The sleepy fishing village of Mahahual is your gateway to Costa Maya. Here in the dense tropical forest and mangrove thickets of the southern Yucatan flourished the great Mayan civilization. During the Classic Period (200 - 1000 B.C.), the Maya erected elaborate stone cities of stepped pyramids, plazas, and palaces. Keen astronomers, they also developed a sophisticated mathematics, a highly accurate calendar, and a complex system of writing. Then, this fascinating culture literally disappeared as the Maya deserted their city complexes for the jungle interior. Today, visitors to Costa Maya can explore the ruins of the once great cities of Kohunlich, Dzibanché, and Chacchoben.
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Kohunlich Mayan Ruins
The Temple of the Large Masks and the Plaza of the Acropolis bring 5th-century Maya to life in this multi-level city. Surrounded by lush jungle with giant cahoon palms, timeless wonder is all around.
Chacchoben Mayan Ruins
Mayan for the "place of red corn," these astounding ruins south of Tulum date from the 4th century. Explore the circular paths, the three imposing pyramids, and ponder the mysterious hieroglyphics.
Dzibanche Mayan Ruins
Explore Costa Maya's best kept secret from the Temple of the Owls and the Temple of the Captives to the landscaped grounds ringed by jungle. Along the way, seek clues into ancient Mayan society.
Mayan Cultural Experience
See Costa Maya through the eyes of the Maya on a cultural immersion tour. Listen to the modern Maya language, learn about time-honored traditions, join in on a home-cooked meal and meet a local family.
Uvero Beach Club
A visit to one of Costa Maya's most luxurious resorts lets you sunbathe on a sun lounger, relax in a hammock, take a swim in the ocean, play beach volleyball and enjoy the restaurants and bars.
Snorkeling & Diving
The area is paradise for divers and snorkelers. Sea turtles glide through pristine waters, dolphins skim the waves, and vibrant coral and reef fishes thrive.
Costa Maya offers something for everyone from an ocean of watersports, such as kayaking, to exploration of the region's ancient Mayan culture.
This area of the Yucatan is known for its pristine beaches. The town of Mahahual is situated along a lovely stretch of white sand and turquoise waters.
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Beach Escape with Open Bar
4.75 hours | Costa Maya (Mahahual) | MH1-285
Party Costa Maya style at the Beach Escape Beach Club, a seaside oasis with beach chairs, a pool and an open bar serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments. So kick those shoes off, work on your tan, make a splash or stretch out under a palm tree with a cool, exotic drink.
Explore the dazzling underwater world of Costa Maya without getting wet! A glass-bottom boat takes you to the area's spectacular coral reef, the second largest in the world, where the waters teem with tropical fish and wonderful marine life. After viewing it from above, you can choose to jump in with a certified guide for up-close views.
Step aboard a 50-foot catamaran equipped for sailing, snorkeling and marveling at Costa Maya's scenery. Enjoy the music and the onboard bar and immerse yourself in the teeming marine life of some of the world's most pristine offshore reefs.
Sightsee in style when you hop onto a Segway® and roll down a coastal route to shopping and a beach club. Take in the picturesque views of this charming town as you zip along a paved path to your beach club destination for some swimming and fun in the sun.
Explore Costa Maya via bike and clear-bottom kayak on this excursion. It's the perfect way to sightsee from the seat of a comfy bicycle and from a sleek, 2-person watercraft. Feast your eyes on palm-lined beaches and multi-colored reefs teeming with tropical fishes. And it's great exercise, too.
Paddle your own 2-person kayak along the sun-drenched tropical coastline of Costa Maya on this active tour. For equally stunning underwater vistas, just look down through your kayak and colorful coral formations and tropical fish will appear from out of the depths of the calm and crystal-clear sea.
Slide, splash and zip your way through exciting Mayá Lost Mayan Kingdom adventure park, where nine thrilling waterslides, two zip-line courses, a lazy river expedition and the amazing Kukulcan Zip Coaster are just some of the fun attractions. Souvenirs and photo services are a great way to take home your memories.
Local Connections: Select Retreat and Mayan Wellness with Expert Xaman
3 hours | Costa Maya (Mahahual) | MH1-290
Mayan Cultural Experience
Prepare to unwind during a relaxing and rejuvenating Mayan spiritual cleanse. After this mystical experience, you'll have time to enjoy the port facilities, shop for souvenirs, stretch out on lounge chairs (upon availability) and take a refreshing dip in the pool while sipping a cool, tropical drink.
You're in the driver's seat on your personal ATV (all-terrain vehicle). Ride along jungle trails and follow the leader on a scenic off-road expedition down the coastline of spectacular Costa Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula and through the emerald-green vegetation. Your destination is a secluded beach where you'll have ample time to relax.
Hidden in the jungles of Quintana Roo, Mexico, the Chacchoben Mayan ruins offer you the unique opportunity to ponder the secrets of ancient Mayan civilization first hand. Join this moderately-active tour and explore Mayan magic and mystery in a world so different than your own.
This moderately active Mayan Cultural experience tour provides a fascinating glimpse of an ancient way of life. Explore a contemporary Mayan village, tour the treasured ruins, visit with a family in their home, and sample traditional dishes including buried earth-cooked chicken pibil, handmade tortillas and exotic fruits and vegetables.
Archaeology fans will have a field day on this active excursion to Kohunlich. This remote and serene Mayan ruin boasts an aura of mysticism that emanates not only from the fifth century structures and ten-foot-high stucco masks, but from the tropical wildlife, exotic birds and lush surrounding jungle.
Experience two exciting archaeological sites few have ever visited: Dzibanche with its pyramids and landscaped grounds and the multi-leveled Mayan city of Kohunlich surrounded by magnificent cahoon palms! This active Yucatan Peninsula tour with a light snack is an adventure fit for history buffs and nature lovers alike.
Discover the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins, an ancient place of Mayan pilgrimage hidden within an isolated jungle. Explore this mythical area and climb the excavated and restored pyramids. Then, relax in the sun drenched surroundings of the private beach resort, where you'll swim in the bluest of waters and refresh at the open bar.
Certified scuba divers, this is the active half-day tour for you! Join your professional captain and crew for a relaxing two-tank reef dive off the shores of Costa Maya: home to some of the world's most pristine diving and time in the fishing village of Mahahual makes the day complete.
Gear up for a full day of off-road adventure on this thrilling 4 X 4 Jeep Safari! Watch for toucan, spider monkey, and iguana on your way to a Mexican buffet served on the beach. Afterwards, re-board your Jeep for the return drive through the quiet fishing village of Mahahual.
Get behind the wheel of a dune buggy and caravan down the coast! On this ideal tour for adventure seekers, you'll venture along the turquoise Caribbean Sea and stop at a fishing village along the way. And your expedition is topped off by a festive party at a private beach.