Costa Maya, Mexico
Bienvenida a Costa Maya!!
Costa Maya is a small tourist region in the municipality of Othón P. Blanco in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico, the only state bounded by the Caribbean Sea to its east.
This municipality is close to Chetumal (capital of the state) on the border with Belize. The area was generally undeveloped but has been growing rapidly since construction of a large pier to accommodate cruise ships.
Costa Maya is also the name of a subdivision near the village of Mahahual. The beach extends from Xcalak in the south to the southern border of Sian Ka’an in the north, a distance of approximately 100 kilometers
Costa Maya is a man-made port and is very large. There are lots of places to shop and restaurants in the port area and also a pool. This is a very nice port area for those who do not want to leave.
However there are lots of options once you leave the cruise port. To leave the cruise port you follow the winding walkway to the end where you exit. This is where you will find lots of taxis to take you wherever you want to go in Quintana Roo.
One of my favorite go-to places in Costa Maya is Yaya Beach Club. There are lots of beach clubs, ruins, and other things to do in Costa Maya though. Just exit the port area, find a taxi and be on your way.
Size: 13,207 mi² (Quintana Roo)
Languages: Mayan Yucatecan, Spanish
Currency: Mexican Pesos
Cruise Port: Costa Maya (man-made)
I personally like Yaya Beach Club, as described above. There are lots of beach clubs, ruins, and other things to do in Costa Maya though. Just exit the port area, find a taxi and be on your way. Here are some of the top things to do in Costa Maya:
There is a decent selection of places to eat in Othon Blanco (Costa Maya) so you have options. There are places to eat within the port area but I suggest getting something more local and authentic. Here are some of the top restaurants: