Costa Maya Beach Break Excursion Reviews
The beach is pretty, but there is practically no coral and therefore almost no fish! The place is absolutely insect infested with an amazing variety of biting ones, some painful and others itch producing! Seating was comfortable and plentiful. At $18, the buffet was over priced. The BBQ ribs were beef and VERY tough. The food was tasty. The open bar had a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks all of which were tasty and the drinks were included with the excursion.
Spent the day at the beach!!! $2 per person taxi ride. YaYa was wonderful and the service was top notch!!!!
I found out about Maya Chan after reading another review on this website. Maya Chan is a beach resort that is run by an American couple. They've been on numerous cruises in their lifetime and wanted to give Cruisers a place to go for the day. The cost is $60.00 per person and only a certain number of spots are sold each day. Every group will be given their own palapa (covered gazebo-type area) with chairs, hammocks and lounge beds. The cost includes transportation to and from the port, all food, drinks and activities. They have scuba gear and glass-bottom kayaks to use. The water isn't the pristine, clear Caribbean water most people expect. It's a little more murky so I heard from a gentleman there that the scuba diving was not the best. They rake the beach everyday to remove the sea grass. The facilities were very nice and it was a perfect day at the beach. Quiet and relaxing. If you're interested, book early because they do fill up quickly.
Very disappointing - Jungle Beach break. Exaggerated tour description. 40 minute bus ride -. We were told that bus to return to ship (the beach was in the middle of nowhere) would return every hour. However, we got to the beach on the first bus at 10:20 and were forced to take the 12:20 return as there was NO 1:20 bus and we had a commitment on the ship at 3 pm. $60 for 2 hours. The beach in Connecticut is better than this as far as the water/seaweed is concerned. Staff were not friendly and the "free" beer was watered down. I would not recommend this excursion at all.
We went to Maya Chan beach resort. It was a very relaxing day and the setting was beautiful. The resort has some very nice beach huts with comfortable furnishing. It is an all inclusive resort offering drinks and a wonderful lunch. The resort offers snorkeling gear and glass bottom kayaks. The area has a lot of sea grass washing up on the beach and they work hard to remove it every day. My wife had an hour long massage which was wonderful. Reservations are required but they have a flexible cancellation policy. We recommend this resort.
Booked the Senor Frog Beach break, pleasant beach, we got there early and had our pick of the chairs. The food and drinks were fine, but the noise level was more than expected. Music blaring for the pool group was way too loud and totally inappropriate for young ears.
We loved this excursion on Costa Maya! This was the second time going to this location (30 minute tour bus ride from port). It's a little resort area with free alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, free kayaking, water sport area and great snorkeling. Beach chairs are provided and the staff is very friendly and happy to see you. They have a nice shower area and covered tables for a break from the sun. We saw so many fish and starfish while snorkeling and kayaking. We could leave at 3 different times, even though the paperwork specified each hour. We left so we would have some time to shop in port.
We booked a day at Almaplena Eco Resort directly with the resort. After a harrowing 25 minute taxi ride through the mangroves and down an unpaved road, we arrived the resort. We were immediately greeted and paid the balance due. The girl at the front desk arranged for the taxi to return for us at 3pm and we chose our time for lunch. We were offered drinks, given a quick tour and sat for a while in the restaurant using the free WiFi to check e-mail and make calls. We then went out to the beach and chose our loungers. The beach was great. They were raking up the seaweed and hauling it away. The water was warm, crystal clear and very calm. The bottom was sandy with no rocks or shells, so no watershoes were needed. We went up to the restaurant for our lunch. First we were given a large bowl of guacamole and chips, then a plate of nachos and then plates of chicken, beef and shrimp tacos. There was so much food we couldn't finish it all. Everything was delicious. At 3pm, the taxi returned right on time and we went straight back to the pier.
Went to Mahahual. Took the trolley ($3 per person) and the ride seemed like it took a long time to get there. There were 6 stops and we got off at 3 or 4. Went to El Delphin and had some shaded beach chairs. Could see the cruise ships from the beach so that was a good background picture. Service was very good. Had a fried whole fish and it was EXCELLENT. Made fish tacos with the fish. YUMMY. Would definitely recommend. Also would highly advise to negotiate the price of the fish. Coconut water was cheap. Beer was cheap but smaller bottles than in the U.S. Other drinks were not as well priced. Good area. Waiter was kind enough to help us get a taxi back to the port. Taxi was only $14 for a big van.
Visiting Simone at Costa Maya Yoga while in Mahahual for SUP with Carolyn at Undertoe SUP and Ya Ya Beach club was my best moment of our trip. I had an impromptu yoga session with Simone and it was truly an physical, spiritual and emotional experience I will never forget. This is not TV yoga or anything like a yoga class. Words can't describe how wonderful I felt the entire time and how at peace I was when I left Simone's studio - second floor with an amazing view of the beach. Mahahual is just a quick taxi ride from the port. this place is VERY SAFE - if you read otherwise don't believe it. The guy who owns the port doesn't want you to venture out of his shops. Do not miss this opportunity
Maya Chan Beach Club was a bit of a ride, but what service. The place is awesome and clean. The food was great and the drinks were as well. The staff is the best.