Many cruise ships stopover Costa Maya during their cruise. This is a place where you can enjoy many beautiful beaches. If you reach Costa Maya in the western Caribbean, you will notice the diversity in this port. While the place is full of things that remind you of the history of the place, you can also experience a great time under the sun and enjoy the sand, the sea, and your sip. Below are some things you can do at this cruise destination.
The Costa Maya port is a place where you can relax. Salty water pools with swim-up bars, restaurants, shopping plaza, and artisan markets are around to give you a great time at the port. There are many places to go to at the port itself if you don’t want to go too far from your cruise ship. At the port you can hear the drum beat music from some restaurants where you can relax at the saltwater pools or have a Mexican meal from their 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.
Outside of the Costa Maya port area you can explore Mahahual Fishing Village which is 30 minutes away 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. Here you can enjoy beach games like volleyball, light snorkeling or simply splash around the ocean.
If you love historical adventures, then you should visit 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. You travel an hour and a half from the port to experience the historical journey of the early inhabitants of the region. This fortress was used as a protective barrier by the Spaniards against pirates and attacks from the locals. If you tour the museum, and the fort you will have a beautiful view of the BAcalara lagoon from its rooftop.
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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