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Costa Maya Activities

Come and enjoy a Costa Maya excursion with Chunky Monkey! Our four hour Mayan Ruins Experience Costa Maya excursion, which will leave you amazed! Your guide, Fernando, grew up in a Mayan family playing around the Mayan ruins so that you can be assured of an authentic experience!

Costa Maya, Mexico Excursions

Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico, is part of the village of Mahahual and is located south of Cancun on the east coast of Mexico in the southern state of Quintana Roo on the Yucatan Peninsula. It’s likely your entry to this beautiful area will be via the Mahahual Airport (MHL), Chetumal Airport (CTM), or by a cruise ship that docks at the Costa Maya Port.

The port has many cruise lines that travel here every day, making this one of the most popular cruise ship destinations in Mexico. Here, you can find many different Costa Maya excursions where you can experience land activities or water sports!

Chunky Monkey offers many wonderful Costa Maya excursions for you and the whole family! Our beach club is in the port area, so as soon as you get off your Costa Maya cruise line, you can come to visit us! You can buy a beach break day pass and enjoy an open bar, lunch, and Costa Maya cruise excursions there. Spending just one day in Costa Maya makes you want to return to a cruise ship every year.

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Mahahual beach

The village of Mahahual, Mexico

Mahahual is a small fishing village that serves as the gateway to some of the best Costa Maya excursions, including the Chacchoben Mayan ruins, which we’re excited to introduce you to. Near Mahahual is the Seven Color Lagoon. The Seven Color Lagoon is widely known for the beautiful different shades of blue in the water. There you can go on a boat ride to see the beautiful Seven Color Lagoon and have lunch afterward.

Mahahual is a tourist mecca with beaches of white sand and local artisans and crafts. The Mesoamerican Reef, 2nd only in size to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, is just yards from the shore and offers spectacular snorkeling and scuba diving. Contact us for more information about our unique “Swim with the Sea Turtles” Costa Maya excursions, where you can experience not only the beautiful Mesoamerican Reef but get up close and personal with the marine life!

Explore Mahahual

Surrounding the village is the jungle and mangrove swamps which are home to a large range of flora, fauna, and exotic animals! With so much exploring to do, just minutes from your accommodation is made even more accessible with our affordable electric bike rentals and shore tours. These bikes make enjoying sightseeing effortless, and you can fit in much more than by walking.

Be amazed during Costa Maya excursions at the Mayan ruins

While only a portion of this magnificent tribute to the ancient Mayans is currently open to the public, there is more than enough to amaze visitors to the site. The Chacchoben ruins are one of our most popular Costa Maya excursions. Through our guided tour, you will learn about the ancient Mayan ruins, the Mayan people, and how they worshiped the sun god. This activity is one of the favorites among our customers because of the rich history and culture of the Chacchoben ruins.

The settlement of the Chacchoben Mayan ruins dates back to 1000 BC and, by about 360 AD, had become the largest community and the most prestigious ceremonial center in the region. Today, the majesty of Temple One, soaring high above the surrounding forest canopy, attests to the glory of the Chacchoben Mayan ruins’ sophistication. Many people travel from all around to experience the Costa Maya excursions of the ruins. While they do charge entrance fees, it is well worth it to see this site!

Costa Maya Ruins

Excursions in Mesoamerican barrier reef

If you visit Costa Maya, you’ll be in the presence of the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere, right here in the Caribbean sea! Just off of the beautiful beach is the bright blue waters that are perfect if you want to scuba dive or snorkel! If you decide to go scuba diving or snorkeling Costa Maya excursion with us, you will have the opportunity to see the amazing sea life and tropical fish at our sites. If you’re lucky, you might even see some sea turtles! Chunky Monkey will provide you with lunch, drinks, and transportation on this trip!

If you’re someone who loves the sea, you won’t want to miss the Bacalar Lagoon, also known as the Seven Colors Lagoon, right off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. We offer a Costa Maya excursion of the Bacalar Lagoon by boat, where you can learn about the lagoon, see where pirates used to roam, and see the seven colors for yourself! This adventure is truly one of the hidden gems of Costa Maya excursions! After, you can visit our Costa Maya exclusive beach club for a beach break!

FAQ

Here’s a few popular questions and answers related to our experiences.

When you go on excursions with Chunky Monkey, there are a few things to be expected, no matter the tour. For the majority of the shore excursions, we offer transportation from the Costa Maya port to your excursion site so you can immediately start to explore the rich culture of this beautiful place. We also include food and drinks on our excursions because we truly want you to have a fun time. One thing that you can expect on all of our excursions is to have a good time! We pride ourselves on offering a private, fun, authentic experience for each and every one of our customers.

The Chunky Monkey Beach Club and Restaurant is within a 15 minute drive from the Costa Maya cruise port. That means as soon as your cruise ship docks; you can take a taxi or take a short walk to our Beach Club! On the way, you can enjoy the crystal blue Caribbean Sea and walk on the beaches.

If you have bought one of our shore excursions, we provide transportation from the Costa Maya cruise port to the destination of your excursion and then to our private beach club after. Once you get to the Chunky Monkey Beach Club, you can enjoy a delicious lunch made of local food with amazing drinks from our bar. You can purchase our beach club day pass, where you can do some water sports over a duration of 5 hours by going on a snorkeling excursion or getting a massage, eating a yummy lunch, getting some fun drinks, and relaxing on the beaches of Costa Maya!

Here at Chunky Monkey, we genuinely care about our customers and want them to have a spectacular time. That’s why we offer a full refund for anyone who chooses to cancel their trip more than 24 hours before it’s scheduled to happen since we will need time to process it. You can cancel by calling, and we will be glad to help you. If you cancel after those 24 hours, we will not be providing a full refund.

We also offer a no port, no pay policy, so if your cruise ship doesn’t arrive at the Costa Maya cruise port in time, you will receive a free refund, or we can reschedule your tours for another day. The same goes for excursions that rely on good weather. If there happens to be a lot of rain or thunderstorms, we will issue a full refund or schedule the excursions for another time that suits you. At Chunky Monkey, we want you to have a good time, no matter what.

We can’t wait for you to join us in this paradise we call home, Costa Maya!

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What Our Clients Say

Przemek

Absolutely a fantastic place. Beautiful beach bar with amazing and very fresh food. Good music and only good vibes. Nice service and stunning view. Just a short walk from the city and you are in paradise. Just go there!!

Beth Webster

Fernando and his family are amazing!!! The food, service and view can NOT be beat! His beach area is well kept and he provides loungers, chairs and tables. Plenty of sun or shade and the drinks are THE BOMB! Highly recommend especially if you love authentic fresh Mexican food.

Jeffrey Gonzales

Fernando and Fernandito were absolutely awesome! They are the last stop before you go into the rough road. Well worth the trip with amazing food and views. 100% worth the trip and we will be back next time we come.