Costa Maya ATV Adventure Excursion Reviews

Enjoy an incredible ride on your own ATV along the beaches and lush green jungle of Mexico's Costa Maya region.
This tour was great!!
This tour was great!! The guides were very friendly, funny, and helpful. The atv's were a little run down, but expected for such high use. They stated by separating the riders by experience. I was up in the first group of experienced ... Read More
This tour was great!! The guides were very friendly, funny, and helpful. The atv's were a little run down, but expected for such high use. They stated by separating the riders by experience. I was up in the first group of experienced rider and my DW was in the back with the beginners. Up front we got to ride at our skill level fast, rough, and dirty. Started out somewhat flat and ended with a high speed run down the highway. Such a blast. Rocks, mud, deep water, and drifiting slides. I had a blast! My DW wishes we would have been up front with me as she was very comfortable with handling the vehicles. WooHoo! The day ended at the beach resort with loungers in the sun and shade, swings at the bar, showers, and open bar. The buffet was extra and expensive but after that day we were starving. The even have a free jet boat ride that will knock your socks off. WOW! Would do again, just take an earlier bus back to get some shopping in. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The ATV was exciting but very wet.
The ATV was exciting but very wet. THe beach was only so-so with lots of algue in the water. Costa Maya is not one of my favorite destination.
The ATV was exciting but very wet. THe beach was only so-so with lots of algue in the water. Costa Maya is not one of my favorite destination. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Not for the faint of heart.
Not for the faint of heart. We were flying through the jungle over VERY!!!!!!!! rocky terrain with a ton of dust flying in the air. Wear gloves and bring and bandanna to cover your face. The only negative was for the second half, they ... Read More
Not for the faint of heart. We were flying through the jungle over VERY!!!!!!!! rocky terrain with a ton of dust flying in the air. Wear gloves and bring and bandanna to cover your face. The only negative was for the second half, they took us by bus to a nice beach resort but just dropped us off. We had no direction on what we could do or not do at the resort and you have to watch the clock for the return bus or you'll get left behind. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Good fun,fast,and a great way to get muddy quick,didn't go to long about an hour, I wanted longer
Good fun,fast,and a great way to get muddy quick,didn't go to long about an hour, I wanted longer
Good fun,fast,and a great way to get muddy quick,didn't go to long about an hour, I wanted longer Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
excellent.
excellent. great last minute decision. we booked this on the ship the day before. But we were lucky they had added additional times because of demand. So if you are interested, book ahead of time, you will not be disappointed. Loved ... Read More
excellent. great last minute decision. we booked this on the ship the day before. But we were lucky they had added additional times because of demand. So if you are interested, book ahead of time, you will not be disappointed. Loved it. very muddy.. but took us to beach after, place had showers to rinse off, excellent food on beach, drinks included. Plenty of local shopping. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was difficult--not quite for a beginner but it was fun.
This was difficult--not quite for a beginner but it was fun. It is better if you are fit. I am fit and was still sore for a few days after this one.
This was difficult--not quite for a beginner but it was fun. It is better if you are fit. I am fit and was still sore for a few days after this one. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The ATV's were a blast.
The ATV's were a blast. These are capable of 70MPH. We crawled through the jungle but in some open flat areas I got some nice Tokyo drifts to kick up the dust for which we were supplied handkerchiefs at the beginning to keep it out ... Read More
The ATV's were a blast. These are capable of 70MPH. We crawled through the jungle but in some open flat areas I got some nice Tokyo drifts to kick up the dust for which we were supplied handkerchiefs at the beginning to keep it out of our noses. Then we got to an area of big rocks and had to literally crawl over these. It takes a bit of skill but not much.. After this we popped out on the paved highway (no traffic since no one can afford a car here) where I lit it up to 65MPH blowing the dust from my flapping beach bum buttton up shirt. After wards we kept the hankies and they passed out bottled water. We took a nice modern AC'd bus back to the beach and poked around the shops a bit before going back to the ship. The shopping area was the best of all the ports. There were a lot of venues and a wide variety of souvenirs to be had. I bought some cigars. The guy wanted $55 and I ended up paying $20. My wife haggled for some hand painted NFL clay skulls. Kool! Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
When it says activity level is high believe it, you will experience break neck speeds and a very ...
When it says activity level is high believe it, you will experience break neck speeds and a very demanding jungle route with a lot of rocks some mud and a lot of dust. The ATVs get very hot and will burn your leg if it gets close enough ... Read More
When it says activity level is high believe it, you will experience break neck speeds and a very demanding jungle route with a lot of rocks some mud and a lot of dust. The ATVs get very hot and will burn your leg if it gets close enough to the mother which is very hard to avoid on this trail. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Loved the ATV but the "Beach Club" time was disappointing, we thought it's going to be a real ...
Loved the ATV but the "Beach Club" time was disappointing, we thought it's going to be a real resort where we can use the facilities, beach, and pool...but it was a single building managed by the cruise line with nice ... Read More
Loved the ATV but the "Beach Club" time was disappointing, we thought it's going to be a real resort where we can use the facilities, beach, and pool...but it was a single building managed by the cruise line with nice facilities and not good quality food, we had to pay for some of the food, which we didn't know. But it was a fun day. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Awesome!
Awesome! Great fun trip! About 45 min ATV then off to the beach for free drinks!
Awesome! Great fun trip! About 45 min ATV then off to the beach for free drinks! Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was awesome.
This was awesome. The ATV was a bit extreme you will be mudding it through the jungle. It was a bit short about an hour, but then we went to the beach and had open bar and great food. Loved it.
This was awesome. The ATV was a bit extreme you will be mudding it through the jungle. It was a bit short about an hour, but then we went to the beach and had open bar and great food. Loved it. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We went around the coast to the beach and spend a day there great place
We went around the coast to the beach and spend a day there great place
We went around the coast to the beach and spend a day there great place Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a lot of fun and relaxing at the same time.
This was a lot of fun and relaxing at the same time. We took an open air vehicle to a spot where we jumped on tandem bikes and road through the jungle to a cenote' where we were able to get in and go through a short cave. It was ... Read More
This was a lot of fun and relaxing at the same time. We took an open air vehicle to a spot where we jumped on tandem bikes and road through the jungle to a cenote' where we were able to get in and go through a short cave. It was cool, but a lot smaller than we were expecting. We then road the bikes back to the vehicle and drove a little ways to a private beach. The beach was beautiful, the water super clear and warm. Here we had time to swim or they provided stand up paddle boards to use as well. While here they cooked us lunch of chicken fajitas, quesadilla's and watermelon. Was very good. After lunch we packed up and headed back to the ship. Very nice excursion Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
ATV was great.
ATV was great. Very rough terrain, which some other guests complained about but we thought it was fun. If you don't want to get jounced around, this isn't the excursion for you. The beach drop off was fun, the water was ... Read More
ATV was great. Very rough terrain, which some other guests complained about but we thought it was fun. If you don't want to get jounced around, this isn't the excursion for you. The beach drop off was fun, the water was bathtub warm but the bottom was filled with unpleasant tall sea grass and very uneven. I was very glad to have my water shoes on and even then only stayed in a little while. Thefree drinks were very strong, so if you are a drinker you will like this part. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
a fun excursion, the trail was very dusty and hot when i went, so you don't get dirty from the mud ...
a fun excursion, the trail was very dusty and hot when i went, so you don't get dirty from the mud , you got dirty from the sweat and dust. the ATV's are kinda beat up but they were fun to drive and the trails are kinda rough ... Read More
a fun excursion, the trail was very dusty and hot when i went, so you don't get dirty from the mud , you got dirty from the sweat and dust. the ATV's are kinda beat up but they were fun to drive and the trails are kinda rough also, lots of tree roots and rocks and etc. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Really fun.
Really fun. Jungle was great. Bring change of clothing and wet wipes. You get really dirty. Very dusty. Guys are really attentive. Beach break afterwards was excellent. Neat beach, inexpensive but tasty food and free drinks. Great trip.
Really fun. Jungle was great. Bring change of clothing and wet wipes. You get really dirty. Very dusty. Guys are really attentive. Beach break afterwards was excellent. Neat beach, inexpensive but tasty food and free drinks. Great trip. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Loved the idea of this excursion.
Loved the idea of this excursion. The ATV part was okay - the Tequila beach part was better. Facilities were great, ATVs in great condition, staff seemed friendly. The issue was the course - it was all rocks and I mean rocks. No ... Read More
Loved the idea of this excursion. The ATV part was okay - the Tequila beach part was better. Facilities were great, ATVs in great condition, staff seemed friendly. The issue was the course - it was all rocks and I mean rocks. No hard-packed dirt or sand sections in between rough terrain. It was 20 minutes of arm jarring, boulder-ish/big root terrain. Ladies, a bikini top won't cut it on this, you'll need something more substantial to keep it all under control. I am not complaining that there was rough terrain, only that it was completely rough terrain so you didn't get any alternating riding style. The last 10 minutes on the road coming back is all smooth though so you get a break there. FYI - they recommend long pants due to bugs and the heat of the ATV motors against your legs. You can bug spray against the bugs but nothing protects you against that heat except long pants. After the ATV rides, they shuttle you to Tequila beach where you can enjoy an open bar, sit in the drink gazebo and play pool or sit out in the shaded loungers on the beach. It was very nice to just sit, drink and relax. They give you a free taxi voucher to take a taxi back to the pier when you're ready to leave. No problems getting a taxi or worrying that you'll never be seen again with a dubious ride - they were well maintained and professional. Everyone was very nice. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
There was a 20 minute bus ride to the location.
There was a 20 minute bus ride to the location. ATV adventure was great. It went in and out the jungle to the beach. There was a bus ride to a local resort. It included an open bar afterwards and a taxi ride back to the ship.
There was a 20 minute bus ride to the location. ATV adventure was great. It went in and out the jungle to the beach. There was a bus ride to a local resort. It included an open bar afterwards and a taxi ride back to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date December 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Amazing and a must do!
Amazing and a must do! I loved it and it was my first time driving a ATV. They are patient with the first time drivers. The beach was nice too. Just plan to get a little dirty.
Amazing and a must do! I loved it and it was my first time driving a ATV. They are patient with the first time drivers. The beach was nice too. Just plan to get a little dirty. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Our ATV part of the day was cut short because of an accident with the group ahead of us.
Our ATV part of the day was cut short because of an accident with the group ahead of us. The time back at the resort was very nice and relaxing. Beautiful scenery. There were kayaks available to paddle out to a blow up obstacle course ... Read More
Our ATV part of the day was cut short because of an accident with the group ahead of us. The time back at the resort was very nice and relaxing. Beautiful scenery. There were kayaks available to paddle out to a blow up obstacle course floating in the water, a lot like the show Wipeout. It was really challenging, but entertaining. You can get a massage on the beach there, but neither of the ladies seemed to be trained at all. Both my boyfriend and I have gotten many massages before and we both thought they had no idea what they were doing at certain points in the massage. It's still a pretty good, relaxing experience. Just know what to expect. Drinks are included, but you have to pay for the food, which was ok. Be very careful shopping at the port. The salespeople are very pushy and they try to rip you off. We got something in Costa Maya that they originally wanted $80 for, we said no way and got him down to $50. We got to the next port at Cozumel and the same thing was marked with no haggling for $29. Same thing with another item I got there. They really price gouge you there. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Costa Maya is a great port.
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Sail Date February 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This adventure was the best.
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Sail Date February 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was supposed to be an hour trip, we did it in half the time.
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 ... Read More
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! Read Less
Sail Date January 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our cruise line snorkel tour was cancelled due to wind and rain so we booked a local ATV tour.
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Sail Date December 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line