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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 with Joel as guide

This was our favorite excursion on our recent Western Caribbean cruise. Joel is a Mayan native to this area. He knows a lot of the ancient and modern history of both the ruins and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This was our favorite excursion on our recent Western Caribbean cruise. Joel is a Mayan native to this area. He knows a lot of the ancient and modern history of both the ruins and the Costa Mayan villages. He is very proud of his heritage and you can tell by the way he expresses this during his explanations. No other... More 

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Temple Terrace, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We booked our tour to the Chacchoben ruins with Native Choice based on their good reviews and their reasonable price. We were lucky enough to get David as our guide. He told us that he has been in this business for 27 years and it showed! He knows so much about Mayan culture and history that one could swear that... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

During a recent cruise to Costa Mayo, Mexico we took The Native Choice: Mayan Experience. Costa Mayo is a small village and the main attraction is the Mayan Ruins. We had a wonderful time with Maria our guide. There is about a 4 block walk to their office where you depart on the tour.There were only 6 of us and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We went to see Chacchoben ruins with Native Choice. Out tour guide Erick was very knowledgeable, and and excursion cost was 40% of cost of the same ship excursion (having a 5 year old being free). Definitely recommend!

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New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We booked this tour (Mayan Experience) online several months before we travelled based on the many good reviews. The experience started badly. The walk to the office was somewhat longer and less attractive than expected but the real problem arose when we got there. We arrived as requested at 8.45 am which was both ship and local time. Our emailed... More 

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Unfortunately, Native Choice emailed us the wrong departure time for our Kohunlich/Dzibanche tour so that when we arrived at their office (after a VERY long walk from the cruise port) just before 9 a.m., we were informed that the tour had left @ 8 a.m.! We were very angry and disappointed as that tour was to be the highlight of... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We went to the Chacchoben ruins with Native Choice and we strongly recommend his company. They are very professional and the people is very nice. We were not impressed with the ruins tour but would recommend Native Choice as an excursion company.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We read all the great reviews on Tripadvisor before choosing our shore excursions with Native Choice. Now, I fully understand why they are so highly rated. We did the Extreme excursion which took us to the ruins as well as the lagoon. I liked the ruins a lot but I LOVED the lagoon. It was a beautiful place!! Our guide,... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Mayan Experience Tour was not only the best tour Jason and I have ever been on, it was one of the best experiences of our lives. Where to begin? We strolled away from the colorful Costa Maya port to Native Choice's attractive offices, where we were greeted by an unbelievably friendly and helpful staff. Our favorite greeter behind the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Great excursion for Costa Maya. Walked to the office. Hopped in a van for. 45 minutes and were at the ruins. Guide was fantastic and the whole tour was very informational. Neat to see so much history in one place. Second part of the excursion was to lunch in a local home. Learned how to make things and then ate... More 

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