A culinary tour offers a local view into Costa Maya's culture and rich history through its delicious and complex cuisine. There is nothing that represents Costa Maya better than a culinary tour.
salsa and salsa - short drive to a beachside restaurant...made three different kinds of salsa...had a margarita..then learned how to do the salsa dance...boys did pinata...at the end we all had an hour to swim and enjoy the beach...this was a lot of fun for all of us...our grandsons were 12 and 13
Provider: Disney Cruise Line
The excursion was supposed to be a three part tour. First an hour of shopping, then a few hours on the beach, and then a tour through the jungle to see a mayan fishing village. The tour started off with us getting onto a bus and heading off to shop. The shopping was nice, but most of us went for the BEACH! So we all met back up at the bus to move on... but a bunch of taxis had parked around our bus, blocking us in. They refused to move for a little over an hour. We were all hot and angry and our tour guide tried to convince them to move, but nothing worked. The police finally showed up and talked to them for awhile. They eventually moved to let us out. We lost a lot of beach time but tried to push on. The police then pulled us over warning us that the taxis would probably block us in again at the beach and that they wouldn't be able to help us. The tour guide called the excursion off and we tried heading back to the ship. The taxis had blocked us from using the main roads to get back to the ship, so we had to take the skinny side roads to get back. When we got back we received compensation from Carnival for the excursion and our trouble, but we didn't get our beach :(
Since we got back to the port a couple hours early, we had plenty of time to grab a drink and shop around and we had a great time. Most of the shop keepers were friendly and easy to barter with.
I give the excursion a 1 and the port a 5, so to be fair it gets a 3. The excursion didn't go very well, but we'd love to come back here someday and give it another shot.
Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines