There is a shopping type mall directly as you enter Costa Maya. They have natives of the area putting on a show of their local music and dance in costume. Well worth watching. There is also a large area where you can sit around a shallow pool and enjoy the sun and can buy food and drinks. There were lots of people there. We did not wear or bring our swim suits off the ship but would have joined the crowd if we had. Also there is an area under thatch roofs and in the sand that you can get a massage. It looked wonderful but again we weren't dressed for that. What we signed up for was a tour of the Mayan ruins. It was about an hours drive away and the tour was about two hours. It is one of the newest excavations and has not been completed yet. It was very interesting and we had a very informative guide. I can't do a lot of walking and this tour was quite suitable for me. The terrain was not steep and there were places to sit down at every stop we made along the tour. Nothing fancy but you could get off your feet.