Cozumel Mayan Village and Beach Excursion Reviews

For cruisers who have just a short time in Cozumel, a Mayan Village and Beach excursion is a good way to experience a bit of local culture and history and still have some time to relax on the beach with a drink in hand.
Very disappointed in this selection.
Sail Date: April 2019
Very disappointed in this selection. I expected much better and more for what we paid. The tour guide s great but we didn't get to see what we hoped to see. Also the beach was very rough with a red flag. I eas looking forward to ... Read More
Very disappointed in this selection. I expected much better and more for what we paid. The tour guide s great but we didn't get to see what we hoped to see. Also the beach was very rough with a red flag. I eas looking forward to doing some snorkeling but the beach was too rough. Waves too high with rip currents. very disappointed. Also there was a guard in the ladies room who refused to accommodate me when I needed to bring in a chair to help me change, There was no place to set things down, made it very difficult for me to change. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Small.
Sail Date: March 2019
Small. Push tequila sales. Folks were nice. Not sure how it stays in business.
Small. Push tequila sales. Folks were nice. Not sure how it stays in business. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Chitzen itza, beautiful ruins no time to enjoy take pics shop for souvenirs a hot croweded van two ...
Sail Date: March 2019
Chitzen itza, beautiful ruins no time to enjoy take pics shop for souvenirs a hot croweded van two hours there and back 30 min ferry ride, no stated in tour description on ncl app or on the excursion paperwork booked late could not refund ... Read More
Chitzen itza, beautiful ruins no time to enjoy take pics shop for souvenirs a hot croweded van two hours there and back 30 min ferry ride, no stated in tour description on ncl app or on the excursion paperwork booked late could not refund was stuck was sick driv8n* in hot van after being in hot sun Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We had an enjoyable excursion to some Mayan ruins followed by a trip to a quiet beach.
Sail Date: March 2019
We had an enjoyable excursion to some Mayan ruins followed by a trip to a quiet beach. The excursion was an NCL official one and was overpriced but the tour guide was great. There is lots to do at the port and more if you walk down to ... Read More
We had an enjoyable excursion to some Mayan ruins followed by a trip to a quiet beach. The excursion was an NCL official one and was overpriced but the tour guide was great. There is lots to do at the port and more if you walk down to where the other cruise lines dock (a taxi might be best). It felt pretty safe. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We'd done the West-side beaches (Chank...
Sail Date: February 2019
We'd done the West-side beaches (Chank... & Nachi) before, and so wanted something different. This offered both the Mayan ruins and a beach on the rougher East side of the island. Our guide was very knowledgeable and thorough. We ... Read More
We'd done the West-side beaches (Chank... & Nachi) before, and so wanted something different. This offered both the Mayan ruins and a beach on the rougher East side of the island. Our guide was very knowledgeable and thorough. We enjoed lunch at the beach-side restaurant they took us to, but felt we should'a been told is was cash only ahead of time. Fortunately, we had enuff and the meal was excellent. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Our guide, Margarita, was knowledgeable, and obviously very proud of her Mayan heritage, as she ...
Sail Date: January 2019
Our guide, Margarita, was knowledgeable, and obviously very proud of her Mayan heritage, as she should be. She treated everyone as a friend.
Our guide, Margarita, was knowledgeable, and obviously very proud of her Mayan heritage, as she should be. She treated everyone as a friend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was good to know the history of Mayan people and their life.
Sail Date: June 2018
It was good to know the history of Mayan people and their life. Beach was good
It was good to know the history of Mayan people and their life. Beach was good Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We saw a small fracture of the Ruins compared to what was available.
Sail Date: March 2018
We saw a small fracture of the Ruins compared to what was available. Spent most of the time listening about it's history. The beach water was really choppy and was warned to swim at your own risk.
We saw a small fracture of the Ruins compared to what was available. Spent most of the time listening about it's history. The beach water was really choppy and was warned to swim at your own risk. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We had the best tour guides, very knowledgeable and the beach water was so clear and beautiful view.
Sail Date: February 2018
We had the best tour guides, very knowledgeable and the beach water was so clear and beautiful view.
We had the best tour guides, very knowledgeable and the beach water was so clear and beautiful view. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Mayan Ruins/Village was definitely not as picture perfect as per the description on the cruise line ...
Sail Date: December 2017
Mayan Ruins/Village was definitely not as picture perfect as per the description on the cruise line site. Bus Tour of the island was rushed. Chocoloate tour factory was also short and somewhat rushed. Dropped off at beach location but ... Read More
Mayan Ruins/Village was definitely not as picture perfect as per the description on the cruise line site. Bus Tour of the island was rushed. Chocoloate tour factory was also short and somewhat rushed. Dropped off at beach location but actual beach closed on that day due to weather so had to use the on-site pools instead. Guide knew his stuff, but rambling a bit too much about "the old ways". At least DCL came through with a nice customer service gesture in light of constructive feedback offered Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
This was a four and one-half hour bus tour which stopped at a Mayan Village ruin that was said by ...
Sail Date: November 2017
This was a four and one-half hour bus tour which stopped at a Mayan Village ruin that was said by our tour guide, Patricio, to be the mecca of the Mayan world. Young Mayan girls were supposed to visit this place before they were married ... Read More
This was a four and one-half hour bus tour which stopped at a Mayan Village ruin that was said by our tour guide, Patricio, to be the mecca of the Mayan world. Young Mayan girls were supposed to visit this place before they were married to worship a fertility god to assure they would be able to bear children after they were married. The ruins were well-maintained and impressive with sighs in Spanish, English and Mayan languages. In about two hours, we visited the remains of several different buildings and a gate to a gran casa which we did not visit but could have on our own though it was 300 meters away from the main site. I don't think anyone from our group visited that site. Patricio said that he, his wife and all of their children were born with a birthmark at the base of their spines which is an indication that they are descended from the Mayans. The birthmark disappears at about age 12. Patricio was very knowledgeable about eh Mayan culture and proved to be an outstanding tour guide. We had about 30 minutes on our own to walk around the ruins but Patricio was nearby to answer questions. The next phase was a beach break and I took my snorkeling gear along even though the guy at the excursion desk said he could not recommend this beach for snorkeling. I'm glad I did, because there were lots of rocks in the incredibly clear water and among those rocks were lots of fish. I got great underwater photos and videos of a variety of fish though I saw no coral anywhere. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Excellent port.
Sail Date: September 2017
Excellent port. Beautiful beach. Paradise
Excellent port. Beautiful beach. Paradise Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was another great tour.
Sail Date: July 2017
This was another great tour. We saw some beautiful structures from the Mayans, but our guide, Mimi, brought it all to life with relevant knowledge of how and why the structures were used, why they were built they way they were, etc. The ... Read More
This was another great tour. We saw some beautiful structures from the Mayans, but our guide, Mimi, brought it all to life with relevant knowledge of how and why the structures were used, why they were built they way they were, etc. The beach stop on the way back for a margarita and some chips and guacamole was nothing fancy, but the food and drink was good and the scenery was beautiful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Highly enjoyable outing with a very knowledgeable tour guide.
Sail Date: July 2017
Highly enjoyable outing with a very knowledgeable tour guide. The ruins were very interesting as was the chocolate factory. It was nice to have time to relax at the beach at Playa Mio before returning to the ship.
Highly enjoyable outing with a very knowledgeable tour guide. The ruins were very interesting as was the chocolate factory. It was nice to have time to relax at the beach at Playa Mio before returning to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Great guide (Moy), and very informative about the Mayan culture/ruins.
Sail Date: July 2017
Great guide (Moy), and very informative about the Mayan culture/ruins. Beach was nice, restaurant on site was totally fine. Cold beers on a hot day on the beach is tough to beat. Just the right amount of time, didn't get bored. ... Read More
Great guide (Moy), and very informative about the Mayan culture/ruins. Beach was nice, restaurant on site was totally fine. Cold beers on a hot day on the beach is tough to beat. Just the right amount of time, didn't get bored. Even the kids enjoyed it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The guides and bus driver were fantastic.
Sail Date: June 2017
The guides and bus driver were fantastic. The ruins and beach were amazing to see! Because of the recent rain, the mosquitoes were really bad at the ruins!
The guides and bus driver were fantastic. The ruins and beach were amazing to see! Because of the recent rain, the mosquitoes were really bad at the ruins! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The old Mayan ruins were cool to see, but for some reason I expected them to be bigger than what ...
Sail Date: June 2017
The old Mayan ruins were cool to see, but for some reason I expected them to be bigger than what they were. None the less, it was something we hadn't seen before and it was a great experience.
The old Mayan ruins were cool to see, but for some reason I expected them to be bigger than what they were. None the less, it was something we hadn't seen before and it was a great experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Good overview of the mayans.
Sail Date: June 2017
Good overview of the mayans. Loved the beach. I could have spent all day at the beach stop!
Good overview of the mayans. Loved the beach. I could have spent all day at the beach stop! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Guide was very informative and the bus trip was good.
Sail Date: June 2017
Guide was very informative and the bus trip was good. The food was wonderful, fresh and local.
Guide was very informative and the bus trip was good. The food was wonderful, fresh and local. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We boarded a very nice air-conditioned bus and went to the Mayan village ruins, we drove through ...
Sail Date: May 2017
We boarded a very nice air-conditioned bus and went to the Mayan village ruins, we drove through some of the residential areas, drove through a beach area, and went over to playing Mia... however what we really wanted to do was go to the ... Read More
We boarded a very nice air-conditioned bus and went to the Mayan village ruins, we drove through some of the residential areas, drove through a beach area, and went over to playing Mia... however what we really wanted to do was go to the Explorer all-inclusive adventure ... but they said that my husband , who by the way is in excellent health, was too old Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great guide, Edwin, provided great insight to the ruiins and the Mayan heritage.
Sail Date: April 2017
Great guide, Edwin, provided great insight to the ruiins and the Mayan heritage. A fun time at the beach but the water was a bit rough. I would have liked more beach time.
Great guide, Edwin, provided great insight to the ruiins and the Mayan heritage. A fun time at the beach but the water was a bit rough. I would have liked more beach time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
do it and see the Island and some history...The stop at the Beach bar had the Best Fish Tacos maybe ...
Sail Date: March 2017
do it and see the Island and some history...The stop at the Beach bar had the Best Fish Tacos maybe ever
do it and see the Island and some history...The stop at the Beach bar had the Best Fish Tacos maybe ever Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Miguel really takes you back into time in his presentation.
Sail Date: March 2017
Miguel really takes you back into time in his presentation. This is a must! The beach stop is great and the restaurant lunch was tasty and priced right. The overview ride around the island was filled with facts and history.
Miguel really takes you back into time in his presentation. This is a must! The beach stop is great and the restaurant lunch was tasty and priced right. The overview ride around the island was filled with facts and history. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great performance and explanation of the culture.
Sail Date: February 2017
Great performance and explanation of the culture.
Great performance and explanation of the culture. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We took the Mayan Ball Game and Beach tour.
Sail Date: February 2017
We took the Mayan Ball Game and Beach tour. The ball game is outstanding!!! Take this tour!!
We took the Mayan Ball Game and Beach tour. The ball game is outstanding!!! Take this tour!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line