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Things to Do in Costa Maya While on a Cruise

If you’re lucky enough for Costa Maya to be one of the stops your next cruise trip, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to get off the boat and experience the magic of Costa Maya Village. Sure, the fact that this port is surrounded by the vast natural beauty of the Mexican Caribbean and the Mayan jungle is a clear draw. But, what makes Costa Maya truly unique is that it is a themed cruise port, offering a wide range of unforgettable opportunities for adventure, culture and relaxation just steps away from the dock.

Check out these fun and exciting things to do in Costa Maya while on a cruise.

Explore the Port

Experience a warm welcome from the locals and enjoy the hospitality and excellent service of the establishments at the port. You can eat delicious Mexican food at the restaurants, buy local products and souvenirs in the stores, or hang out at the beach with a cocktail in hand. You can have a great time in Costa Maya without even stepping foot outside of the port.

Go on an Expedition

If you want some exciting things to do in Costa Maya near cruise port, take a guided tour of the beach and the surrounding Mayan jungle while riding an ATV. You can also take a tour of the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins and learn more about ancient Mayan culture. Standing in the shadow of the stone pyramids and temples, you’ll be able to fully appreciate the grandeur of this ancient landmark.

Try a Unique Cultural Experience (or Five)

One of the best ways to experience Mexican culture is to eat, drink, and share experiences with the locals. Enjoy an exclusive tasting of the best tequilas of Mexico or the history of one of the world’s most popular flavors — chocolate — at Kakaw. Go snorkeling, experience exotic birds native to the Caribbean at the aviary, or pamper your body and nurture your spirit by partaking in a Mayan healing ritual.

Visit Costa Maya Adventure Park

To top off your cruise experience, treat your family to a fun day at Maya, Lost Mayan Kingdom Adventure Park. It boasts thrilling water slides, ziplines, and the 400-meter Zip Coaster (the ultimate zip line experience) that goes over land and water. If at some point you need to relax and recharge, their are resting areas throughout the park that you can use to do just that.

Costa Maya: A Gem in the Mexican Caribbean

If you find yourself wondering what to do in Costa Maya Port, it won’t be because of a lack of choices. The biggest problem visitors to Costa Maya Mahahual have is deciding what to do first! A breathtaking horizon, a lush jungle, and a port transformed to give you a winning vacation—these are all reasons why one of the best things to do in Costa Maya on a cruise is to get off the ship and into the port.

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At Costa Maya our gastronomy explores the Mexican traditions and goes beyond offering unique experiences by the sea, at the party that never stops, a 1940’s themed market or our rich arts culture. Fresh ingredients, catch of the day, attention to detail, the best customer service and dishes that makes us feel proud of our heritage.

Lost Mayan Kingdom

Get ready to discover the Lost Mayan Kingdom of Mayá! The only adventure park in Costa Maya with an extraordinary aerial and aquatic experience. Jump into the adventure and have the best time of your life.

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  • Clothing, food, chocolate, souvenirs, plan to bargain, check out the birds, have a massage, felt very welcomed. Lovely port.

    Nola R
  • Had a great time here. Easy for the accessible person. Very clean and it offers many activities at the port. Loved the natives with their customs. The pool is beautifull with the sand, palms and beach chairs. Great view at the boat here. Go see the tequila museum. So authentic Mexican. Take a taxi to Mahaual for $3 to enjoy the beach. Can’t wait to go back!

    Isabel M
  • Took a cruise that stop at Costa Maya. The highlight for sure was seeing this show with the flying man definitely worth seeing. The rest of the area is very commercial with a lot of stores bars restaurants some of them pretty interesting. It can be very busy at times when the crew ships come in so we took a trolley ride ($3 per person) two miles away to see the nearby city along the bay with some nice beaches which was was a nice change to get away from the very touristy area.

  • You can easily spend the day and never leave the port, eating, drinking,its all here!