Costa Maya Beach Break 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sail Date: December 2018
La Bamba beach resort was so good. The water was clear & beautiful with no visible sea grass in the water. The waiters will try to direct you to their section but sit where you want & then make sure it's your waiter taking ... Read More
La Bamba beach resort was so good. The water was clear & beautiful with no visible sea grass in the water. The waiters will try to direct you to their section but sit where you want & then make sure it's your waiter taking care of you as they do try to take your order. I would definitely do this again. It is not a shuttle come & go as advertised, you are loaded on a bus, given a wrist band that acts as your cab fare back. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: December 2018
Very rustic beach club. Traveled through a very poor section of Mexico for 25 minutes before getting to the beach. The water wasn’t clear and the bar and restrooms were converted cargo containers. It took quite a while for a taxi to ... Read More
Very rustic beach club. Traveled through a very poor section of Mexico for 25 minutes before getting to the beach. The water wasn’t clear and the bar and restrooms were converted cargo containers. It took quite a while for a taxi to arrive to take us back to the ship. Would not recommend this excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: December 2018
Just take a taxi to the beach outside the gate of the port, it will cost you $ 8 USD for up to 4 people in a small cab to the beach, There is only one beach so go and get a 4 20 DOLLAR message while there.
Just take a taxi to the beach outside the gate of the port, it will cost you $ 8 USD for up to 4 people in a small cab to the beach, There is only one beach so go and get a 4 20 DOLLAR message while there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: December 2018
It was rustic, although I may have expected too much. I don't have to do it again. Was disappointed in the water, as I could not see my feet while standing in the murky water.
It was rustic, although I may have expected too much. I don't have to do it again. Was disappointed in the water, as I could not see my feet while standing in the murky water. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: December 2018
We had initially booked a catamaran and snorkel excursion with Celebrity. Rough sea conditions forced the excursion operator to cancel our activity. They offered other land based excursions. We decided to go for a beach break to a newly ... Read More
We had initially booked a catamaran and snorkel excursion with Celebrity. Rough sea conditions forced the excursion operator to cancel our activity. They offered other land based excursions. We decided to go for a beach break to a newly inaugurated beach club some 20 minutes away from the port (La Bamba beach club). The beach club itself was quite nice. Simple but clean and new installations. Service at the beach was very good (the excursion included an open bar) and efficient. The only problem was the water. To our surprise, the ocean water was brown with a good quantity of sea weed and plastic/paper items. To the beach operator defense, there was 4 folks that spent the whole day raking the sand to get rid of the sea weed. They work non stop to keep the beach clean and they did succeed. But there is nothing they could do with murkiness of the water and the floating items. It did not stop us from enjoying the beach break, but it did put a bit of a damper on the experience. But again, service was very good, transportation fine and well organized and the staff all they could to have the place real clean. The benefit of having booked our original excursion was that we got reimbursed the cancelled tour the same day and we paid the beach break on our Sea Pass. So no cash to pay. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: November 2018
This actually was NOT the Excursion we set up to go on. We were scheduled for the Catamaran Tour (this was the 2nd time we tried getting this Excursion) - it was cancelled once we got to Port due to high winds so when we got off the Ship ... Read More
This actually was NOT the Excursion we set up to go on. We were scheduled for the Catamaran Tour (this was the 2nd time we tried getting this Excursion) - it was cancelled once we got to Port due to high winds so when we got off the Ship there was a person there and wanted to know if we would want to go to the Beach Break and Snorkeling instead and all inclusive drinks included for $79 --- do we did it just so we would have something to do. The beach itself was ok -- but it was a beautiful day. We got there and they put us in an area with a ground lounge chair and umbrella - which was fine and the waiter Santos was great. On the beach there were several vendors selling things right behind us and as expected once you step up in that area you are hounded for everything - which i know is typical - most were fairly nice about the word No but there were a few that was just rude. We were just kind of dropped off at this beach and we really just sat in the water all day and drank - which was fine - but I think it was just so last minute for them to fill it up once the Catamaran was cancelled. Also there was a small pool behind the beach - which was just ok. This was a lazy beach day which was nice, but the beach and area was just ok. NCL was nice enough to discount the excursion for us. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: November 2018
All inclusive private resort with transportation. Can't say enough good things
All inclusive private resort with transportation. Can't say enough good things Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: November 2018
Very nice. For $40 we got two lounge chairs right by the beach. we had a palm tree hanging over us that gave us shade. we did the non alcoholic version so we got soda and smoothies all we wanted. and a plate of chicken taco, quesidollos, ... Read More
Very nice. For $40 we got two lounge chairs right by the beach. we had a palm tree hanging over us that gave us shade. we did the non alcoholic version so we got soda and smoothies all we wanted. and a plate of chicken taco, quesidollos, chips and guacamole. The beach was nice, very sandy no rocks. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: November 2018
We just started walking and ended up on a 2 hour walk along the beaches. It was perfect.
We just started walking and ended up on a 2 hour walk along the beaches. It was perfect. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: November 2018
included with salsa making tour, beach not good
included with salsa making tour, beach not good Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: November 2018
Jaimes Blue Reef Club was the highlight of the entire trip. He and his staff made for the best day of the trip. Food and drinks and beach and relaxation all rolled into one.
Jaimes Blue Reef Club was the highlight of the entire trip. He and his staff made for the best day of the trip. Food and drinks and beach and relaxation all rolled into one. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: November 2018
The resort we were supposed to visit cancelled because of the weed on the beach. We were taken to a resort ten minutes from the ship which was nice enough but not nearly worth the money we paid.
The resort we were supposed to visit cancelled because of the weed on the beach. We were taken to a resort ten minutes from the ship which was nice enough but not nearly worth the money we paid. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: October 2018
The beach is not nice and it smells bad.
The beach is not nice and it smells bad. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Sail Date: September 2018
The absolute best beach day/all inclusive experience ever! Limited attendance, individual beach huts, fabulous food and drinks, and the most accommodating staff ever. Even though the water and sea grass made the beach a little ugly, it ... Read More
The absolute best beach day/all inclusive experience ever! Limited attendance, individual beach huts, fabulous food and drinks, and the most accommodating staff ever. Even though the water and sea grass made the beach a little ugly, it didn't impact the good time had by all. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: August 2018
Water was nice and blue, but there was an issue with brown seaweed, food was delicious
Water was nice and blue, but there was an issue with brown seaweed, food was delicious Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: August 2018
This was our 4th visit to Maya Chan, maybe 5th. As always, we truly enjoy our day. Again the water is not great at shore due to the winds and seaweed but we love the staff, service, our palapa, the amazing food and drinks, massages, and ... Read More
This was our 4th visit to Maya Chan, maybe 5th. As always, we truly enjoy our day. Again the water is not great at shore due to the winds and seaweed but we love the staff, service, our palapa, the amazing food and drinks, massages, and this time we kayaked out to close to the reef. The water was crystal clear and warm. should have brought out some snorkel gear...next time for sure. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: August 2018
It was a relaxing beach day that included a Mexican Buffet with Beverages (Liquor included). We had to go to another beach further away because of all the seaweed that landed on the beaches. Overall, we had a great time. Don't forget ... Read More
It was a relaxing beach day that included a Mexican Buffet with Beverages (Liquor included). We had to go to another beach further away because of all the seaweed that landed on the beaches. Overall, we had a great time. Don't forget your swim shoes as there are rocks on the beach. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises