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It saddens me to see the 1 & 2 star reviews on here. We did the Dune Buggy through the city excursion. We were able to see what Costa Maya really is. I felt it a privilege to be able to tour their city. Our guide was wonderful. He showed us the good & the not so good. He explained what we were going to see. Explaining was one thing but seeing was another. These people have nothing (in most cases). But they have great hearts & they were so excited to see us come by. The children would come out & wave & smile at us. I was more excited than they were. It was a humbling experience & one I’ll never forget. I saw the seaweed & I smelled the seaweed. I also was able to understand that they can’t control Mother Nature and her ocean. If you get the chance to visit Costa Maya take advantage of it. Explore & experience the hospitality the city & its residents have to offer. I hope you are able to see what we were. Plus they have great Mexican blown glass to purchase. Thank you for reading this review.


Do the History of Chocolate tour (only $3) at the Chocolate museum. . Visit the bird park ($10). . See the flying trapeze dancers (FREE). . Visit the Tequila factory with tasting ($10). . Swim with dolphins ($35) or watch them perform (FREE) near the port. . Take the $3 trolley to the beautiful Maha Huel beach & adjacent FREE small swimming pool & return by share a taxi ($2 each). . Enjoy the huge FREE swimming pool with free floats & bar near the port. . Only $20 for entry to the nearby Lost Mayan Kingdom water park with 9 water slides, 3 ziplines & NO QUEUES !

Visited: Apr 29, 2017

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Take shuttle into town for $3 and exit shuttle on the third and last stop. You will avoid 99% of all tourists and get to quit beach before everyone. Negotiate and get $35 one hour massage on beach. It is awesome!

Visited: May 28, 2017

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Cozumel was my favorite port UNTIL I saw Costa maya. Wow. Beautiful. My wife actually had tears watching the dolphins lol. She said it was a child hood dream and she didn't know they would be right there at the port

Visited: Nov 11, 2018

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$2 dollar cab to the beach and $20 dollar professional message how can you beat this, $10 dollar all day bicycle rentals, what more do you need, Plenty of seats on the sand if you buy from their restaurant, definitely a good day.

Visited: Mar 18, 2018

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If you a looking for a very relaxing safe beach day, you should go to YAYA Beach Club. It was a beautiful beach, the food, outdoor furniture, the view and alcohol were fantastic and all included for under $50. The staff also made it a very enjoyable experience, they made sure you had everything you needed to enjoy your relaxing day under the sun! I strongly consider looking into YAYA as you Costa Mayan excursion!😊


I wasn't sure what to expect because I read so many bad comments about this port. We thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it was absolutely beautiful!

Visited: Jul 09, 2018

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We always go the flea market on the beach, its four or five blocks long, free beach. Lots of good food and a 20.00 dollar massage for 1 hour, ( the price goes down as you go up the beach. You will not regret it.

Visited: Apr 29, 2017

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we took cheap taxi to Mahahual found a beach side table, hired a boat and diver guide and had nearly 2 hours of snorkeling for only $25 each!

Visited: May 22, 2017

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Not a Royal excursion but on the recommendation of a travel blogger. We took the tram ($3) to the last stop on the island called 40 Canons beach resort. Once there we paid the host $60 each for all inclusive. Included is beach chairs, paddle boards, kayaks, snorkel gear. Plus all drinks (alcoholic and non) plus one entree each. This was a wonderful relaxing day at a beach that was not crowded from all the people that came from the ship. On the beach there is also women that will do massage for $25. Great deal compared to the ship.