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.
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
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
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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
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
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
Sail Date: February 2019
La Bamba Beach Break was great! Very clean beach. The staff was very attentive. Open bar and the food was delicious (even though it was expensive). We got there early in the morning and were able to leave whenever we wanted. In the middle ... Read More
La Bamba Beach Break was great! Very clean beach. The staff was very attentive. Open bar and the food was delicious (even though it was expensive). We got there early in the morning and were able to leave whenever we wanted. In the middle of February, the weather prevented any good snorkeling, but the water was still warm. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: February 2019
Took a cab to the small beach area 5 miles from port. Nothing special there. Relax on the beach or enjoy a cocktail from the locals (at least their drinks are affordable).
Took a cab to the small beach area 5 miles from port. Nothing special there. Relax on the beach or enjoy a cocktail from the locals (at least their drinks are affordable). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: January 2019
Great day at the beach with amazing service. Drinks and food were fantastic. The hosts were super attentive. I highly recommend Maya Chan Beach.
Great day at the beach with amazing service. Drinks and food were fantastic. The hosts were super attentive. I highly recommend Maya Chan Beach. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Sail Date: January 2019
Was a different beach than we went to last time on this excursion but actually liked it better....loved the idea of being able to leave when we wanted...
Was a different beach than we went to last time on this excursion but actually liked it better....loved the idea of being able to leave when we wanted... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: January 2019
Arriving early in the morning the music was electronic rave and played super loud. We got eaten by sand fleas and had to leave early. NOT recommended
Arriving early in the morning the music was electronic rave and played super loud. We got eaten by sand fleas and had to leave early. NOT recommended Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: January 2019
The walk to the transportation was longer than anticipated, however it was okay. The setting was lovely. A group of chairs and tables under a thatched roof. The pool was fine. The beach grass made the sea unavailable, though they ... Read More
The walk to the transportation was longer than anticipated, however it was okay. The setting was lovely. A group of chairs and tables under a thatched roof. The pool was fine. The beach grass made the sea unavailable, though they did warn us. The drinks were weak, The service was excellent and the food was excellent. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: January 2019
Fun time at La Bamba beach. Lots of drinks flowing and the attendants were very fun and friendly. Clean with plenty of space for everyone.
Fun time at La Bamba beach. Lots of drinks flowing and the attendants were very fun and friendly. Clean with plenty of space for everyone. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: January 2019
Great day! Took a taxi to a little area about 10 min. from the ship. We were greeted when we arrived and set up with loungers. We had bar and food service available without getting out of our chairs. We did massages and snorkeling ... Read More
Great day! Took a taxi to a little area about 10 min. from the ship. We were greeted when we arrived and set up with loungers. We had bar and food service available without getting out of our chairs. We did massages and snorkeling while there. Great service and great beach and day! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: December 2018
If you pre-book a beach spot with Tropicana, there is NO charge. If you don't have a reservation, it's $5/chair. Fares are posted so only pay $8 total for the short cab ride to the beach--even with 4 in the car. Beware of ... Read More
If you pre-book a beach spot with Tropicana, there is NO charge. If you don't have a reservation, it's $5/chair. Fares are posted so only pay $8 total for the short cab ride to the beach--even with 4 in the car. Beware of folks selling "all inclusive drink packages" as they aren't associated with the bar. The service was good and the staff was honest and friendly. They warn you that the "silver jewelry" isn't real nor are the "Cuban cigars," so avoid buying from the walking vendors. The had fair prices and good food. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Sail Date: December 2018
Super easy to get to. They had our lounger reserved, and greeted us with drinks. We had a personal server the entire day, and he was fabulous. The staff spoke English, and all were very friendly. Beach is small, but water entry was ... Read More
Super easy to get to. They had our lounger reserved, and greeted us with drinks. We had a personal server the entire day, and he was fabulous. The staff spoke English, and all were very friendly. Beach is small, but water entry was free of seaweed and rocks. Water was clear and easy to access. There are vendors who will approach you, but they are not aggressive and a simple no is enough. Some of them actually have interesting things, and we bought coconuts from one. Overall we enjoyed it a lot and are planning to go back to YaYa in March. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: December 2018
Our second stop was at Costa Maya. It was a rough sea day so most shore excursions were cancelled. We had reservations at Maya Chan Beach and were able to add those of us with cancelled excursions to our group. When we found out about ... Read More
Our second stop was at Costa Maya. It was a rough sea day so most shore excursions were cancelled. We had reservations at Maya Chan Beach and were able to add those of us with cancelled excursions to our group. When we found out about the cancelled excursions I emailed and texted the numbers provided and got responses back from both. They were happy to add more to our palapa. I really enjoyed this day. It's a small, kind of funky, beach club. There was a lot of sea grass that day, and it was windy, but we had a great time anyway. The food was excellent, the drinks were strong, and we were well cared for. I would go there again tomorrow if I could. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: December 2018
La Bamba beach resort was so good. The water was clear & beautiful with no visible sea grass in the water. The waiters will try to direct you to their section but sit where you want & then make sure it's your waiter taking ... Read More
La Bamba beach resort was so good. The water was clear & beautiful with no visible sea grass in the water. The waiters will try to direct you to their section but sit where you want & then make sure it's your waiter taking care of you as they do try to take your order. I would definitely do this again. It is not a shuttle come & go as advertised, you are loaded on a bus, given a wrist band that acts as your cab fare back. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: December 2018
Very rustic beach club. Traveled through a very poor section of Mexico for 25 minutes before getting to the beach. The water wasn’t clear and the bar and restrooms were converted cargo containers. It took quite a while for a taxi to ... Read More
Very rustic beach club. Traveled through a very poor section of Mexico for 25 minutes before getting to the beach. The water wasn’t clear and the bar and restrooms were converted cargo containers. It took quite a while for a taxi to arrive to take us back to the ship. Would not recommend this excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: December 2018
Just take a taxi to the beach outside the gate of the port, it will cost you $ 8 USD for up to 4 people in a small cab to the beach, There is only one beach so go and get a 4 20 DOLLAR message while there.
Just take a taxi to the beach outside the gate of the port, it will cost you $ 8 USD for up to 4 people in a small cab to the beach, There is only one beach so go and get a 4 20 DOLLAR message while there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: December 2018
It was rustic, although I may have expected too much. I don't have to do it again. Was disappointed in the water, as I could not see my feet while standing in the murky water.
It was rustic, although I may have expected too much. I don't have to do it again. Was disappointed in the water, as I could not see my feet while standing in the murky water. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: December 2018
We had initially booked a catamaran and snorkel excursion with Celebrity. Rough sea conditions forced the excursion operator to cancel our activity. They offered other land based excursions. We decided to go for a beach break to a newly ... Read More
We had initially booked a catamaran and snorkel excursion with Celebrity. Rough sea conditions forced the excursion operator to cancel our activity. They offered other land based excursions. We decided to go for a beach break to a newly inaugurated beach club some 20 minutes away from the port (La Bamba beach club). The beach club itself was quite nice. Simple but clean and new installations. Service at the beach was very good (the excursion included an open bar) and efficient. The only problem was the water. To our surprise, the ocean water was brown with a good quantity of sea weed and plastic/paper items. To the beach operator defense, there was 4 folks that spent the whole day raking the sand to get rid of the sea weed. They work non stop to keep the beach clean and they did succeed. But there is nothing they could do with murkiness of the water and the floating items. It did not stop us from enjoying the beach break, but it did put a bit of a damper on the experience. But again, service was very good, transportation fine and well organized and the staff all they could to have the place real clean. The benefit of having booked our original excursion was that we got reimbursed the cancelled tour the same day and we paid the beach break on our Sea Pass. So no cash to pay. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: November 2018
This actually was NOT the Excursion we set up to go on. We were scheduled for the Catamaran Tour (this was the 2nd time we tried getting this Excursion) - it was cancelled once we got to Port due to high winds so when we got off the Ship ... Read More
This actually was NOT the Excursion we set up to go on. We were scheduled for the Catamaran Tour (this was the 2nd time we tried getting this Excursion) - it was cancelled once we got to Port due to high winds so when we got off the Ship there was a person there and wanted to know if we would want to go to the Beach Break and Snorkeling instead and all inclusive drinks included for $79 --- do we did it just so we would have something to do. The beach itself was ok -- but it was a beautiful day. We got there and they put us in an area with a ground lounge chair and umbrella - which was fine and the waiter Santos was great. On the beach there were several vendors selling things right behind us and as expected once you step up in that area you are hounded for everything - which i know is typical - most were fairly nice about the word No but there were a few that was just rude. We were just kind of dropped off at this beach and we really just sat in the water all day and drank - which was fine - but I think it was just so last minute for them to fill it up once the Catamaran was cancelled. Also there was a small pool behind the beach - which was just ok. This was a lazy beach day which was nice, but the beach and area was just ok. NCL was nice enough to discount the excursion for us. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: November 2018
All inclusive private resort with transportation. Can't say enough good things
All inclusive private resort with transportation. Can't say enough good things Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: November 2018
Very nice. For $40 we got two lounge chairs right by the beach. we had a palm tree hanging over us that gave us shade. we did the non alcoholic version so we got soda and smoothies all we wanted. and a plate of chicken taco, quesidollos, ... Read More
Very nice. For $40 we got two lounge chairs right by the beach. we had a palm tree hanging over us that gave us shade. we did the non alcoholic version so we got soda and smoothies all we wanted. and a plate of chicken taco, quesidollos, chips and guacamole. The beach was nice, very sandy no rocks. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line