Attractions and Activities in Costa Maya
There are many cruise ships that visit Costa Maya. This is a place where you can enjoy many beautiful 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 of the attractions to visit and activities to do while in Costa Maya.
You don’t even have to leave the port to experience the beauty of Costa Maya. 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. If you don’t want to wander away from the cruise ship, then you can relax and enjoy your port day in these places. There is music from nearby restaurants where you can either swim in their 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. 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. 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. You will enjoy their white sandy beaches and shallow warm clear water. What keeps the water relatively calm and safe to splash around even for kids is the reef systems that is out in the water. You can also do beach activities like volleyball, light snorkeling or splashing around the ocean
The Mayan Ruins in Chacchoben is another place you can explore in Costa Maya. Chacchoben, Kohunlich, and Dzibanche, are the three popular sites that you can explore here. What you can do here is to find large pyramid structures, and you can also climb and explore the historic ruins where you can view the general beauty of the region.
You can also tour the Spanish Fortress at Bacalar. From the port, you travel an hour and a half to reach the fortress which is one of the historical sights in the place. 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.
If you happen to pass by Costa Maya on your cruise, then you can find many places to visit and activities to do. This port is part of the Meso-American reef system, which is the 2nd largest reef systems in the world.
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