Costa Maya ATV Adventure Excursion Reviews
Costa Maya is a great port. Plenty to do right of the boat. Our excursion had a meeting area right at the end of the pier with a dedicated line up and good signage. The excursion complex is amazing. A fantatis beach area with plenty to do or just lay down and relax in the sun. The ATV's are in great shape. The trails an absolute blast.
This adventure was the best. The guides arranged our group with the first time riders to the rear with a second guide so we were able to really fly down the open trails. It started with some jungle trails that open up to some straight trails that had us really going fast. Then we would stop a minute for us to bunch back up. Then on to the beach for some riding and a break for photo opportunities. After an hour or more of riding we ruturned to their compound on the beach for an open bar and free snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding. The only extra charge was for food. There were lounge chairs for sunning or relaxing in the shade, or you could relax in the very large open hut having your favorite drink. The venders sold some really beautiful items with a painter showing and selling his artwork.
It was supposed to be an hour trip, we did it in half the time. There idea of a trail is taking a machete and cutting down some trees. They don't use earth moving equipment to prep the trail, so be prepared to run over a lot of rocks and tree stumps. Very Rough!
Our cruise line snorkel tour was cancelled due to wind and rain so we booked a local ATV tour. The was called ATV Track and was a ton of fun. The ATV's were new and in perfect mechanical condition. They had an automatic transmission so no need to worry about shifting gears. It rained very hard that day so the trail was muddy and covered in water up to 2.5 feet deep in places. Also lots of mosquitos. Bring repellant if you do this. Our guides were very careful to explain everything to us and made sure that we all kept together on the trail. Our adult sons thought it was the best tour ever. My wife and I are in our 60's and enjoyed it as well. My wife had a bit of a hard time in a couple of spots due to the mud and high water from all the torrential rain. If you only do this once, do this tour.
SO FUN! We loved our ATV tour. It takes you along these gorgeous, basically un-developed waters, and you get to go really fast along the shoreline. It was awesome. (Plus there's a part when you're going through the forest in the beginning, and we had these huge puddles to plow through...other people went slow though, so you only have to go fast if you want to.) At the end, you come back to a small private beach and lounge, snorkel, have a drink. We had plenty of time to shop and enjoy the cruise area, too. Tip - If you just walk out of the port area about half a block, there are a ton of more tourist shops, and these are much less expensive than the ones directly in the port area.
Awesome experience. Highly recommended. Book an early excursion. Fewer passengers with you and you get more time with the Dolphins.