Costa Maya is a small cruise port in Mexico. It’s a beautiful cruise port in the Caribbean Sea. Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess, and MSC all sail to the Costa Maya cruise port. It’s also the best Mayan ruins cruise port because it’s closer to the lesser-known Mayan ruins in the Yucatan. You can’t forget about the most beautiful beaches with blue skies.
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There are plenty of Costa Maya excursions that you can do that are fun. If you’re into exploring, experiencing the mysterious Mayan ruins of Chacchoben and Kohunlich is an option. If you’re into fun, then there’s a beach club and adventure park Maya Lost Mayan Kingdom is for you! We discuss in more detail in our “Costa Maya cruise port things to do” blog post. Have a look!
Are you a shopper or just want to relax and wondering what to do in Costa Maya? The Costa Maya port has a lovely modern shopping mall for visitors to shop. The center has a central plaza with saltwater pools and ‘swim-up’ style bars. There are several jewelry stores and many small shops selling ubiquitous souvenir items. A great area for passengers of the incoming cruise ships.
One cool thing to see at the Costa Maya cruise port is the Dance of the Flyers Ceremony. If you are an aerial dance fan, this is the Mexican Pre-Hispanic tradition you must see. Probably one of the first aerial dancers in history were the Papantla flying men. It’s definitely one of the fun things to do in Costa Maya.
This Mexican tradition has been around for the last 500 years and it is now protected as Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. As part of the cultural offer at Costa Maya in Mahahual, you will be able to see these fearless dancers performing a ritual flight right in the middle of the Mayan village.
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