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Address: Costa Maya | Quintana Roo, Mexico
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My family and I booked this excursion as part of our Western Caribbean Cruise. We were met at the pier by Ismael who we thought was just our driver but in fact was our Mayan ruin... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Buffalo, New York

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My family and I booked this excursion as part of our Western Caribbean Cruise. We were met at the pier by Ismael who we thought was just our driver but in fact was our Mayan ruin expert as well. The ride to the park was filled with stories of Mexico and the ruins which made it seem much faster than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Costa Maya was the last stop on our recent Carnival Cruise. I'd heard this area was very poor and that there wasn't much to do outside of the port. As soon as you land, you can tell they want to keep you at the port as there are a couple of pools and a LOT of bars. We booked this... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

It's been nearly four months since my partner and I went on NCL's Western Caribbean Cruise last April 2015. Costa Maya was the last town on our itinerary and while at port, we signed up for our most expensive shore excursion yet (It cost over $100 per person!) and it was the trip to the Chacchoben Mayan Runs. If you... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

After been at other ruins like Chichen Itza , Coba or Tulum this is really not worth the trip. I have the feeling that these ruins were made more touristic for people coming in cruises to Mahahual. Truth is the place is well conserved and looks great but there is not much to say about this place other than it... More 

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boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was an excursion on a cruise. We bought it independently through Native Choice after reading about them. We paid about $55 each. It is a walk to their shop maybe 10 min. We didn't mind but if its hot it would make sense to get a quick ride. We walked there and back. Very easy directions. I wish I... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Did a holiday cruise with Carnival and decided to use non-Carnival excursions at 3 of our 4 ports. This Native Choice tour our of Costa Maya was highly rated on trip advisor as well as several good write-ups on cruisecritic.com. We had Eric as our guide an he was absolutely great. His passion for the ruins is obvious (shared some... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Visiting the Mayan Ruins on your own can be a lot less expensive than booking a tour through the cruise line or even booking a private tour. Once you disembark from the ship, go past the tour operators selling tour packages (not much cheaper than those booked through the cruise) from what is offered on the ship. Go past them,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Tampa family on Carnival cruise. Booked Native Choice after seeing great reviews on Tripadvisor. Eric was our tour guide. Glad we booked them on our own and not through Carnival as it was better, faster, much smaller and more personalized. Erick was a fantastic guide, extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We really enjoyed the tour. Definitely recommend them and Erick!

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Silverado, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A fairly recent discovery, the Chaccohoben ruins are a wonderful example of Mayan cultural heritage that should not be missed by any history lover, and indeed, by anyone wishing to make a connection with the past. Whether one likes this tour/site depends very much upon how long it is, with whom it is booked, the quality and knowledge of the... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Apparently the Mexican government has forgotten to cut down all the shade trees and cover the sacred grounds of this temple with concrete, because it is still a wonderful place to visit! Our tour guide Miguel was wonderful, informative, and made a great photographer! He went above and beyond, by telling my girlfriend about all the medicinal plants and trees... More 

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