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Koozie72's Port Reviews of Ocho Rios, Costa Maya, Cozumel
Norwegian Epic cruise in March 2014
Member Name: Koozie72
Cruise Date: March 2014
Embarkation: Miami
Destination: Western Caribbean
Member Review: Koozie72's Norwegian Epic Review
Ocho Rios
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

I cant wait to go back. We (wife, 5 and 7 year old boys and myself) booked our tour with Chris Linton Tours ( and went to The Blue Hole, Tubing on The White River and lunch at Scotchie's (jerk chicken and pork) followed up by hanging out on the beach. The highlight of our trip.

The Blue Hole is like something out of a dream. Tubing on the river was excellent and so was the food.

Make sure to tip all of your guides. They all made us feel comfortable and were trying to make sure we had a good time with safety first mentality. Awesome stop.

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Costa Maya
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

We grabbed a cab $8 to town and avoided the tourist trap area surrounding the port. The town Mahahual, was great. $25 per hour massages on the beach. Great food and drinks. Safe, comfortable beach with tables and chairs, hammocks. Lot's of activities available for purchase including fishing, jet skis, snorkeling, scuba, tubing, etc.

If you want to save money, walk about 100 feet from the beach and get lunch at one of the locally operated places on a side street. On the beach, they are much pricier. Beware of all the free tequila shots. I definitely spent more than I wanted to because of the lapse of judgement created by over imbibing tequila.

This is a fun and safe area for families or groups or couples as well. You could also rent a golf cart and drive there yourself. Goof chatchki shopping, too.

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Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

We always take our own snorkel gear, rent a jeep and then explore the island stopping at 2 or 3 spots grabbing a drink and food and having a good time. Lots to do. Just do some research and go explore. Good shopping and beaches.

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