Costa Maya Jeep Tour Excursion Reviews
We were very disappointed that the ATV Adventure was sold out when we finally made our decision what we wanted to do but we were not disappointed with the Mini Jeep Rhino adventure at all. We had some challenges with people getting stuck in the sand or a couple of the mini jeeps broke (I think it was more driver error) while we were out but it was tons of fun. You have to be in groups of 4 so we were paired with another younger couple that really had a lot of fun with us.
During the excursion you spend some time on the main road but most of the time in sandy trails and then on the beach. The beach was nothing that I would want to look at regularly, there was a lot of debris and trash but the water was beautiful.
When you get back to the pavilion there is an open bar and plenty of beach to swim or sun bake on. There's some vendors and food that is available for purchase. The buffet was $18 per person which I felt was just too much. We ended up grabbing a few drinks and then headed back to the port and the ship.
This stop was our favorite!! We loved the laid back atmosphere of Costa Maya, the quaint fishing village, and the beautiful beaches. We took the Jeep tour to a private resort. We drove through, mostly, off the beaten path roads to get to the beach. The beach was not visible during our drive, there was follage on both sides of the road. There was lunch provided with our excursion and it was delicious, chicken or beef fajitas, homeade salsa and chips, refired beans and an assortment of fresh fruit. There was a bar available to purchase alcoholic drinks. We were on the beach about an hour and a half, which wasn't long enough for me!! It was a gorgeous place, so calm and relaxing. I was sad to leave there. My family was hoping that there would be snorkeling gear availabler for rent on the beach, but there was not. Once we returned to the port, out Jeep guide, Diego, hooked us up with a local fisherman who does snorkeling tours. There is a natural reef about 200 yds off shore. I hung out in the quaint fishing village while my husband and kids went snorkeling. I felt very safe and comfortable to be by myself lounging on the beach. I enjoyed a delicious cheese quesedilla and a drink while waiting. Best memory of the trip!!!
Great excursion. Was told a little rough but there was and 80+ lady along wwith her middle aged daughter and she did fine. Took a bus about 20 min oout to the jeep location and was given instructions how to drive the jeeps (2 people to a jeep). We were given helmets (disinfected) Scarfs to wear over our face if so desired, sprayed for insects and away we went with a leader in front and a guy following in back. There were about a dozen of us. Rode through the jungle area and then down the beach. They even let us stop and look for sea shells and gave us each a bottle of cold water. We then ended at ab little resort area with huts, a bar and we could =swim or just relax about an hour.
Excursion desk told us there would be no swimming so we did not take our suits. So if you go wear a swimming suit. The crew was great, fun to talk to and met our every need. A very pleasurable excursion. Note that if you want more than tow ro a vehicle I heard the dune buggy was fun also. Only saw beautiful wild parrots and iguanas on this trip. Would do it again though.