Costa Maya Beach Excursion Reviews

Kick back and relax on the sandy beach in Costa Maya. Whether you book an organized beach break or venture out on your own, fun and sun await.
Ants near the chairs that were very painful.
Sail Date: August 2019
Ants near the chairs that were very painful. A lot of people selling, which would have been okay if they had asked us once and we said "no thank you"; but many of them came by multiple times. Not good for snorkeling. Don't ... Read More
Ants near the chairs that were very painful. A lot of people selling, which would have been okay if they had asked us once and we said "no thank you"; but many of them came by multiple times. Not good for snorkeling. Don't forget that kayaking is included in all inclusive, but it is hard to get them. Waiter was very good. Probably won't be back to this one. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This is the place to go in Costa Maya!
Sail Date: August 2019
This is the place to go in Costa Maya!
This is the place to go in Costa Maya! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Water horrible- full of smelly seaweed.
Sail Date: August 2019
Water horrible- full of smelly seaweed.
Water horrible- full of smelly seaweed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
very nice beach area blue kay hotel.
Sail Date: July 2019
very nice beach area blue kay hotel. you can buy a beach day pass. The costa maya port itself is beautiful and has swimming pools, chairs and entertainment like shopping, food and even has swimming with dolphins.
very nice beach area blue kay hotel. you can buy a beach day pass. The costa maya port itself is beautiful and has swimming pools, chairs and entertainment like shopping, food and even has swimming with dolphins. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Beach was not what I expected.
Sail Date: July 2019
Beach was not what I expected. I understand that they are having a lot of problems with the seaweed washing on shore but the water was not clear and blue it was green and not real clear. Bar was open and unlimited and the drinks were good.
Beach was not what I expected. I understand that they are having a lot of problems with the seaweed washing on shore but the water was not clear and blue it was green and not real clear. Bar was open and unlimited and the drinks were good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Not a very pretty beach.
Sail Date: July 2019
Not a very pretty beach.
Not a very pretty beach. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The beach was fantastic.
Sail Date: June 2019
The beach was fantastic. You have private, shaded chairs and they bring you beverages to your heart's (or liver's) content. We bought a snorkeling mask and did our own snorkeling and was amazing! We saw so many cool fish and ... Read More
The beach was fantastic. You have private, shaded chairs and they bring you beverages to your heart's (or liver's) content. We bought a snorkeling mask and did our own snorkeling and was amazing! We saw so many cool fish and stingrays. And we bought food and it was awesome. Of all the excursions on the trip, everyone liked this one the best. The shopping and town in general were very interesting. The wildlife was cool too. We saw lots of iguanas and one guy had a monkey and we took a picture with the monkey on my son's head! It was a highlight for him. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Went to Ibiza Restaurant on the beach.
Sail Date: June 2019
Went to Ibiza Restaurant on the beach. Great service and great food.
Went to Ibiza Restaurant on the beach. Great service and great food. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was the best excursion ever!
Sail Date: May 2019
This was the best excursion ever! Relaxing all day on a beautiful beach with an open bar for $40 a person!
This was the best excursion ever! Relaxing all day on a beautiful beach with an open bar for $40 a person! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Very nice beach.
Sail Date: May 2019
Very nice beach. All inclusive package. It was a great beach.
Very nice beach. All inclusive package. It was a great beach. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very welcoming all inclusive beach.
Sail Date: April 2019
Very welcoming all inclusive beach. Had private cabana, chairs, hammock. Not crowded. Staff was great - checking on us every few minutes. SUPER taco bar for lunch - all home made with cook attending buffet. Great food! We didn't ... Read More
Very welcoming all inclusive beach. Had private cabana, chairs, hammock. Not crowded. Staff was great - checking on us every few minutes. SUPER taco bar for lunch - all home made with cook attending buffet. Great food! We didn't swim - were just happy to relax on beach. Very seaweed, but that's mother nature and they had a whole crew cleaning things up. We did enjoy the pool. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The beach was public and we paid $130 for food and drinks included and they were not that great.
Sail Date: April 2019
The beach was public and we paid $130 for food and drinks included and they were not that great.
The beach was public and we paid $130 for food and drinks included and they were not that great. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was by far the best experience.
Sail Date: March 2019
This was by far the best experience. The beach was a little cluttered with seaweed but they were trying their best to clear it. Service was amazing and the bathrooms very clean!
This was by far the best experience. The beach was a little cluttered with seaweed but they were trying their best to clear it. Service was amazing and the bathrooms very clean! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We have been to the Mayan Chan many times and will always go back when we stop in Costa Maya.
Sail Date: March 2019
We have been to the Mayan Chan many times and will always go back when we stop in Costa Maya. We book it online before the cruise. Wonderful place and fantastic food.
We have been to the Mayan Chan many times and will always go back when we stop in Costa Maya. We book it online before the cruise. Wonderful place and fantastic food. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Since we had already been to Tulum and seen several Mayan ruins, we opted for the beach.
Sail Date: March 2019
Since we had already been to Tulum and seen several Mayan ruins, we opted for the beach. We took a taxi to Mahahual Beach and went to Tropicante American-Tex Mex Grill owned by Captain Steve. I emailed Captain Steve and he had 2 chairs, ... Read More
Since we had already been to Tulum and seen several Mayan ruins, we opted for the beach. We took a taxi to Mahahual Beach and went to Tropicante American-Tex Mex Grill owned by Captain Steve. I emailed Captain Steve and he had 2 chairs, a table and umbrella waiting for us when we arrived. He even gave us detailed instructions on how to escape the port and all its shops. It was like a maze to get out to the taxi stand. There is no charge for the equipment but they ask that you have a drink or eat something. We had drinks and an appetizer. Most places charge you $40-50 just to rent chairs and then you have to pay for whatever you want to drink or eat. There was no pressure to purchase any more than we did and we had use of the restrooms there. Between taxi rides and food and drinks, we saved $$ but still enjoyed ourselves. Again check Trip Advisor or Cruise Critic for reviews. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Nice but a little busy...had booked a snorkel trip but "winds" made the snorkeling impracticable.
Sail Date: March 2019
Nice but a little busy...had booked a snorkel trip but "winds" made the snorkeling impracticable. went to beach instead. Crowded, service so-so, vendors hawking wears constantly, water clear but bottom had a lot of grass and
Nice but a little busy...had booked a snorkel trip but "winds" made the snorkeling impracticable. went to beach instead. Crowded, service so-so, vendors hawking wears constantly, water clear but bottom had a lot of grass and rocks. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Bus from port to La Bamba beach break.
Sail Date: March 2019
Bus from port to La Bamba beach break. Given bracelets that got us free drinks while we were there and a taxi ride back to the port. Beach and chairs were comfortable. Drinks were plentiful, food was good. Beach and water were nice. Some ... Read More
Bus from port to La Bamba beach break. Given bracelets that got us free drinks while we were there and a taxi ride back to the port. Beach and chairs were comfortable. Drinks were plentiful, food was good. Beach and water were nice. Some sea weed but not a big issue, you just swim around it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The beach area was clean and well tended.
Sail Date: March 2019
The beach area was clean and well tended. Plenty of covered lounge chairs. The water was brown as they had a bad storm a few days earlier and it turned up the water. Other areas on our drive didn't have this problem. Drinks were ... Read More
The beach area was clean and well tended. Plenty of covered lounge chairs. The water was brown as they had a bad storm a few days earlier and it turned up the water. Other areas on our drive didn't have this problem. Drinks were included. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Reserved a private beachside only 15 minutes from the port.
Sail Date: March 2019
Reserved a private beachside only 15 minutes from the port. The restaurant made fresh tacos, had beer and drinks for us and provided lounges and umbrellas right on the waterfront. Was peaceful and relaxing time for our group of 20.
Reserved a private beachside only 15 minutes from the port. The restaurant made fresh tacos, had beer and drinks for us and provided lounges and umbrellas right on the waterfront. Was peaceful and relaxing time for our group of 20. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
took the tram to the beach and stayed at the Krazy Lobster, great staff, beach is busy, minimal sea ...
Sail Date: March 2019
took the tram to the beach and stayed at the Krazy Lobster, great staff, beach is busy, minimal sea grass
took the tram to the beach and stayed at the Krazy Lobster, great staff, beach is busy, minimal sea grass Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We went on the Bacalan Fort and 7 Colors Lagoon Tour.
Sail Date: March 2019
We went on the Bacalan Fort and 7 Colors Lagoon Tour. This was a hour by bus to/from but the Lagoon was OUTSTANDING. Clear, Clean, Fresh water lagoon. Worth the trip. Carlos, the Guide was fun. The lunch was also good.
We went on the Bacalan Fort and 7 Colors Lagoon Tour. This was a hour by bus to/from but the Lagoon was OUTSTANDING. Clear, Clean, Fresh water lagoon. Worth the trip. Carlos, the Guide was fun. The lunch was also good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
First the very good .
Sail Date: March 2019
First the very good . For $50 you get unlimited food and drink both of which were excellent served by a caring attentive staff . Basic beach food done well plus excellent ceviche . It was a short taxi ride from the cruise port . The less ... Read More
First the very good . For $50 you get unlimited food and drink both of which were excellent served by a caring attentive staff . Basic beach food done well plus excellent ceviche . It was a short taxi ride from the cruise port . The less good was that we were expecting an all inclusive beach club . Mahahual is a crowded little strip filled with all you can stand vendors , beach massages and tacky bars . Jaime's is right in the middle of this . Their change rooms were their dirty washrooms . Finally their menu was limited . I had to push to get fresh fruit and no desserts were offered . How tough is it to have , flan or ice cream or cookies ? Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
High winds, heavy sea grass, but the owners and staff still made it a great day.
Sail Date: February 2019
High winds, heavy sea grass, but the owners and staff still made it a great day. Hope to go again.
High winds, heavy sea grass, but the owners and staff still made it a great day. Hope to go again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
While the area was experiencing "a seagrass blizzard" our day was still absolutely amazing.
Sail Date: February 2019
While the area was experiencing "a seagrass blizzard" our day was still absolutely amazing. We had the choice to have our money refunded but we are glad we decided to go. The owners did credit us back some money due to the ... Read More
While the area was experiencing "a seagrass blizzard" our day was still absolutely amazing. We had the choice to have our money refunded but we are glad we decided to go. The owners did credit us back some money due to the seagrass. It was not required but was appreciated! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
It was a very inexpensive taxi ride to Jaime's Blue Reef, which we booked prior to the trip.
Sail Date: February 2019
It was a very inexpensive taxi ride to Jaime's Blue Reef, which we booked prior to the trip. Drinks and excellent food were included, as well as water toys like kayaks and snorkel gear. Free Wi-Fi as well. This is not a traditional ... Read More
It was a very inexpensive taxi ride to Jaime's Blue Reef, which we booked prior to the trip. Drinks and excellent food were included, as well as water toys like kayaks and snorkel gear. Free Wi-Fi as well. This is not a traditional beach, with breaking waves, but a quiet refuge along a spot where the water is waist-deep in most spots. We waded in and saw a few stingrays and little fish just a few feet from the shore. There are tables and chairs and a lounger assigned to each guest. Jaime himself comes out to greet everyone and he is super friendly and proud of his resort. The service was excellent and everyone loved the food. The ceviche was about the best we have ever had, and the freshly made tacos/burritos, quesadillas, chips & guac/pico were all amazing. They had fresh fish brought on a platter for another guest who requested it. When it rained, we easily moved into their restaurant and continued enjoying ourselves until the sun came back out and we were right back on the sand. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International