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.
Went to Maya Chan for the day.
Went to Maya Chan for the day. So glad we did. It was perfect! Best tacos I’ve ever had. Service was outstanding
Went to Maya Chan for the day. So glad we did. It was perfect! Best tacos I’ve ever had. Service was outstanding Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The ride was bumpy, but so worth it.
The ride was bumpy, but so worth it. An excellent beach day where we were treated like royalty. Probably the best food of the whole vacation.
The ride was bumpy, but so worth it. An excellent beach day where we were treated like royalty. Probably the best food of the whole vacation. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Pricy buy VERY GOOD!
Pricy buy VERY GOOD! We were celebrating a special occasion and enjoyed every minute
Pricy buy VERY GOOD! We were celebrating a special occasion and enjoyed every minute Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We went to the YaYa Beach Club for an all inclusive beach day.
We went to the YaYa Beach Club for an all inclusive beach day. Left after one hour. It was not clean. The beach had about 15 yards of thick seaweed so you couldn’t even get in the water. Out of two drinks ordered, neither were drinkable. ... Read More
We went to the YaYa Beach Club for an all inclusive beach day. Left after one hour. It was not clean. The beach had about 15 yards of thick seaweed so you couldn’t even get in the water. Out of two drinks ordered, neither were drinkable. We didn’t even try the food. Would not recommend at all! Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Wanted to snorkel again, but it was quite windy and also lots of weeds on shore.
Wanted to snorkel again, but it was quite windy and also lots of weeds on shore. They did have staff raking all the time, but there was a lot, water was murky. We just lounged and relaxed. Which was still nice.
Wanted to snorkel again, but it was quite windy and also lots of weeds on shore. They did have staff raking all the time, but there was a lot, water was murky. We just lounged and relaxed. Which was still nice. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Highly recommend Maya Chan beach break.
Highly recommend Maya Chan beach break. Transportation, awesome fresh taco bar, all beverages, water activities (kayak, snorkel, floaters, etc.), and chairs/cabana included. We will be using them again! Found them on TripAdvisor.
Highly recommend Maya Chan beach break. Transportation, awesome fresh taco bar, all beverages, water activities (kayak, snorkel, floaters, etc.), and chairs/cabana included. We will be using them again! Found them on TripAdvisor. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The beach were to go to was closed because of high winds so they offered another spot which was in ...
The beach were to go to was closed because of high winds so they offered another spot which was in my mind, inferior. They did offer to to refund us the money before we went so they did their part.
The beach were to go to was closed because of high winds so they offered another spot which was in my mind, inferior. They did offer to to refund us the money before we went so they did their part. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Went and left early.
Went and left early. Plastic floating in the water, so not interested in going into the ocean to swim. Went back to the pier and found that the market had a free pool with lounge chairs and with restaurants and shops surrounding it, ... Read More
Went and left early. Plastic floating in the water, so not interested in going into the ocean to swim. Went back to the pier and found that the market had a free pool with lounge chairs and with restaurants and shops surrounding it, stayed a while and enjoyed the swim Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Because boat arrived so late, had truncated experience, especially with 45-minute drive to get to ...
Because boat arrived so late, had truncated experience, especially with 45-minute drive to get to this beach club. It is a lovely place, but travel to and from just takes too long, especially if you have a line-shortened day ashore.
Because boat arrived so late, had truncated experience, especially with 45-minute drive to get to this beach club. It is a lovely place, but travel to and from just takes too long, especially if you have a line-shortened day ashore. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
A long ride that was not expected.
A long ride that was not expected. We rode in a van. If you are disabled, you should not go on this, strictly because they drive like there are no bumps in the road. My back was killing me after that ride. But the beach, food, facility ... Read More
A long ride that was not expected. We rode in a van. If you are disabled, you should not go on this, strictly because they drive like there are no bumps in the road. My back was killing me after that ride. But the beach, food, facility was very good. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
relaxing beach was ok for swimming not the best beach though
relaxing beach was ok for swimming not the best beach though
relaxing beach was ok for swimming not the best beach though Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Fourth and last port was Costa May.
Fourth and last port was Costa May. We decided to go to another beach club (All inclusive beach break CMY42) at a cost of 69 dollar. This included the entry fee, lunch and open bar. The place was not OK. The beach and water was not that ... Read More
Fourth and last port was Costa May. We decided to go to another beach club (All inclusive beach break CMY42) at a cost of 69 dollar. This included the entry fee, lunch and open bar. The place was not OK. The beach and water was not that nice. Don’t expect a turquoise beach with clear water. It was kind of muddy and the ocean bottom was very uneven. The club itself was understaffed as there was a long lineup for the bar all the time. The weather was nice and we spent 4 hours in our sun chairs before going back to the ship. Going through the small port of Costa Maya ( not the city itself) we realized that we would have been better off if we would have stayed there by the pool and bar. Somewhat later we also spoke to some other passengers who had taken a cab to the local public beach. They had a great time and they loved it. Clear water and a nice sandy beach. So if we get back to Costa Maya in the future, we know where to go. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Very relaxing beach.
Very relaxing beach. Watered down drinks and over priced poor quality food.
Very relaxing beach. Watered down drinks and over priced poor quality food. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The beach was beautiful, but too crowded, for us.
The beach was beautiful, but too crowded, for us. however, at the end of the rci beach, there was another, that was perfect, that we paid an additional $15 per person for. i think the blue cay bar/grill owns it. the water was incredibly ... Read More
The beach was beautiful, but too crowded, for us. however, at the end of the rci beach, there was another, that was perfect, that we paid an additional $15 per person for. i think the blue cay bar/grill owns it. the water was incredibly beautiful, and clear, and our sons found a great scuba tour, nearby. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The Jungle Beach Break Excursion was great!
The Jungle Beach Break Excursion was great! There were a lot of people lined up outside the ship for this excursion so I thought it would be too crowded. But it wasn't! It was so well run that we waited about 20 minutes at the pier, ... Read More
The Jungle Beach Break Excursion was great! There were a lot of people lined up outside the ship for this excursion so I thought it would be too crowded. But it wasn't! It was so well run that we waited about 20 minutes at the pier, got our wrist bands, and got on an open air thatched roof shuttle for the 5 minute ride to the beach. We weren't packed into the shuttle like sardines, it was all friendly. We were met by our waiter who showed us to our very cushy, high class deck chairs and took our drink order (drinks are included in the excursion but not food). We swam in the beautiful pool, used the clean and fancy toilet facility, sat on our shaded deck chairs, and swam and snorkeled on the beach. No vendors. There were vendors behind us on the little pedestrian street along with some small shops which was perfect. Despite there being a lot of tourists, it didn't feel over crowded. We stayed for four hours and then went back to the ship in a paid taxi (included in the excursion)-- it was easy to find where the taxis were and there were people in charge of putting tourists into taxis, it was very safe and supervised. We did some souvenir shopping at the beach and it was better than the vendors at the pier. Friendlier and cheaper. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We've been here several times, but never went to Mahahaul beach--WHY?
We've been here several times, but never went to Mahahaul beach--WHY? It was awesome! $3 pp trolley ride there and $2 pp cab back. You can catch a cab there and save $1, but you have to walk a little ways. We reserved chairs at ... Read More
We've been here several times, but never went to Mahahaul beach--WHY? It was awesome! $3 pp trolley ride there and $2 pp cab back. You can catch a cab there and save $1, but you have to walk a little ways. We reserved chairs at Tropicante, and I would highly recommend--no charge, but a great walkable beach, with amazing food (guacamole--and nachos--so authentic-yum!) massages $20 for a 1/2 hour and $30 for an hour plus tip. For 5 of us, we got 12 beers, 3 half hour massages, chips and guac, and nachos for $100 for the day--awesome! Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We booked a day beach pass with Barefoot Beach Hotel, which included the beach stay and drinks and, ...
We booked a day beach pass with Barefoot Beach Hotel, which included the beach stay and drinks and, it was wonderful!! We took the town buggy on to the Beach and word to the wise, where the town buggy drops you is a good 8 minute walk to ... Read More
We booked a day beach pass with Barefoot Beach Hotel, which included the beach stay and drinks and, it was wonderful!! We took the town buggy on to the Beach and word to the wise, where the town buggy drops you is a good 8 minute walk to Bare Foot Beach. So for the same $3pp, I'd suggest taking a taxi, which will drop you off much closer. However, the whole "broad walk" path to the Mahajual beach is littered with stores and restaurants, which is great for people watching and browsing around. At the Hotel, it was very easy to confirm our booking and we were assigned a waiter named Cain who was incredibly friendly and hard-working. He ferried us to our seats, took our drink and food orders and basically spent the day being our "go-for". He was great! Of all our stops, I loved Costa Maya the best, due to the really friendly service- I made friends with Eduardo and his chihuahua Abby, lol, the wonderful beach, with crystal clear waters and the great food!! Everything was simple, fresh and good and i really have nothing bad to say. I thoroughly enjoyed this stop and would highly recommend Cain and the crew at Barefoot Beach Hotel. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a nice excursion, but mostly just a lot of swimming with little to see in the water.
This was a nice excursion, but mostly just a lot of swimming with little to see in the water. The beach was nice just to relax on, but there was a lot of pressure to buy things and that got old quickly.
This was a nice excursion, but mostly just a lot of swimming with little to see in the water. The beach was nice just to relax on, but there was a lot of pressure to buy things and that got old quickly. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Although it was a bit of a walk to get to the meeting point, and a very bumpy ride to get to and ...
Although it was a bit of a walk to get to the meeting point, and a very bumpy ride to get to and from Maya Chan, we loved our day there! The beach was very natural and the water not especially beautiful due to the nearby mangroves, but it ... Read More
Although it was a bit of a walk to get to the meeting point, and a very bumpy ride to get to and from Maya Chan, we loved our day there! The beach was very natural and the water not especially beautiful due to the nearby mangroves, but it was so peaceful and beautiful and the food and service were spectacular. I love authentic Mexican food and the taco buffet was sublime! Food, drinks, round-trip transportation and private shaded cabanas were all included in the price. The only disappointment was the massages. They were reasonably priced ($45 for an hour) but frankly were pretty bad and killed an hour that we could have enjoyed on the beach. I would skip those the next time. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We went and had an All inclusive day on the beach with great Mayan food, drinks and massages.
We went and had an All inclusive day on the beach with great Mayan food, drinks and massages.
We went and had an All inclusive day on the beach with great Mayan food, drinks and massages. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Took a taxi to Tropicante, $10 with tip.
Took a taxi to Tropicante, $10 with tip. Had made a previous on line reservation. It was a nice beach day. We are not drinkers so we did not want all inclusive. We ate a big breakfast before so just snacked on and off all day. Food ... Read More
Took a taxi to Tropicante, $10 with tip. Had made a previous on line reservation. It was a nice beach day. We are not drinkers so we did not want all inclusive. We ate a big breakfast before so just snacked on and off all day. Food and soft drinks totaled about $50 Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Not very good swimming.
Not very good swimming. Too shallow to swim unless you go more than 100 ft. from shore. Very stony, uneven and lots of floating weeds or whatever. Very crowded, lots of screaming kids. Anyway we had a good lunch at a beachside spot.
Not very good swimming. Too shallow to swim unless you go more than 100 ft. from shore. Very stony, uneven and lots of floating weeds or whatever. Very crowded, lots of screaming kids. Anyway we had a good lunch at a beachside spot. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Lovely small beach/resort complex.
Lovely small beach/resort complex. We would love to come back and stay for a few days. Food selection and availability was extremely limited and needs to be improved.
Lovely small beach/resort complex. We would love to come back and stay for a few days. Food selection and availability was extremely limited and needs to be improved. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Included free food and drinks.
Included free food and drinks. Enjoyed the sunny weather and calm beach water, outer breakers help to keep water calm. Food was great and our server was attentive to our needs. We did get the occasional sales pitch from the locals but they ... Read More
Included free food and drinks. Enjoyed the sunny weather and calm beach water, outer breakers help to keep water calm. Food was great and our server was attentive to our needs. We did get the occasional sales pitch from the locals but they were polite and not pushy even when they saw my wife buy something we were NOT suddenly surrounded by locals as mentioned by other cruiser comments. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Uvero Beach.
Uvero Beach. Only 40 or so people were on this excursion with us. Had a great time, felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. Would do this excursion again.
Uvero Beach. Only 40 or so people were on this excursion with us. Had a great time, felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. Would do this excursion again. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International