Costa Maya Beach Excursion Reviews

Kick back and relax on the sandy beach in Costa Maya. Whether you book an organized beach break or venture out on your own, fun and sun await.
Very welcoming all inclusive beach.
Sail Date: April 2019
Very welcoming all inclusive beach. Had private cabana, chairs, hammock. Not crowded. Staff was great - checking on us every few minutes. SUPER taco bar for lunch - all home made with cook attending buffet. Great food! We didn't ... Read More
Very welcoming all inclusive beach. Had private cabana, chairs, hammock. Not crowded. Staff was great - checking on us every few minutes. SUPER taco bar for lunch - all home made with cook attending buffet. Great food! We didn't swim - were just happy to relax on beach. Very seaweed, but that's mother nature and they had a whole crew cleaning things up. We did enjoy the pool. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The beach was public and we paid $130 for food and drinks included and they were not that great.
Sail Date: April 2019
The beach was public and we paid $130 for food and drinks included and they were not that great.
The beach was public and we paid $130 for food and drinks included and they were not that great. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was by far the best experience.
Sail Date: March 2019
This was by far the best experience. The beach was a little cluttered with seaweed but they were trying their best to clear it. Service was amazing and the bathrooms very clean!
This was by far the best experience. The beach was a little cluttered with seaweed but they were trying their best to clear it. Service was amazing and the bathrooms very clean! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We have been to the Mayan Chan many times and will always go back when we stop in Costa Maya.
Sail Date: March 2019
We have been to the Mayan Chan many times and will always go back when we stop in Costa Maya. We book it online before the cruise. Wonderful place and fantastic food.
We have been to the Mayan Chan many times and will always go back when we stop in Costa Maya. We book it online before the cruise. Wonderful place and fantastic food. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Nice but a little busy...had booked a snorkel trip but "winds" made the snorkeling impracticable.
Sail Date: March 2019
Nice but a little busy...had booked a snorkel trip but "winds" made the snorkeling impracticable. went to beach instead. Crowded, service so-so, vendors hawking wears constantly, water clear but bottom had a lot of grass and
Nice but a little busy...had booked a snorkel trip but "winds" made the snorkeling impracticable. went to beach instead. Crowded, service so-so, vendors hawking wears constantly, water clear but bottom had a lot of grass and rocks. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Bus from port to La Bamba beach break.
Sail Date: March 2019
Bus from port to La Bamba beach break. Given bracelets that got us free drinks while we were there and a taxi ride back to the port. Beach and chairs were comfortable. Drinks were plentiful, food was good. Beach and water were nice. Some ... Read More
Bus from port to La Bamba beach break. Given bracelets that got us free drinks while we were there and a taxi ride back to the port. Beach and chairs were comfortable. Drinks were plentiful, food was good. Beach and water were nice. Some sea weed but not a big issue, you just swim around it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The beach area was clean and well tended.
Sail Date: March 2019
The beach area was clean and well tended. Plenty of covered lounge chairs. The water was brown as they had a bad storm a few days earlier and it turned up the water. Other areas on our drive didn't have this problem. Drinks were ... Read More
The beach area was clean and well tended. Plenty of covered lounge chairs. The water was brown as they had a bad storm a few days earlier and it turned up the water. Other areas on our drive didn't have this problem. Drinks were included. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Reserved a private beachside only 15 minutes from the port.
Sail Date: March 2019
Reserved a private beachside only 15 minutes from the port. The restaurant made fresh tacos, had beer and drinks for us and provided lounges and umbrellas right on the waterfront. Was peaceful and relaxing time for our group of 20.
Reserved a private beachside only 15 minutes from the port. The restaurant made fresh tacos, had beer and drinks for us and provided lounges and umbrellas right on the waterfront. Was peaceful and relaxing time for our group of 20. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
took the tram to the beach and stayed at the Krazy Lobster, great staff, beach is busy, minimal sea ...
Sail Date: March 2019
took the tram to the beach and stayed at the Krazy Lobster, great staff, beach is busy, minimal sea grass
took the tram to the beach and stayed at the Krazy Lobster, great staff, beach is busy, minimal sea grass Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We went on the Bacalan Fort and 7 Colors Lagoon Tour.
Sail Date: March 2019
We went on the Bacalan Fort and 7 Colors Lagoon Tour. This was a hour by bus to/from but the Lagoon was OUTSTANDING. Clear, Clean, Fresh water lagoon. Worth the trip. Carlos, the Guide was fun. The lunch was also good.
We went on the Bacalan Fort and 7 Colors Lagoon Tour. This was a hour by bus to/from but the Lagoon was OUTSTANDING. Clear, Clean, Fresh water lagoon. Worth the trip. Carlos, the Guide was fun. The lunch was also good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
First the very good .
Sail Date: March 2019
First the very good . For $50 you get unlimited food and drink both of which were excellent served by a caring attentive staff . Basic beach food done well plus excellent ceviche . It was a short taxi ride from the cruise port . The less ... Read More
First the very good . For $50 you get unlimited food and drink both of which were excellent served by a caring attentive staff . Basic beach food done well plus excellent ceviche . It was a short taxi ride from the cruise port . The less good was that we were expecting an all inclusive beach club . Mahahual is a crowded little strip filled with all you can stand vendors , beach massages and tacky bars . Jaime's is right in the middle of this . Their change rooms were their dirty washrooms . Finally their menu was limited . I had to push to get fresh fruit and no desserts were offered . How tough is it to have , flan or ice cream or cookies ? Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
High winds, heavy sea grass, but the owners and staff still made it a great day.
Sail Date: February 2019
High winds, heavy sea grass, but the owners and staff still made it a great day. Hope to go again.
High winds, heavy sea grass, but the owners and staff still made it a great day. Hope to go again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
While the area was experiencing "a seagrass blizzard" our day was still absolutely amazing.
Sail Date: February 2019
While the area was experiencing "a seagrass blizzard" our day was still absolutely amazing. We had the choice to have our money refunded but we are glad we decided to go. The owners did credit us back some money due to the ... Read More
While the area was experiencing "a seagrass blizzard" our day was still absolutely amazing. We had the choice to have our money refunded but we are glad we decided to go. The owners did credit us back some money due to the seagrass. It was not required but was appreciated! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
It was a very inexpensive taxi ride to Jaime's Blue Reef, which we booked prior to the trip.
Sail Date: February 2019
It was a very inexpensive taxi ride to Jaime's Blue Reef, which we booked prior to the trip. Drinks and excellent food were included, as well as water toys like kayaks and snorkel gear. Free Wi-Fi as well. This is not a traditional ... Read More
It was a very inexpensive taxi ride to Jaime's Blue Reef, which we booked prior to the trip. Drinks and excellent food were included, as well as water toys like kayaks and snorkel gear. Free Wi-Fi as well. This is not a traditional beach, with breaking waves, but a quiet refuge along a spot where the water is waist-deep in most spots. We waded in and saw a few stingrays and little fish just a few feet from the shore. There are tables and chairs and a lounger assigned to each guest. Jaime himself comes out to greet everyone and he is super friendly and proud of his resort. The service was excellent and everyone loved the food. The ceviche was about the best we have ever had, and the freshly made tacos/burritos, quesadillas, chips & guac/pico were all amazing. They had fresh fish brought on a platter for another guest who requested it. When it rained, we easily moved into their restaurant and continued enjoying ourselves until the sun came back out and we were right back on the sand. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
La Bamba Beach Break was great!
Sail Date: February 2019
La Bamba Beach Break was great! Very clean beach. The staff was very attentive. Open bar and the food was delicious (even though it was expensive). We got there early in the morning and were able to leave whenever we wanted. In the middle ... Read More
La Bamba Beach Break was great! Very clean beach. The staff was very attentive. Open bar and the food was delicious (even though it was expensive). We got there early in the morning and were able to leave whenever we wanted. In the middle of February, the weather prevented any good snorkeling, but the water was still warm. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Took a cab to the small beach area 5 miles from port.
Sail Date: February 2019
Took a cab to the small beach area 5 miles from port. Nothing special there. Relax on the beach or enjoy a cocktail from the locals (at least their drinks are affordable).
Took a cab to the small beach area 5 miles from port. Nothing special there. Relax on the beach or enjoy a cocktail from the locals (at least their drinks are affordable). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great day at the beach with amazing service.
Sail Date: January 2019
Great day at the beach with amazing service. Drinks and food were fantastic. The hosts were super attentive. I highly recommend Maya Chan Beach.
Great day at the beach with amazing service. Drinks and food were fantastic. The hosts were super attentive. I highly recommend Maya Chan Beach. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Was a different beach than we went to last time on this excursion but actually liked it ...
Sail Date: January 2019
Was a different beach than we went to last time on this excursion but actually liked it better....loved the idea of being able to leave when we wanted...
Was a different beach than we went to last time on this excursion but actually liked it better....loved the idea of being able to leave when we wanted... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Arriving early in the morning the music was electronic rave and played super loud.
Sail Date: January 2019
Arriving early in the morning the music was electronic rave and played super loud. We got eaten by sand fleas and had to leave early. NOT recommended
Arriving early in the morning the music was electronic rave and played super loud. We got eaten by sand fleas and had to leave early. NOT recommended Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The walk to the transportation was longer than anticipated, however it was okay.
Sail Date: January 2019
The walk to the transportation was longer than anticipated, however it was okay. The setting was lovely. A group of chairs and tables under a thatched roof. The pool was fine. The beach grass made the sea unavailable, though they ... Read More
The walk to the transportation was longer than anticipated, however it was okay. The setting was lovely. A group of chairs and tables under a thatched roof. The pool was fine. The beach grass made the sea unavailable, though they did warn us. The drinks were weak, The service was excellent and the food was excellent. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Fun time at La Bamba beach.
Sail Date: January 2019
Fun time at La Bamba beach. Lots of drinks flowing and the attendants were very fun and friendly. Clean with plenty of space for everyone.
Fun time at La Bamba beach. Lots of drinks flowing and the attendants were very fun and friendly. Clean with plenty of space for everyone. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great day!
Sail Date: January 2019
Great day! Took a taxi to a little area about 10 min. from the ship. We were greeted when we arrived and set up with loungers. We had bar and food service available without getting out of our chairs. We did massages and snorkeling ... Read More
Great day! Took a taxi to a little area about 10 min. from the ship. We were greeted when we arrived and set up with loungers. We had bar and food service available without getting out of our chairs. We did massages and snorkeling while there. Great service and great beach and day! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
If you pre-book a beach spot with Tropicana, there is NO charge.
Sail Date: December 2018
If you pre-book a beach spot with Tropicana, there is NO charge. If you don't have a reservation, it's $5/chair. Fares are posted so only pay $8 total for the short cab ride to the beach--even with 4 in the car. Beware of ... Read More
If you pre-book a beach spot with Tropicana, there is NO charge. If you don't have a reservation, it's $5/chair. Fares are posted so only pay $8 total for the short cab ride to the beach--even with 4 in the car. Beware of folks selling "all inclusive drink packages" as they aren't associated with the bar. The service was good and the staff was honest and friendly. They warn you that the "silver jewelry" isn't real nor are the "Cuban cigars," so avoid buying from the walking vendors. The had fair prices and good food. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Super easy to get to.
Sail Date: December 2018
Super easy to get to. They had our lounger reserved, and greeted us with drinks. We had a personal server the entire day, and he was fabulous. The staff spoke English, and all were very friendly. Beach is small, but water entry was ... Read More
Super easy to get to. They had our lounger reserved, and greeted us with drinks. We had a personal server the entire day, and he was fabulous. The staff spoke English, and all were very friendly. Beach is small, but water entry was free of seaweed and rocks. Water was clear and easy to access. There are vendors who will approach you, but they are not aggressive and a simple no is enough. Some of them actually have interesting things, and we bought coconuts from one. Overall we enjoyed it a lot and are planning to go back to YaYa in March. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our second stop was at Costa Maya.
Sail Date: December 2018
Our second stop was at Costa Maya. It was a rough sea day so most shore excursions were cancelled. We had reservations at Maya Chan Beach and were able to add those of us with cancelled excursions to our group. When we found out about ... Read More
Our second stop was at Costa Maya. It was a rough sea day so most shore excursions were cancelled. We had reservations at Maya Chan Beach and were able to add those of us with cancelled excursions to our group. When we found out about the cancelled excursions I emailed and texted the numbers provided and got responses back from both. They were happy to add more to our palapa. I really enjoyed this day. It's a small, kind of funky, beach club. There was a lot of sea grass that day, and it was windy, but we had a great time anyway. The food was excellent, the drinks were strong, and we were well cared for. I would go there again tomorrow if I could. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International