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Address: Costa Maya | Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Worth a visit - surprisingly good

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Cancun, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

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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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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Oahu
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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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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The tour was great and had lots of insight but personally I think that 4 hours at this location is a bit long. There is A LOT to take in, but personally I think half that time at the location would have been just as informative and as cultural.

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Maitland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This tour was perfect. It was a short walk outside the gates and then a 40 minute air conditioned van ride to the site. Joel was our tourguide and a Mayan himself. He was very knowledgeable and kind and the bus driver Saul was just as kind giving us ice cold water, cold towels and bringing umbrellas in case it... More 

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New England - USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Our tour group visited a number of ruins (like Aztec and Mayan) while we were in Mexico and Central America. You would think that if you have seen one ruin, you have seen them all, but that isn't the case. Each one has a different character and spirit. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive guides added so much to our tour... More 

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Address: Costa Maya | Quintana Roo, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula

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