the Spanish Fortress at Bacalar. From the port, you travel an hour and a half to reach the fortress which is one of the historical sights in the place. This is a Spanish fortress which they used to fight off attacks from pirates and the locals. Make sure to go to the rooftop of the fort to have a beautiful view of the Bacalara lagoon.
There are many activities that you can do in Costa Maya. The cruise port is located along the 2nd largest reef system in the world, the Meso-American reef system.
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