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May 3, 2019

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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. If you reach Costa Maya in the western Caribbean, you will notice the diversity in this port. While the place is full of things that remind you of the history of the place, you can also experience a great time under the sun and enjoy the sand, the sea, and your sip. Below are some of the attractions to visit and activities to do while in Costa Maya.

The Costa Maya port is a place where you can relax. 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. Near the port is a place where you find many dolphins where you can swim with them or else explore the marine life below. 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. Here you don’t pay to use the beach. You will enjoy their white sandy beaches and shallow warm clear water. The reef system that is out in the water keeps the water relatively calm and safe to splash around even for kids. Here you can enjoy beach games like volleyball, light snorkeling or simply splash around the ocean.

The Mayan Ruins in Chacchoben is another place you can explore in Costa Maya. Here you can explore three sites including 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.

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 is a Spanish fortress which they used to fight off attacks from pirates and the locals. Make sure to go to the rooftop of the fort to have a beautiful view of the Bacalara lagoon.

If you happen to pass by Costa Maya on your cruise, then you can find many places to visit and activities to do. The cruise port is located along the 2nd largest reef system in the world, the Meso-American reef system.

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