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

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Favorite Part of the whole Trip.. Hands Down!

My stepdad booked this adventure for our last ( cruise) stop in Costa Maya... and im SO glad that he did. The folks at Native Choice were beyond amazing- personality, knowledge... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2015
Ashley M
Bentonville, Arkansas
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Bentonville, Arkansas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

My stepdad booked this adventure for our last ( cruise) stop in Costa Maya... and im SO glad that he did. The folks at Native Choice were beyond amazing- personality, knowledge, and personal connections to the ruins themselves. We were lucky enough to spend the day with Ivan- and he completely blew me away. I could tell right away that... More 

1 Thank Ashley M
Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We were glad we booked our excursion through Native Choice. Even though it was a little sketchy walking to get there (only because it was still dark when we got off the boat), the tour was wonderful. Our tour guide Joel and driver Abel were very sweet. Joel is very knowledgeable and enjoys his job very much. We also got... More 

2 Thank Wandy23
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This was the last excursion off of the Carnival Valor during our 7 day cruise. It was phenomenal! We went to the meeting point after we got off of the ship, and got wrist bands for our "Mayan Experience" tour. The only issue we had was that we were one of the first ones there, but one of the last... More 

2 Thank You11Dee
Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

My wife and I (age 49) went through Native Choice due to a Carnival Embarkment. I would suggest you see the ruins while in Costa Maya because you can see and do other attractions in other ports. If you are on a boat and disembark, walk through the terminal, stay to the right, then exit when there is a pink... More 

2 Thank AusTxTraveler45
Hickory, North Carolina
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Excellet tour. I believe our tour guide's name was Kayla. Be forewarned. It's a long walk to their office through a sketchy part of town, but the people at Native Choice are great. Cruise line will not allow them any closer to the port. Please be aware that when you use the restroom facilities and wash your hands, the water... More 

2 Thank 1seasoned_traveler67
Gastonia, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We were on the Carnival Valor but decided to book this excursion with Native Choice. The office was just a short walk from the port and were exactly as described in the confirmation email. The office was clean and we were greeted by very pleasant people. We were given cold water while we waited for the departure time. When it... More 

3 Thank Melissa M
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My friend Delaney and I were on a girls trip to Cozymel when we decided to take a trip to see Tulum because I'd heard so much about it. David and his team were amazing. Angela met us promptly at the pier where she put us on a ferry to Playa del Carmen. After a short 35 minute ferry ride,... More 

2 Thank Laura K
Clarksville, Tennessee
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35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My tickets were purchase via carnival....the tickets were a bit pricey but it was worth every penny. Our tour guide Miguel was very knowledgeable about the ruins and the history of the Mayan people. A must see. Must wear proper footwear and bring bug spray, hat and sun screen.

3 Thank camiel j
Dandridge, Tennessee
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Like any excursion one should ever take on a cruise, in order to pay 25% of cruise excursion prices, walk off the tourist area owned by carnival straight down the road and you will find it easily and The Native Choice is on the left. We took this tour on July 18, 2015, and Erick was by far the most... More 

5 Thank tony h
Clermont, Florida
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49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My family and I took this tour on July 2nd, 2015. Erick, our tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable and made our experience one to remember. Our driver was Raoul and did an excellent job getting us to and from the ruins safely in a modern Mercedes Sprinter Van. They both made it a point to make sure we were back... More 

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