Attractions and Activities in Costa Maya
Costa Maya is one of the popular stopovers of cruise ships. Here passengers can experience the stunning beaches. And, this is one of the most diverse ports to cruise to in the western Caribbean. Here there are many historical places to visit and at the same time there are beautiful beaches to enjoy yourself in. Below are some of the attractions to visit and activities to do while in Costa Maya.
You can simply relax at the Costa Maya Port. Here at the port, you can swim in salt water pools with swim-up bars, go to restaurants, go shopping at their shopping plaza and artisan markets. 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. Another place where you can go near the pier is a secluded dolphins excursion are where you can swim with dolphins and snorkel to explor marine life. You can also rent bicycles or golf carts where you can explore the port and surrounding areas.
From the cruise port, you travel 30 minutes to reach the Mahahual Fishing Village. If you go to this fishing village, you will find many beautiful beaches and you can also eat in their many restaurants. You can use the beach any time you want. They have 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. 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.
You can also tour 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 want to see the beautiful Balara lagoon, then simply climb the rooftop of the port and these you can view its beauty.
Costa Maya is a place where you can visit many sighs and do many activities. The Meso-American reef system is the 2nd largest reef system in the world and it is here where the cruise port of Costa Maya is located.
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