Chacchoben Mayan Ruins, Costa Maya, Mexico
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Cruise to Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico

Past meets present in Costa Maya. Cruise to Costa Maya and find ancient Maya ruins and mysterious jungles just begging to be explored, as well as private beach clubs and trendy restaurants – all in one place. It’s 250 square miles of paradise packed with entertainment and history, all just 30 miles south of Cancun. The Great Maya Reef just off the coast is the second largest in the world – it’s a must-snorkel spot. Or you can kick back at the port village of Mahahual with an ice-cold michelada – a spicy beer cocktail – in hand. For a culture fix, head to the Kohunlick ruins to see the famous Temple of the Masks.
National Language Spanish
Currency Accepted Mexican Peso (MXN), US Dollar (USD)

Things To Do in Puerto Costa Maya

Cenote Azul Scuba Diver, Costa Maya, Mexico

Cenote Scouting

Cenote Azul Scuba Diver, Costa Maya, Mexico

Cenote Azul Scuba Diver, Costa Maya, Mexico

Cenote Scouting

Take a dip in the sparkling blue waters of Cenote Azul, an open freshwater cenote known for prime snorkelling and swimming.

Man atop the steps of Chacchoben Mayan Ruins in Costa Maya, Mexico

Rockin' Ruins

Man atop the steps of Chacchoben Mayan Ruins in Costa Maya, Mexico

Man atop the steps of Chacchoben Mayan Ruins in Costa Maya, Mexico

Rockin' Ruins

Venture into the jungle for a taste of ancient Maya history at the Kohunlich and Chacchoben ruins – each well over a thousand years old.

Chinchorro Shipwreck Marine Life, Costa Maya, Mexico
Chinchorro Shipwreck Marine Life, Costa Maya, Mexico

Coral Conquest

Grab some snorkelling gear and explore the colourful underwater world of Banco Chinchorro, the largest coral atoll in the northern hemisphere.

Cochinita Pibil Tortilla Dish, Costa Maya, Mexico
Cochinita Pibil Tortilla Dish, Costa Maya, Mexico

Local Cuisine

For casual fare, stick to Mahahual. For upmarket options, like fresh seafood and Maya-inspired dishes, opt for Costa Maya’s resorts and boutique hotels. Definitely try cochinita pibil, a traditional dish of slow-roasted pork and Agua de Jamaica – a sweetened hibiscus flower iced tea that’s a Mexican favourite.

Shop Ceramic Artifacts, Costa Maya, Mexico
Shop Ceramic Artifacts, Costa Maya, Mexico

Shopping

Within the port village, you’ll find shops and stalls selling everything from silver, leather and fragrances, to pottery, spirits and crafts.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Don’t be afraid to drink the water in Costa Maya – it’s completely purified.
2 If you’re planning on taking a snorkelling excursion, make sure to bring organic sunscreen – it’s a federal regulation.

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