Tourism in Costa Maya started in the late 1980s with the opening of two local dive shops — and it hasn’t stopped growing. Ten years later, the community restored the municipal pier to make way for the cruise ship industry. So, if you are wondering about the Costa Maya locale and what you can do on Costa Maya a cruise, then you’re in for some exciting adventures. The village is surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Mayan jungle and the Mexican Caribbean. Check out these fun and exciting activities if you’re ever in the area.
Explore Lesser Known Mayan Ruins
Costa Maya holds two of the most beautiful and mysterious archaeological sites in the world, the Kinichna and Dzibanche. A British doctor and amateur archaeologist, Thomas Gann, discovered these ruins in 1927. The fact that they are still leagues behind in popularity compared to their northern counterparts means that you can avoid the massive crowd and enjoy a serene stroll in these ruins.
Eat Some Of The Tastiest Pineapples In The World
Pedro Santos, or more popularly known as The Pineapple Town, is a small community famous for roadside stands with locally grown fruits. There you will find numerous stalls of warm and welcoming sellers offering ripe papayas, limes, mangoes, and, of course, pineapples. You can also get freshly squeezed watermelon, orange, and coconut juice to beat the summer heat around almost every corner.
Spot Plenty of Wildlife At Laguna Bacalar
The Laguna Bacalar, stretching for over 40 kilometers long, is renowned for its water clarity and striking blue color, partly due to the limestone bed underneath. Underground cenotes and rivers feed the lake, as with most bodies of water in the Yucatan peninsula. If you’re a bird enthusiast, this is the best place to spot different species.
There are many sights to see and explore in Costa Maya. If you’re tired of getting jostled by fellow tourists, visit off-the-beaten-path destinations. You can avoid the crowd while still immersing yourself into the Mayan history and local culture.