What Are Some Things to Do in Costa Maya?

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Scuba diving, snorkeling, shopping, kayaking and jet skiing are some things to do in Costa Maya. Costa Maya is a cruise port on the Caribbean coastline of Mexico. Visitors have numerous options in and around Costa Maya including visiting Chacchoben’s Mayan ruins and Bacalar’s Spanish fortress.

The main port itself has numerous attractions including bars, restaurants, a beach club, shops of local goods and artisans, and a swim-up bar. Part of the Meso-American Barrier Reef, Costa Maya is an ideal location for snorkeling and diving. Uvero Beach, a 1,300-foot white sand beach, is 45 minutes from the port.

Chacchoben, which is an hour from the port, remained unexplored till 1999. The Mayan ruins are a must-see for anyone visiting Costa Maya.

Mahahual, an eccentric and quirky fishing village, is a five-minute cab drive from the port. The clean beach along with shallow and calm water makes it a perfect setting for a family outing. Beach clubs are in abundance at Mahahual. Visitors can indulge in various activities including kayaking, jet skiing, flyboarding and beach massages.

Xcalet, an hour’s drive from the port, is an ideal place for diving and snorkeling. Visitors can swim among the various shipwrecks in the area.

Bacalar, which houses a Spanish fortress, is 90 minutes from the port. It is also famous for the “Lake of Seven Colors," so named because the color of water in the lake changes to different variants of blue depending on the position of the sun.