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Costa Maya, Mexico

Costa Maya, once a trading post for the Mayan Empire, is located in the Mexican Caribbean and is best known for its jungles, beaches, lagoons and Mayan ruins. Recent development and modern port facilities are making Costa Maya the perfect port of call. With so many activities, it will be hard to decide what to do first.

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Costa Maya, Mexico

Port of Call

The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

Experience the ancient Mayan City of Chacchoben. Largely unexplored until 1999, this Mayan site dates back to 360 A.D., when it played an important role in the distribution of such precious items as wood, jade and exotic birds.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Explore the Mayan Pavilion Park, which has everything: Mayan handicraft centres, swim-up pool bars, great traditional restaurants, saltwater pools, a 650-seat amphitheatre, Mayan art and architecture, amazing water sports and great shopping. For more adventures, explore the many surrounding Mayan cities like Chacchoben, Kohunlich and Dzibanche.
  • Take a break, relax and soak up the famous Mayan sun at Uvero Beach, complete with beach chairs, bar, restaurant, paddle boats, snorkelling and so much more.
  • Take an exciting ride on a ATV or Mini Rhino through the jungle. Then relax on the beach with a cold drink while you enjoy the ocean breeze.

Sporting Adventures

Go snorkelling off the coast of Mexico and see parrot, butterfly and angelfish, and even an occasional glimpse of an eagle ray.

Shopping for Bargains

Costa Maya offers jewellery shops, beachwear and Mexican specialities such as silver and handicrafts. Great buys are also available on quality designer watches by Maurice Lacroix and Movado. In addition, the port area offers a plaza with shopping, a great saltwater swimming pool and entertainment. Our recommended shops offer this port's best selection.

Local Currency

Mexico's currency is the peso (MXN). The $ sign is used to refer to pesos, so don't be shocked at the price tags. Any prices in US dollars are listed as US$ or USD. Many hotels, restaurants and shops also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate.

Weather in Costa Maya, Mexico


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 83° 28.33°
Average Low 67° 19.44°
Mean Temperature N/A N/A
Record High N/A N/A
Record Low N/A N/A
Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 1.74 in 4.42 cm

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