Attractions and Activities in Costa Maya
Costa Maya is one of the popular stopovers of cruise ships. Here passengers can experience the stunning beaches. If you reach Costa Maya in the western Caribbean, you will notice the diversity in this port. 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 can simply relax at the Costa Maya Port. There are salt water pools with swim-up bars, restaurants, a 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. 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. 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. If you rent bicycles or golf carts, you can visit places near the port and surrounding areas.
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. Here you don’t pay to use 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
If you love historical adventures, then you should visit the Mayan Ruins in Chacchoben. Chacchoben, Kohunlich, and Dzibanche, are the three popular sites that you can explore here. 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.
The Spanish Fortress at Bacalar is another historical sight that you can tour. You travel an hour and a half from the port to experience the historical journey of the early inhabitants of the region. The Spaniards used this fortress to protect them from the attacks of pirates and 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. This port is part of the Meso-American reef system, which is the 2nd largest reef systems in the world.
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