What to Do When In Costa Maya
There are many cruise ships that visit Costa Maya. Here passengers can experience the stunning 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 things you can do at this cruise destination.
You don’t even have to leave the port to experience the beauty of Costa Maya. Salty water pools with swim-up bars, restaurants, shopping plaza, and artisan markets are around to give you a great time at the port. You can relax and enjoy your port day here if you don’t want to wander away from the 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. If you rent bicycles or golf carts, you can visit places near the port and surrounding areas.
From the cruise port, you travel 30 minutes to reach the Mahahual Fishing Village. This is a beautiful quaint fishing village with beautiful beaches and restaurants to eat at. You don’t pay for using the beach. You will enjoy their white sandy beaches and shallow warm clear water. There is a reef system out in the water which keeps the water calms and safe to splash around for adults and kids alike. You can also do beach activities like volleyball, light snorkeling or splashing around the ocean
In Costa Maya, you can also explore the Mayan Ruins in Chacchoben. The three popular sites you can explore here include Chacchoben, Kohunlich, and Dzibanche. Large pyramid structures are found here and one thing you can do is to climb the ruins and enjoy the general beauty of the region from up there.
The Spanish Fortress at Bacalar is another historical sight that you can tour. This is an hour and a half from the port which offers another historical journey of the ancient inhabitants of the region. This is a Spanish fortress which they used to fight off attacks from pirates and 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. This port is part of the Meso-American reef system, which is the 2nd largest reef systems in the world.
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