What to Do When In Costa Maya
Many cruise ships stopover Costa Maya during their cruise. There are many stunning beaches that passengers can enjoy here. In the western Caribbean, this is one of the most diverse ports to cruise to. 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 things you can do at this cruise destination.
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. There are many places to go to at the port itself if you don’t want to go too far from your cruise ship. 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. This is a beautiful quaint fishing village with beautiful beaches and restaurants to eat at. Here you don’t pay to use the beach. Their beaches are of white sand and the water is shallow, warm and clear. What keeps the water relatively calm and safe to splash around even for kids is the reef systems that is out in the water. Volleyball, light snorkeling or simply splashing around are the activities that you can enjoy at the beach.
In Costa Maya, you can also explore the Mayan Ruins in Chacchoben. Here you can explore three sites including Chacchoben, Kohunlich, and Dzibanche. 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.
The Spanish Fortress at Bacalar is another historical sight that you can tour. This is an hour and a half from the port which offers another historical journey of the ancient inhabitants of the region. The Spaniards used this fortress to protect them from the attacks of pirates and locals. If you tour the museum, and the fort you will have a beautiful view of the BAcalara lagoon from its rooftop.
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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