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Costa Maya Port

Costa Maya Port

Costa Maya

The Basics

Costa Maya Port has everything you need to kick back and relax: restaurants, bars, shopping, pools, a swim-up bar, and a beach club. Alternatively, head into Mahahual, a former fishing village that’s becoming a lively tourist town, where you can stroll along the boardwalk (malecón), get some fresh ceviche, or plop down at a beach club to swim and relax. Popular shore excursion options include scuba diving with marine life on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef and visiting the Chacchoben Maya ruins, an archaeological site dating back to the year AD 700. The site is 43 miles (69 kilometers) from Costa Maya, so booking a tour is the easiest way to get there.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Riviera Maya & the Yucatan

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Great guide!
nhoj, Dec 2019
Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip
This was a 4 hour excursion from Costa Maya. Info and instructions online were accurate. Roberto was our guide and was very knowledgeable about the Chacchoben ruins and Mayan history and culture. He was very attentive to the passengers. Aaron was the driver and was on time and the van very clean.
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A terrific shore excursion
Janni2441, Nov 2019
Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip
Roberto was our very knowlegable guide. He taught us an amazing amount of Mayan history, culture and architecture. 8 person clean minivans. Highly recommend this tour
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chacchoben day tour
kcreed60, Aug 2019
Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip
well done in every way HIGHLY RECOMMEND great guide,safe,clean van great driver .and very knowledgeable and fun guide and made some extra stops to accommodate everyones interest all of us loved this tour kc reed
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Perfect Excursion outside of a beach day!
Renee_M, Mar 2020
Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip
Absolutely loved this excursion! This was our last port day on our cruise and we wanted to do something a little different than a traditional beach day so we chose to visit the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins which was an amazing place to visot! Our tour guide Cruze was very knowledgeable, hands on and did his best to personalize the experience to each person/family. I would highly recommend this excursion if you’re visiting Costa Maya!
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Very Informative
Michelle_L, Mar 2020
Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip
Our tour guide was amazing. He was very informative and had extensive knowledge of the Mayan Ruins we visited. They provided colds drinks for us and even stopped for fresh pineapple for each of three groups in the tour.
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Happy Customer
Alicia_V, Mar 2020
Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip
Our tour guide Geronimo was AWESOME! He was very knowledgeable of the Mayan Ruins. And seeing the Spider Monkeys in the jungle was a great experience. Highly recommend this day trip.
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Great educational trip. Lots of photo op
ReySantos, Mar 2020
Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip
Guide was very thorough and explain the ruins and their origins. Even stopped by at a local fruit stand to enjoy the local produce.
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Highly Recommended
Kristine_K, Mar 2020
Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip
Coral was a fantastic tour guide! Effortlessly knowledgeable and really friendly, too. Company was organized and professional, and we encountered no problems with our relatively short window at port. Can’t imagine a better way to see these ruins. Book them!
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Great private tour to Chaccohoben
Geoff_S, Mar 2020
Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip
Went on private tour instead of the same tour offered by ship. Had a great time, guide was Jeronimo who was excellent in every aspect. He was extremely knowledgeable in the history of the site plus all forna, birds and animals we saw. He had a back pack full of samples, books and pictures to demonstrate how the site was originally. He could not do enough for us. This tour was far better and cheaper than ships tour as it was private and personal. Thanks for a great day Jeronimo.
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Amazing experience.....
Andrew_H, Feb 2020
Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip
What an amazing day. We were in a small group that got to the site much earlier than the bigger buses. Coral our guide was so knowledgeable and made the whole experience something to always treasure. Cold drinks waiting back on the bus and we even stopped for some fresh roadside mango. The ruins themselves were so intersting... Learnt so much!! Highly recommended and half the price of the cruise excursion.
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Visit to Mayan Ruins
Keith_P, Feb 2020
Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip
Roberto was an excellent guide with a wealth of knowledge. We certainly got our money's worth! Great trip
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Costa maya
Chill, Feb 2020
Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip
The tour was very informative. Our tour guide Cruise was very knowledgeable and entertaining. A very memorable experience.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Most Costa Maya shore excursions are half-day tours, leaving time for you to hang out at the port or in Mahahual before your cruise ship departs, depending on your cruise schedule.

  • Pay attention to the pickup and drop-off details of each shore excursion; some include port pickup but others may require that you make your own way to a meeting point.

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How to Get There

Ships dock right at Costa Maya's purpose-built facilities. The pier is long, but a free shuttle bus ferries passengers back and forth. The fishing village of Mahahual is located just south of the port, five minutes by road.

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When to Get There

Costa Maya’s dry season lasts from November through May. While rainy season visitors risk cloudy weather and potential hurricanes, they can benefit from lower prices and fewer crowds.

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Port Information

Mexico’s currency is the peso, although US dollars are often accepted around the port area.

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