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.
-Beautiful beach with ample shade or full sun loungers.
-Beautiful beach with ample shade or full sun loungers. Beverage include and menu items were hearty and inexpensive. Mini-zipline over the water is free fun. Bring or borrow a snorkel or kayak for free too.
-Beautiful beach with ample shade or full sun loungers. Beverage include and menu items were hearty and inexpensive. Mini-zipline over the water is free fun. Bring or borrow a snorkel or kayak for free too. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
LOVED this beach break!
LOVED this beach break! We will definitely be returning.
LOVED this beach break! We will definitely be returning. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A great day as much or as little as you want,kayaking,snorkelling relaxing, drinking Cocktails and ...
A great day as much or as little as you want,kayaking,snorkelling relaxing, drinking Cocktails and great food and service.
A great day as much or as little as you want,kayaking,snorkelling relaxing, drinking Cocktails and great food and service. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
I emailed before I left to Steve Uhl at Tropicate beach he emailed back about holding beach chairs, ...
I emailed before I left to Steve Uhl at Tropicate beach he emailed back about holding beach chairs, great beach side messages for $30/hr. Food and drink were excellent.
I emailed before I left to Steve Uhl at Tropicate beach he emailed back about holding beach chairs, great beach side messages for $30/hr. Food and drink were excellent. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Yaya Beach Club.
Yaya Beach Club. This was the best excursion of all. The beach was AMAZING. all drinks were included with the price and the service was the best. The massages on the beach were great too.
Yaya Beach Club. This was the best excursion of all. The beach was AMAZING. all drinks were included with the price and the service was the best. The massages on the beach were great too. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We didn't do an ship-sponsored excursion but decided to just get off the boat like we did in Roatan.
We didn't do an ship-sponsored excursion but decided to just get off the boat like we did in Roatan. We ended up doing an excursion that really wasn't -- a company that works with Norwegian but isn't necessarily Norwegian ... Read More
We didn't do an ship-sponsored excursion but decided to just get off the boat like we did in Roatan. We ended up doing an excursion that really wasn't -- a company that works with Norwegian but isn't necessarily Norwegian sold us a beach excursion. We paid with our room card and it was priced like a ship-sponsored excursion. It was more expensive than Roatan. It was a similar set up to Roatan, they take you to a resort and the resort gives you a chair/umbrella at the beach. However, the resort fee was included in this trip. It was a much nicer ride as well -- a huge charter bus. The resort was much nicer than in Roatan. No vendors, and we got a chair with a nice canopy over it. Free drinks were included, but you had to pay if you wanted food and gratuity wasn't included. They had waiters circulating that would bring food/drinks. We ordered fries and salsa, and both were delicious. I recommend eating here. The water was the downfall of this trip. It was murky with a lot of debris and seaweed. It didn't feel as safe because there was no buoys -- there was a sign that said don't swim beyond the buoys, but I did not see one marker. Everything else was so nice, but I didn't enjoy swimming or snorkeling as much as Roatan. I did enjoy actually laying on the beach here.So peaceful I fell asleep. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Salsa making and Salsa dancing tour.
Salsa making and Salsa dancing tour. Too much talking, not enough making. Chips for lunch a little light. Would have been nice to have a taco or something. No selection in margarita's so you couldn't sample different types, and ... Read More
Salsa making and Salsa dancing tour. Too much talking, not enough making. Chips for lunch a little light. Would have been nice to have a taco or something. No selection in margarita's so you couldn't sample different types, and could not sample or taste the types of tequila. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Hired outside of port entrance local group with golf carts which we drove ourselves with good ...
Hired outside of port entrance local group with golf carts which we drove ourselves with good directions to beach, cannot be sure name, may be West Bay beach private beach with tables and thatch roofed cabanas and lounge chairs included, ... Read More
Hired outside of port entrance local group with golf carts which we drove ourselves with good directions to beach, cannot be sure name, may be West Bay beach private beach with tables and thatch roofed cabanas and lounge chairs included, great beach and water, free kyacks, ate at Crazy Lobster, good food, tacos. Seems like it was about $100 for all day for eight of us. Good experience. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Uvero Beach Club.
Uvero Beach Club. We've been to this beach in the past and have always enjoyed the water (except for the seaweed). However, the workers are never friendly and appear annoyed with visitors.
Uvero Beach Club. We've been to this beach in the past and have always enjoyed the water (except for the seaweed). However, the workers are never friendly and appear annoyed with visitors. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I couldn't wait to get off the ship, so we could head to one of my favorite places - Maya Chan.
I couldn't wait to get off the ship, so we could head to one of my favorite places - Maya Chan. We went last year and fell in love with the place. This year, as returning guests, they even gave us a discount:) We were the first people ... Read More
I couldn't wait to get off the ship, so we could head to one of my favorite places - Maya Chan. We went last year and fell in love with the place. This year, as returning guests, they even gave us a discount:) We were the first people there and we stayed until 3. Why do I loved it there? The lovely palapa, with chairs hammocks and our our little bed? The rum punch, fresh guacamole and chips they greet you with? Or maybe the delicious drinks? Wonderful, fresh lunch? Excellent service? Yummy drinks? All of the above! Last year, my DD and her BFF actually asked if we had to go back to the ship :) They were joking of course, but that kind of summed it up as to how LOVELY it is. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Amazing service.
Amazing service. Had all-inclusive and the beach was gorgeous.
Amazing service. Had all-inclusive and the beach was gorgeous. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very rough surf.
Very rough surf. Hard to snorkel. They changed the beach to UVero. It was a dirty beach. Pay for the food and the free drinks were watered down. We ended up getting a refund.
Very rough surf. Hard to snorkel. They changed the beach to UVero. It was a dirty beach. Pay for the food and the free drinks were watered down. We ended up getting a refund. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great value!
Great value! Low prices and free beach access!
Great value! Low prices and free beach access! Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice beach, but crowded and the food was NOT good.
Nice beach, but crowded and the food was NOT good. Overpriced for the "all inclusive"...
Nice beach, but crowded and the food was NOT good. Overpriced for the "all inclusive"... Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Nohoch Kay Beach Bar and Restaurant was good.
Nohoch Kay Beach Bar and Restaurant was good. Food and drinks good quality, beach very nice, pretty good service, but not great. Not crowded at all. Takes 10 minutes to get their by taxi - $2 per person. on far side of MAHAHUAL. ... Read More
Nohoch Kay Beach Bar and Restaurant was good. Food and drinks good quality, beach very nice, pretty good service, but not great. Not crowded at all. Takes 10 minutes to get their by taxi - $2 per person. on far side of MAHAHUAL. Recommended. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We had a beach day at YAYA day resort!!!
We had a beach day at YAYA day resort!!! I would highly recommend the resort!! The beach was breathing taking!!! We had a beautiful view and the food was very good!!! You never had an empty glass!!! We had an amazing DAY!!!
We had a beach day at YAYA day resort!!! I would highly recommend the resort!! The beach was breathing taking!!! We had a beautiful view and the food was very good!!! You never had an empty glass!!! We had an amazing DAY!!! Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Highlight of our 11 days, can't wait to go back!
Highlight of our 11 days, can't wait to go back!
Highlight of our 11 days, can't wait to go back! Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Was not too bad, your typical Mexican beach type resort, its no Cancun but worth a ship visit only.
Was not too bad, your typical Mexican beach type resort, its no Cancun but worth a ship visit only.
Was not too bad, your typical Mexican beach type resort, its no Cancun but worth a ship visit only. Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Too expensive, could have done on our own for next to nothing.
Too expensive, could have done on our own for next to nothing. Our original excursion was canceled due to winds and at the dock my daughter chose this beach day.
Too expensive, could have done on our own for next to nothing. Our original excursion was canceled due to winds and at the dock my daughter chose this beach day. Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Our destination was changed when we got onboard.
Our destination was changed when we got onboard. The new place was too crowded to even find a chair, never mind get near the water. Originally the food was included in the price, and we didn't realize that changed too and almost ... Read More
Our destination was changed when we got onboard. The new place was too crowded to even find a chair, never mind get near the water. Originally the food was included in the price, and we didn't realize that changed too and almost left without paying. Not too happy with this one - the reason we cruise is for the beach and the water. Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Loved the salsa making and salsa dancing.
Loved the salsa making and salsa dancing. We had so much fun making the salsa and then getting to eat it. Margueritas were great. Salsa dancing was a blast. The beaches are beautiful. Favorite stop on the cruise.
Loved the salsa making and salsa dancing. We had so much fun making the salsa and then getting to eat it. Margueritas were great. Salsa dancing was a blast. The beaches are beautiful. Favorite stop on the cruise. Read Less
Sail Date February 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We decided to do "our own thing" in Costa Maya.
We decided to do "our own thing" in Costa Maya. We took a taxi to a beach strip about 1-2 miles from the cruise port. Taxi cost was $2pp. Ended up at a beautiful beach boardwalk with lots of local vendors and restaurants. The ... Read More
We decided to do "our own thing" in Costa Maya. We took a taxi to a beach strip about 1-2 miles from the cruise port. Taxi cost was $2pp. Ended up at a beautiful beach boardwalk with lots of local vendors and restaurants. The restaurants have a portion of the beach in front of their shop that they own, I think and allow their patrons to use beach chairs, tables, etc. I don't think purchase is required, I saw some people just utilize the beach w/o eating or drinking, but I think that's it's frowned upon. I can't, for the life of me, remember the name of the restaurant we ate at, but there were many that looked wonderful, we chose this one because it had a nice stretch of beach in front of it. Great (and cheap) margaritas and guac/chips. Waiters were incredibly attentive and really went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Beach was incredible! Just like the pictures you see...clear, blue water--just like a pool w/white sand! Hope to go back some day! Read Less
Sail Date January 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was the Tabyana beach trip.
This was the Tabyana beach trip. The open bar was a nice surprise. That was also a problem with those who abused it and drank too much. The music was blasted way too loud to carry on conversations with our friends -- all urban/techno and ... Read More
This was the Tabyana beach trip. The open bar was a nice surprise. That was also a problem with those who abused it and drank too much. The music was blasted way too loud to carry on conversations with our friends -- all urban/techno and hip hop. We finally left after moving several times and finding it impossible to get away from cigar and cigarette smoke everywhere. The water was full of trash -- seaweed, bottle caps, plastic -- but they had people out there picking it out by the tubful the whole time we were there so they knew it was a problem. Rest rooms were rather tight and rudimentary. Read Less
Sail Date January 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Avoid the pushy sales folks at port trying to get you to ride the towable sightseeing cars.
Avoid the pushy sales folks at port trying to get you to ride the towable sightseeing cars. We asked many times where to find the Yellow Cabs a recommendation made by our beach resort and over and over we were either told they would get us ... Read More
Avoid the pushy sales folks at port trying to get you to ride the towable sightseeing cars. We asked many times where to find the Yellow Cabs a recommendation made by our beach resort and over and over we were either told they would get us to our beach or they did not understand what yellow cab was. After consulting with a security guard he pointed us to the cab station a few hundred yards away. Cab Cost $2 per person. 2nd time there, Small intimate, Food and drinks included as are beach toys and Kayaks. Food is amazing as are the drinks. Shout out To Matt From Minnesota. He is living the dream. Read Less
Sail Date December 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
In Costa Maya, we booked a beach excursion with ShoreExcursioneer for $120 for two.
In Costa Maya, we booked a beach excursion with ShoreExcursioneer for $120 for two. This included all you can drink, lunch, 60 minute massages for both of us (wonderful!), one hour snorkel rental, and one hour kayak rental. We had a ... Read More
In Costa Maya, we booked a beach excursion with ShoreExcursioneer for $120 for two. This included all you can drink, lunch, 60 minute massages for both of us (wonderful!), one hour snorkel rental, and one hour kayak rental. We had a great time relaxing on the beach, laying in the hammock, and enjoying the ocean breeze. My lunch of steak nachos was delicious. Visit Samuel, the proprietor of the Tipsy Turtle and the Barefoot Beach Club for wonderful service and a great day at the beach. Read Less
Sail Date December 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line