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Address: Av. Paseo del Puerto #1021, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
Phone Number: +52(998)869-3346
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Description: Costa Maya Shore Excursions for guests from all cruise lines.

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Mayan Experience - It can't get any better than this!

I was on a cruise with Norwegian Cruise lines in December 2014. Instead of going with the tour arranged via the cruise line, I decided to go with The Native Choice. Our tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I was on a cruise with Norwegian Cruise lines in December 2014. Instead of going with the tour arranged via the cruise line, I decided to go with The Native Choice. Our tour guide, Kasi, was absolutely phenomenal. She was so incredibly knowledgeable and fun that all six of us had a blast. Kasi made sure to tailor our visit... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Not what I was expecting from this tour company, don’t be fooled by the name “Native Choice Tours” There is nothing of importance or inspiring been said by the tour guide or driver in the van. Unfortunately very dull and lack buster re-presentation of the culture in general. The visit to the Chacchoben ruins is a waste of time if... More 

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Ivan C, General Manager at The Native Choice Tours, responded to this review

As usual, we appreciate all feed back and regret the experience in this case wasn't up to the reviewer's expectations. Everyone in our team continues working with the same passion, enthusiasm and commitment as always, and we promise we'll work even harder to positively impress that remaining 0.5% of our guests we have failed to inspire and transmit the personality... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This was the best excursion on our cruise. We arrived in Costa Maya on the Norwegian Sun. The Native Choice offices are located just a short walk outside the port itself. They're easy to get to using the instructions they'll give you. Wevwere in a group of about a dozen in a van. Our guide, Jasmine, was very friendly, informative... More 

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Kintnersville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We were staying in town and joined the Chacchoben tour (buy your tickets in person with pesos and you save a bundle). The Chacchoben site is a manageable size and very nicely presented, and there is a lot of shade (nice on hot days) and interesting plants. We had co-owner David for our on-site guide and he is engaging and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We took a tour with Native Choice with Joel as our day excursion in Costa Maya and had a great time! Our tour guide, Joel, was excellent and shared very interesting stories about Mayan culture of the present and past. - Friendly tour guide, very interesting stories! - Quality tour - Opportunity to try some pineapple with chili powder!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I visited Costa Maya in a family group of adults as part of a cruise. Our guide Joel was excellent and very knowledgeable about the history of Chacchoben, the Mayan culture, and the Mayan people. Spoiler alert: he is Mayan. Chacchoben was beautiful and not over crowded. Don't forget to get some pineapple with chili powder! YUM!

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Palmetto, Fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Native Choice did a great job on the tour. The walk from the port to the office is a very easy 10 minutes. The bus ride was nice and the tour of the ruins was informative and beautiful!. David did a great job as tour guide and has an unending knowledge and passion about the Mayan life and history. We... More 

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Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We booked through native tours based on the review and we weren't disappointed! Our ship arrived late- but I had an email from native tours letting us know that they were going to be late- it was no problem walking off the ship and finding where to go. The vans were really nice, very comfy for our extended family of... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were taken on a tour of Cozemel with Native Choice Tours and the couple who took us (Angela and Jose) treated us to a great time there. They took us to several places, all were of great interest - the Mayan Village, Mayan Ruins, the market. They showed us probably more of Cozemel than anyone else on our cruise... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I had tried twice to make a reservation for a different tour so was somewhat disappointed that our cruise ship did not arrive on time to do the tour we had signed up for. However, the tour for Chocchoben with Erick was great! He really cared about the history he was sharing with us and it showed. Employees also carried... More 

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Address: Address: Av. Paseo del Puerto #1021, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
Phone Number: +52(998)869-3346
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Costa Maya  >  Mahahual

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