Costa Maya Chacchoben Mayan Ruins Excursion Reviews

Deep in the Mexican jungle, Chacchoben is among the most famous ruins in Cozumel. These ancient pyramids have been excavated and restored, and now stand as testament to the myths and rituals of the mysterious Mayan peoples.
Ruins were interesting.
Sail Date: August 2019
Ruins were interesting. Dennis, our guide was great. Blue lagoon food was good and water was nice
Ruins were interesting. Dennis, our guide was great. Blue lagoon food was good and water was nice Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Independent with Native Choice.
Sail Date: August 2019
Independent with Native Choice. Excellent guide, tons of water, fun van ride with Elliott - learned Mayan math!
Independent with Native Choice. Excellent guide, tons of water, fun van ride with Elliott - learned Mayan math! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We did the small group deluxe option and it is so worth the extra $$.
Sail Date: July 2019
We did the small group deluxe option and it is so worth the extra $$. Note: it is a long one hour drive to the ruins. But our guide was excellent and had sincere passion for the history.
We did the small group deluxe option and it is so worth the extra $$. Note: it is a long one hour drive to the ruins. But our guide was excellent and had sincere passion for the history. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Its about a 45 minute ride each way.
Sail Date: July 2019
Its about a 45 minute ride each way. Please bring something to entertain kids. Once we arrived the 8 year old and 1 year old had a blast :-). The tour guides were both funny and informative. I had no issue using my stroller here.
Its about a 45 minute ride each way. Please bring something to entertain kids. Once we arrived the 8 year old and 1 year old had a blast :-). The tour guides were both funny and informative. I had no issue using my stroller here. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great your.
Sail Date: July 2019
Great your. Nice local guide, very interesting. Pointed out all trees and foliage as well as about the temples
Great your. Nice local guide, very interesting. Pointed out all trees and foliage as well as about the temples Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Loved the Ruins just a long hot day.
Sail Date: July 2019
Loved the Ruins just a long hot day. Over an hour to get there.
Loved the Ruins just a long hot day. Over an hour to get there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Amazing!!
Sail Date: July 2019
Amazing!! Kitzia was our tour guide and she was so much fun! We learned so much on our drive to Chacchoben. We were in a nice, comfortable bus with lots of cold A/C and cold bottles of water. The tour of Chacchoben was very hot but we knew ... Read More
Amazing!! Kitzia was our tour guide and she was so much fun! We learned so much on our drive to Chacchoben. We were in a nice, comfortable bus with lots of cold A/C and cold bottles of water. The tour of Chacchoben was very hot but we knew it would be. We bought local pineapple from a vendor at Chacchoben and had them serve it the Mayan way - with chili and salt. Yum!! Afterwards, we went to the Blue Lagoon, which was like paradise. The water was still and blue and so fun to swim in. We had the most delicious lunch buffet with grilled chicken, steak, fish and chorizo, plus lots of veggies and tortillas. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Be prepared to sweat and walk your tail off.
Sail Date: July 2019
Be prepared to sweat and walk your tail off. And take an hour to get there, and an hour back in a bus. Worth it I guess to see 2,000+ year ruins.
Be prepared to sweat and walk your tail off. And take an hour to get there, and an hour back in a bus. Worth it I guess to see 2,000+ year ruins. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Ruins are a bit small, I prefer ruins at other ports
Sail Date: July 2019
Ruins are a bit small, I prefer ruins at other ports
Ruins are a bit small, I prefer ruins at other ports Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
This is the 4-hour tour (rather than the 6 hour one.) Interesting pyramids, lots of walking.
Sail Date: May 2019
This is the 4-hour tour (rather than the 6 hour one.) Interesting pyramids, lots of walking. It's hot in the jungle so wear comfy light clothes and shoes.
This is the 4-hour tour (rather than the 6 hour one.) Interesting pyramids, lots of walking. It's hot in the jungle so wear comfy light clothes and shoes. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We had a great tour guided, who was very knowledgeable about the Mayan history and culture.
Sail Date: May 2019
We had a great tour guided, who was very knowledgeable about the Mayan history and culture.
We had a great tour guided, who was very knowledgeable about the Mayan history and culture. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Diego, our guide, was knowledgeable, spoke English perfectly and allowed free time to explore ruins.
Sail Date: April 2019
Diego, our guide, was knowledgeable, spoke English perfectly and allowed free time to explore ruins. Loved tour.
Diego, our guide, was knowledgeable, spoke English perfectly and allowed free time to explore ruins. Loved tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Amazing!
Sail Date: April 2019
Amazing! Great tour guide (Freddy) and wonderful way to see the ruins and the area. Be sure to purchase food from the locals, you wont regret it.
Amazing! Great tour guide (Freddy) and wonderful way to see the ruins and the area. Be sure to purchase food from the locals, you wont regret it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
When my mother and her friend were able to go to the excursion that day and their experience was ...
Sail Date: April 2019
When my mother and her friend were able to go to the excursion that day and their experience was not the best because there was lack of guidance and they did not know where they had to take the bus to the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins. There was ... Read More
When my mother and her friend were able to go to the excursion that day and their experience was not the best because there was lack of guidance and they did not know where they had to take the bus to the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins. There was a lot of people and thy were going to different places so due to the lack of guidance it seem very confusing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Only 11 people in a van with a very knowledgeable guide.
Sail Date: April 2019
Only 11 people in a van with a very knowledgeable guide. We much prefer visiting sites in a small group.
Only 11 people in a van with a very knowledgeable guide. We much prefer visiting sites in a small group. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We did Chacchoben with the Bacalar Lagoon and lunch combo.
Sail Date: April 2019
We did Chacchoben with the Bacalar Lagoon and lunch combo. The fresh water lagoon and lunch buffet were perfect after touring the ruins and the jungle. Tour guides were informative and hospitable. Lovely excursion.
We did Chacchoben with the Bacalar Lagoon and lunch combo. The fresh water lagoon and lunch buffet were perfect after touring the ruins and the jungle. Tour guides were informative and hospitable. Lovely excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Enjoyed the Mayan ruins, but felt a little rushed.
Sail Date: April 2019
Enjoyed the Mayan ruins, but felt a little rushed. Visiting a Mayan home was wonderful and the food was delicious.
Enjoyed the Mayan ruins, but felt a little rushed. Visiting a Mayan home was wonderful and the food was delicious. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Fascinating day led by Diego Z and driven by Hugo.
Sail Date: April 2019
Fascinating day led by Diego Z and driven by Hugo. Love the rich history and current cultural context, made me really want to learn more and see more ruins. Didnt ever feel like they were trying to sell me something, yet we were inspired ... Read More
Fascinating day led by Diego Z and driven by Hugo. Love the rich history and current cultural context, made me really want to learn more and see more ruins. Didnt ever feel like they were trying to sell me something, yet we were inspired to buy the cool Mayan glyph works and calendar. Amazing experience. Try to go on a dry week, we had no mosquitos at all. The tour itself is shaded throughout by the jungle. You get a guided tour with a little time to explore and take pics at each stop, but not much time. It's more fun to contextualize what the guide says about each location than to try to coordinate a shot at each. Otherwise it's just stones with no story. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We boarded a modern air conditioned bus and were briefed by Alvaro Sosa about the Mayan culture and ...
Sail Date: April 2019
We boarded a modern air conditioned bus and were briefed by Alvaro Sosa about the Mayan culture and the ruins we were about to see. Very interesting. We climbed several of the Mayan pyramids.
We boarded a modern air conditioned bus and were briefed by Alvaro Sosa about the Mayan culture and the ruins we were about to see. Very interesting. We climbed several of the Mayan pyramids. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Mexico (Costa Maya) - we did one of the Mayan ruin tours, which was fascinating, and walked around ...
Sail Date: April 2019
Mexico (Costa Maya) - we did one of the Mayan ruin tours, which was fascinating, and walked around the port area which was much nicer than expected, with a beach and large pool.
Mexico (Costa Maya) - we did one of the Mayan ruin tours, which was fascinating, and walked around the port area which was much nicer than expected, with a beach and large pool. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
fantastic tour was given bu daniel jr.
Sail Date: March 2019
fantastic tour was given bu daniel jr. he made it so interesting it was probably one of the best tours we have been on...informative, immersive and fun
fantastic tour was given bu daniel jr. he made it so interesting it was probably one of the best tours we have been on...informative, immersive and fun Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Costa Maya Tours Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip Our guide Carolina was ...
Sail Date: March 2019
Costa Maya Tours Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip Our guide Carolina was amazing!!! BOOK WITH HER
Costa Maya Tours Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip Our guide Carolina was amazing!!! BOOK WITH HER Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very interesting.
Sail Date: March 2019
Very interesting. The guide provided great details about the ruins themselves and the Mayan people.
Very interesting. The guide provided great details about the ruins themselves and the Mayan people. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
My husband chose to hike the Ruins and he loved this excursion!
Sail Date: March 2019
My husband chose to hike the Ruins and he loved this excursion!
My husband chose to hike the Ruins and he loved this excursion! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The ruins were great.
Sail Date: March 2019
The ruins were great. The cost was high. The bus ride out and back wasn't bad but it took this excursion took the entirety of our stop in Costa Maya unfortunately. We an early boarding time (1:30) we really had no time to shop or ... Read More
The ruins were great. The cost was high. The bus ride out and back wasn't bad but it took this excursion took the entirety of our stop in Costa Maya unfortunately. We an early boarding time (1:30) we really had no time to shop or venture onto the nearby beach once we got back from the excursion. The ruins themselves were very cool. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line