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.
We did Jaime's at the Blue Reef.
We did Jaime's at the Blue Reef. Very great day at the beach. The staff we a little late getting there. They only planned for the Carnival ship that got there after us. So we had to wait about 30min till they showed up, but once ... Read More
We did Jaime's at the Blue Reef. Very great day at the beach. The staff we a little late getting there. They only planned for the Carnival ship that got there after us. So we had to wait about 30min till they showed up, but once they got there, service was perfect. Food was delicious. The Beach was awesome! Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Arranged with locals to travel downtown and then to the beach.
Arranged with locals to travel downtown and then to the beach. At the beach we had several activities available. We did standup paddle board and kyaking. Then relaxed on the beach. Travel back to the dock was also provided.
Arranged with locals to travel downtown and then to the beach. At the beach we had several activities available. We did standup paddle board and kyaking. Then relaxed on the beach. Travel back to the dock was also provided. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Dull, food poor over-priced.
Dull, food poor over-priced. Drinks at bar and covered hammock good.
Dull, food poor over-priced. Drinks at bar and covered hammock good. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Ugh.
Ugh. Crowded, Expensive. No value for what you get. Stay away.
Ugh. Crowded, Expensive. No value for what you get. Stay away. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great beach and great service.
Great beach and great service. Beautiful and relaxing. Take a towel and sunscreen and some cash for a taxi and tips.
Great beach and great service. Beautiful and relaxing. Take a towel and sunscreen and some cash for a taxi and tips. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice beach, pool and drinks.
Nice beach, pool and drinks. People will try to sell you anything. Close to port.
Nice beach, pool and drinks. People will try to sell you anything. Close to port. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Beach break was fun and a good excursion.
The Beach break was fun and a good excursion. We were very thankful that we booked the excursion though because the rest of the port was incredibly dirty and gross. I do not think we would have explored the island at all if it ... Read More
The Beach break was fun and a good excursion. We were very thankful that we booked the excursion though because the rest of the port was incredibly dirty and gross. I do not think we would have explored the island at all if it wasn't for the excursion. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Costa Maya beach break.
Costa Maya beach break. Not recommended. Upon arrival to the port, the agents notified us of the seaweed problems. It was unfortunately in season, but they have people out there cleaning it up. They will refund if you decides not to go. ... Read More
Costa Maya beach break. Not recommended. Upon arrival to the port, the agents notified us of the seaweed problems. It was unfortunately in season, but they have people out there cleaning it up. They will refund if you decides not to go. The seaweed was really serious. The workers rake up bunches and wheelbarrow it to the side. We got ushered to a spot, settled down and got some all-inclusive watered down drinks. Played in the ocean with our 5 year old nephew for a bit. Nothing too exciting here, the paved beach walk has local vendors selling stuff. Our nephew later has a rash on his right arm and under his eyes... I think he might be allergic to the seaweed. If you have sensitive skin, bring Benadryl or avoid touching the seaweeds. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Almaplena Resort.
Almaplena Resort. It is a very small eco hotel. The beach was great and had plenty of room to spread out. Unfortunately the wind was so bad and the seas so choppy that we could not get in the water.
Almaplena Resort. It is a very small eco hotel. The beach was great and had plenty of room to spread out. Unfortunately the wind was so bad and the seas so choppy that we could not get in the water. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Beach club was clean and surprisingly good food.
Beach club was clean and surprisingly good food. About $80 US to feed 6 of us. Open bar was nice touch.
Beach club was clean and surprisingly good food. About $80 US to feed 6 of us. Open bar was nice touch. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Food and drinks included but service was pretty slow.
Food and drinks included but service was pretty slow. The beach was also a little dirty. Nocach Key was the name of the resort and we would not recommend it.
Food and drinks included but service was pretty slow. The beach was also a little dirty. Nocach Key was the name of the resort and we would not recommend it. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent beach, crystal clear water.
Excellent beach, crystal clear water. Some boat traffic but nothing too bad.
Excellent beach, crystal clear water. Some boat traffic but nothing too bad. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was lovely.
It was lovely. This excursion takes you to a stunningly beautiful beach that is a few miles outside of the city. For $59 a person, you get transportation back and forth, an open bar, and a beach chair. However, we found out that you can ... Read More
It was lovely. This excursion takes you to a stunningly beautiful beach that is a few miles outside of the city. For $59 a person, you get transportation back and forth, an open bar, and a beach chair. However, we found out that you can get a taxi for a couple bucks to take you to the same place. The beach truly is beautiful, and I recommend you go, just maybe do it on your own and save some cash. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We took the party bus to the beach and it was a blast.
We took the party bus to the beach and it was a blast. Drinks flowed freely and the music was fun, which was a good thing as it was a 40 minute drive. The beach itself was beautiful with soft sand, hammocks and palm trees. All drinks ... Read More
We took the party bus to the beach and it was a blast. Drinks flowed freely and the music was fun, which was a good thing as it was a 40 minute drive. The beach itself was beautiful with soft sand, hammocks and palm trees. All drinks included. The real downfall was the water. It was a dark red, brown,slimy, caustic. Virtually no one got in.It was still an enjoyable day but we love to swim so it was a major disappointment that we couldn't. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We originally had the Jeep and snorkel tour booked, but once ashore we were told the beach was full ...
We originally had the Jeep and snorkel tour booked, but once ashore we were told the beach was full of smelly seaweed and we were given the option getting a refund and booking another tour. We really appreciated this and then booked the ... Read More
We originally had the Jeep and snorkel tour booked, but once ashore we were told the beach was full of smelly seaweed and we were given the option getting a refund and booking another tour. We really appreciated this and then booked the beach break with drinks included. It was very good. We had nice chairs on the beach. Good drinks and great fish tacos. We could return to the ship anytime we wanted. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Love this place!
Love this place! A hassle to get there, but once you are it's lovely and the people fantastic!
Love this place! A hassle to get there, but once you are it's lovely and the people fantastic! Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Costa Maya is not ready yet for Cruise Lines.
Costa Maya is not ready yet for Cruise Lines. Taken to a very busy beach with open bar. It was really loud and busy. Music was not intended for kids. PASS on this one
Costa Maya is not ready yet for Cruise Lines. Taken to a very busy beach with open bar. It was really loud and busy. Music was not intended for kids. PASS on this one Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
nice beach and service - beware of sea grass
nice beach and service - beware of sea grass
nice beach and service - beware of sea grass Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We went to Pitaya Beach.
We went to Pitaya Beach. Wanted to go to their sister restaurant Yaya but they were fully booked that day. They were very nice, service was good. Great location. All of the restaurants/beach clubs are kind of lined up so really, just take ... Read More
We went to Pitaya Beach. Wanted to go to their sister restaurant Yaya but they were fully booked that day. They were very nice, service was good. Great location. All of the restaurants/beach clubs are kind of lined up so really, just take your pick. Drinks were good but was disappointed that they did not have any fish. They said that it is caught fresh so they don't have until after 12 and we had to be back on the ship by 1pm. It was $20/per person to reserve chairs but that's really just a credit so you essentially get $20 worth of food and drink by paying ahead to reserve your spot. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Beautiful beach, and the buffet was good, the drinks {which were many} were AWESOME!
Beautiful beach, and the buffet was good, the drinks {which were many} were AWESOME!
Beautiful beach, and the buffet was good, the drinks {which were many} were AWESOME! Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Mayan Chan was a very nice beach area with attentive staff and great food but I would not go back ...
Mayan Chan was a very nice beach area with attentive staff and great food but I would not go back unless they could pick up and move to a different area. When you book Mayan Chan, they are very clear about how their water is filled with ... Read More
Mayan Chan was a very nice beach area with attentive staff and great food but I would not go back unless they could pick up and move to a different area. When you book Mayan Chan, they are very clear about how their water is filled with sea grass - but I did not realize how much the sea grass would make the water look dirty and make me not want to enter the water at all. I really liked Mayan Chan but getting there was also a very unpleasant experience - you must travel along a gravel road along the sea and that road is filled with pot holes. On the way there, very close, we saw a group of what I believe were three military members with assault rifles, and sitting along the beach, we saw two military men with rifles. I'm glad I was able to go to Mayan Chan because it was a very good beach club but the beach itself was not my cup of tea and I would stay on the boat if I ever went on another cruise that stopped at Costa Maya. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Costa Maya Beach Day: leader started with a long line of us, then left behind about 10 of us.
Costa Maya Beach Day: leader started with a long line of us, then left behind about 10 of us. They had a headcount, didn't turn to see we'd been cut off as we were threaded through a dense crowd. Since we had paid $140, found ... Read More
Costa Maya Beach Day: leader started with a long line of us, then left behind about 10 of us. They had a headcount, didn't turn to see we'd been cut off as we were threaded through a dense crowd. Since we had paid $140, found our own way to the Beach, then found our way to our assigned area for the "free" beer, no food. This would have been a Disaster if less experienced. Past trips we've taken taxi and bought own beers for total $20-not $140 charged by Shorex. Only took this excursion because had extra OBC to spend. Won't repeat this excursion. No value. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took a taxi to the beach.
We took a taxi to the beach. It cost $20 to have 4 lounge chairs. The beach was beautiful but we were approached repeatedly and asked to buy bracelets, hats, leather goods, shirts, shells...you name it. There was a free pool in the port ... Read More
We took a taxi to the beach. It cost $20 to have 4 lounge chairs. The beach was beautiful but we were approached repeatedly and asked to buy bracelets, hats, leather goods, shirts, shells...you name it. There was a free pool in the port and if I were to do this over, I might have stayed there. Not my cup of tea. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Even with sea grass in full force, they were amazing and tended to our every need.
Even with sea grass in full force, they were amazing and tended to our every need. Began with informing us of the sea grass and offering full refund if we didn't want to go or discount if we still went. Stella the house cat gives ... Read More
Even with sea grass in full force, they were amazing and tended to our every need. Began with informing us of the sea grass and offering full refund if we didn't want to go or discount if we still went. Stella the house cat gives kisses upon request; be sure to ask for one! Lunch was amazing and we wanted to nothing all day long. Christy was a great host. We are already missing palapa number one! We will book every time we are in Costa Maya! Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We tool the Beach Getaway tour with the cruise line.
We tool the Beach Getaway tour with the cruise line. We wished we chose another excursion. While the beach was ok, it was a small area. The venue looked abandoned and very run down. There were MANY people set up with booths to sell pure ... Read More
We tool the Beach Getaway tour with the cruise line. We wished we chose another excursion. While the beach was ok, it was a small area. The venue looked abandoned and very run down. There were MANY people set up with booths to sell pure junk and they were bothersome as you walked by. It was described as a resort area, but this looked like the cheapest and poorly run resort around. They offered drinks with the excursion, but I didn't trust anything from here that wasn't bottled, so we didn't drink anything. There was a pool area, but I also wouldn't trust that someone was monitoring the chemicals so the water would be safe. We did get to take a taxi back at our leisure and they were easy to get once we were ready. It was overall so disappointing and I don't think this beach and venue were a good representation of the area, sadly. I hope they change the destination for this excursion! Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line