Adventures in Costa Maya


Costa Maya is along the Caribbean coast on Mexico’s eastern Yucatan Peninsula and is home to beaches, Mayan ruins and coral reefs.

For Adventure Seekers

Chacchoben Extreme Tour – The Chacchoben Extreme Tour will take you from the green of the jungle to an exciting adventure in the crystal-clear waters of the Seven Color Lagoon.

Departing Costa Maya, you will drive approximately 50 minutes to reach your first stop, the ruins of Chacchoben. The first human settlements in the area of Chacchoben have been dated as early as 1000 B.C. Evidence collected during excavations shows that most of the structures restored were built around the years 300-360 A.D. and were modified up to five times during their history.

Today, Chacchoben still keeps most of its secrets covered with vegetation, offering visitors a unique opportunity to experience its magic and feel the energy of an ancient city. The ceremonial center of the site covers an area of nearly six square kilometers in an area known as the “Region of the Lakes,” due to the number of lagoons.

Your expert guide will bring Chacchoben to life as they describe the history of the city and share insights on its past and present.

After your trip to Chacchoben, travel to spectacular Seven Color Lagoon (Lake Bacalar). The lake is approximately 50 miles long and is ideal for kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, sailing, and swimming. Kayak and canoe rental is included on your Costa Maya tour, so grab a paddle and head out! A variety of birds can be seen at Laguna Azul, including toucans. During your stop, a short jungle walk through the trails near Laguna Azul will also be offered. Guests can choose to do all activities or just relax and enjoy the view from under the shade of a cabana. A light lunch is served.

Two Tank Local Scuba Diving Trip – This enchanting two-tank scuba dive Costa Maya excursion takes place in one of the largest and most beautiful areas of the Northern Hemisphere. During your half day excursion in the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, you will get to see a variety of marine life including, but not limited to, sea turtles, eels, lobsters, stingrays, and nurse sharks. Enjoy coasting alongside these underwater inhabitants as they playfully swim around the magnificent coral gardens.

The Mesoamerican Reef spans 1,000 kilometers in the clear waters of the Caribbean. This vast body of water stretches from Honduras to Mexico. Reefs as old as 4 million years fill this massive area. Jaw-dropping backdrops are home to over 350 species of mollusks and 500 species of colorful fish. Costa Maya is one of the best-preserved areas in the Mesoamerican Reef, and as a result, it remains the healthiest and most vibrant reef you will find. Any given day of diving you are likely to share the reef area with turtles, moray eels, nurse sharks, rays, lobsters, barracudas, and groupers. Countless colorful fish such as angelfish, butterfly, parrot, wrasse, hogfish, damsel, surgeon, and blue tangs will excitedly swim in large schools, bouncing around their natural playground. Their Caribbean richness lights up the waters leaving you blissfully captivated.

Most sites do not present technical difficulties for the less experienced divers, and they are great to start the adventure of diving.

Mayan Family and Seven Color Lagoon – Prepare to delight your taste buds while you savor fresh ingredients, spices, and local flavors of authentic Mayan cuisine during this exciting adventure. Your tour includes a stop at Chacchoben village, where you will enjoy a hands-on lesson in making tortillas and a delicious authentic lunch. Meet a Mayan family and listen to their secrets regarding local cuisine. Your tour also takes you to the Seven Color Lagoon, where you can take a dip in its sparkling waters or choose to relax on the shore. With so many options, this is the perfect excursion for foodies and adventurers alike.

Begin your combo culinary and culture tour with a stop at a Chacchoben village, where you can delight your palate with the delicious flavors of an authentic lunch made in this village amidst ancient Mayan ruins. Dive into learning culinary secrets of the local culture and participate in a tortilla demonstration. You’ll taste the local flavors, make your own tortilla, and spend time with a Mayan family. Indulge in a non-spicy, mild, or spicy meal made with exotic Yucatan spices as you learn the secrets of preparing traditional Mayan cuisine.

Your trip continues to the serene Seven Color Lagoon, where you can enjoy a few hours of kayaking, swimming, and relaxing while soaking up the sun. The lagoon sits atop a collection of reef-like formations called stromatolites and white limestone soil, which both contribute to its alluring spectrum of seven blue shades. This makes it the perfect place to take plenty of photos. As the second-largest body of fresh water in Mexico, you’ll also have plenty of space to take a dip and swim in its sparkling blue waters.

Salivate over delicious local flavors and enjoy time relaxing or exploring when you book this Costa Maya excursion to the Seven Color Lagoon and Chacchoben village. Don’t let this experience pass you by, book today to start your adventure.

For Families

Caribbean Snorkeling and Boat Tour – Experience the breathtaking Mexican Caribbean during your two-hour Caribbean snorkeling excursion in Costa Maya.

While gliding atop the waters, you will enjoy spectacular marine life and the vibrant coral reef before returning to shore for a relaxing stroll along the beach.

This Carribean snorkeling tour is conducted inside the reef lagoon, the portion of the sea between the reef crest and the beach. There are sections of sea grass and sand in which several coral heads are scattered around, generally, teeming with coral fish. Your Costa Maya snorkeling excursion will last approximately one hour in the shallow water of the reef lagoon. Since coral reefs are the most diverse and beautiful of all marine habitats, you will be introduced to some of the most spectacular underwater sights in Costa Maya.

After snorkeling, your boat will wait on a buoy before heading back to the dive shop, so you get to stroll along the warm sand of Mahahual Beach.

Today, thanks to the government making a point to protect the reef, and the small amount of tourism when compared to other destinations like Cancun, snorkeling in Costa Maya is ideal. For fun in the sun and a truly Caribbean experience, book now!

Costa Maya Beach Day – Make the most of your day in port and enjoy a relaxing day at the beach with this Costa Maya Excursion, it will make all the difference of your visit to the Caribbean.

Be taken on a short ride after meeting your Costa Maya tour operator at their office location, to a beautiful, white sandy beach. From the moment you arrive you will feel your cares disappear as you listen to the gentle sound of the waves crashing at the shore.

Stake your spot for sunbathing or if you would rather relax under the shade of palm trees, the choice is yours. Lounge chairs and umbrellas are included as well as the restaurant bar which offers all the facilities for your comfort; bar service on the beach so you can enjoy all-you-can-drink open bar, restaurant service on the beach to enjoy the unlimited Mexican snacks and a delicious local dish. Relaxing music fills the air and there is a variety of water sports you can choose from (at your own expense). Some of the water activities you can enjoy are boat rides, fishing, kayaks, paddle boards and of course snorkel tours. You can even elect for a relaxing massage on the beach!

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