Outdoor activities in Mahahual

Top Outdoor Activities in Mahahual, Mexico

Outdoor Activities in Mahahual

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3–4 hours
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  • Emily B
    Lawrence, Kansas2 contributions
    This was awesome! The guides were great, very knowledgeable and kind! Water bottles were available to guests! The private resort they take you to is beautiful!
    Written January 29, 2023
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  • bigdaddyG
    5 contributions
    Ezekiel was a fantastic guide. When we arrived we were the only group there (5 of us) and had the place to ourselves until tour buses came from cruise excursion (which cost 2x as much with 10 times the people).
    Written February 1, 2023
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  • Mike G
    San Francisco, CA1,173 contributions
    My friend and I booked a tour to Chaccoben with Toucan Tours and were very happy with our experience. We were able to get there before all of the big buses, which meant we had a more intimate experience and got to avoid the crowds for a bit. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable, which made the trip a lot of fun.

    Make sure you ask to stop for fresh fruits and tacos on the way back! That was an absolute treat!
    Written January 29, 2023
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  • Ben
    World2 contributions
    We had an excellent time on this excursion. The drive to the lagoon was about 1-1.5 hours, but was in a very comfortable sprinter van and the guide Leo provided some great info along the way making the travel seem short. The boat ride at the lagoon was beautiful. We had plenty of time to swim and enjoy a large supply of complimentary drinks. The included lunch after was also amazing with each guest receiving their choice of 4 authentic Mexican tacos.
    We did the ruins after the lagoon since it was a very busy day in port with 5 total ships. The ruins were beautiful and our guide was very informative on Mayan living. The ruins tour was pretty short (less than 1 hour) but that is exactly what we were looking for. This is to ensure that you get back to the ship on time. If you are looking for a lengthy and in-depth tour of the ruins, this probably isn't the tour for you. If you are looking for a tour that combines TWO of the most popular excursions at the port of Costa Maya, this is a great option! I would highly recommend this.
    Written January 20, 2023
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  • changeup41
    Pennsylvania30 contributions
    This was a cruise port excursion for us to the Chacchoben ruins. Once we found the exit from the Costa Maya terminal (they seem to want to keep you captive to the shops and eateries in the terminal loop), we proceeded to the yellow cab area where we were met by a gentleman holding a sign. He handed us off to Florentino, the man who would be our driver. A little further walking and we arrived at the Chac Ek Costa Maya meeting area. There, we met Judith, the woman who dispatched the various tours, and she introduced us to our guide, Carolina, who handed us bottled water.

    Carolina bubbles over with enthusiasm for her work and concern for her guests. Be prepared for nonstop instruction in history and culture. She possesses a refreshing, straightforward delivery of information and answers to any questions. We met our tour companions (a total of eight in our comfortable air-conditioned van) and proceeded to our first stop to sample freshly-sliced, sweet pineapple slices. We felt safe with Florentino's driving.

    The archeological site provides an excellent overview of the process of discovery and restoration because some unexcavated tells still remain beneath the soil and jungle flora. We could imagine what it was like to make the initial discovery. All the while, Carolina brought the several Mayan temples to life.

    A word of caution: this tour will not work for those with mobility issues. You will experience a good stretch of the legs to reach the Chac Ek staging area from the port. Then, after the hour- long drive to the ruins, you will be walking and standing for one and a half hours at the site. There are walking paths, but these are strewn with roots and stones. Then, you will also have to navigate some uneven stone steps as you continue your exploration.

    On the return, we were offered water, beer, lime-infused corn chips, and sweet coconut cookies. Carolina addressed any remaining questions.

    We enjoyed an intriguing location with a special guide.
    Written February 1, 2023
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  • Frank W
    Rockwall, TX1 contribution
    Do this excursion! Diego, our guide at the ruins site was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Particularly for those who enjoy history and/ or archaeology. The stop at the lagoon afterwards was breathtaking with a great meal. Well kept grounds with beautiful water. Can’t recommend this enough. You will not be disappointed.
    Written January 18, 2023
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  • csolyn
    Sherman Oaks, California, United States46 contributions
    I did an amazing tour of the ruins with the best lunch ever with our guide Daniel. He was incredible! There ended up being a barricade and protest that was 100% out of his and the tour's control, but he handled everything beautifully. He walked us (even the people with limited mobility) across and made sure we were all safe.

    The tour itself was magical and I loved every minute. I learned so much. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour. It's not safe to just get a cab and drive around this area. You really need someone who knows the area and speaks the language (did I mention the barricade and protest?!). Daniel and his family has lived here for generations and gave a local and unique perspective. It was fantastic.
    Written February 19, 2020
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  • kristin k
    Stockholm, Sweden48 contributions
    Great day with some history and local home visit.

    The Mayan ruins were mind boggling. Our guide was very knowledgeable.

    The house visit was great! We learned from the local family and guide how to make tortillas. Got to make our own too.

    The food was amazing, flavorful and beautiful. Learned about all of the organic plants on their property that they used for cooking.

    A great cultural experience for Mexico.
    Written December 19, 2022
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  • Pam V
    2 contributions
    Victor Rosales took us to a lagoon to visit Bird Island, home to an enormous number of water foul. Roseate Spoonbills flew overhead almost non-stop as we observed in the mangroves a nest with a baby heron and birds fighting with their beaks. We then ate fruits and cheese while relaxing on another island before returning to Mahahual, stopping various times to observe birds that Victor was keen to detect and identify. I highly recommend Victor for any nature excursions.
    Written January 14, 2023
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  • @rosas563
    5 contributions
    This tour was very fun, they took us to two different places where we enjoyed excellent Mexican food!
    Written March 11, 2020
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  • h2oholic4
    2 contributions
    Guide was awesome with knowledge. transportation buses fairly new and clean. Guide very easy to talk to and welcomed questions.
    Written January 23, 2023
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  • James C
    2 contributions
    I was on the MSC Maraviglia. Our ship excursions were either way over priced or fully booked so we looked for a 3rd party and came across CME on Viator. We were pretty skeptical as you never know what you may get from a non cruise sponsored excursion. Let me say that these guys killed it. You walk a couple blocks from the main hub where you exit the ship to find them. It is a short walk and nice to be able to walk in the open air. The directions were easy to follow and others around gladly pointed us in the right way. When we found the place there was an unsure moment as it was like just a tiny hut with some old chairs. Don’t let that give you pause. Ishmael met with us, gave us waters, and immediately began educating us in the culture and how it tied into Mayan culture. Customer service was 10 out of 10. We met our guide Ezekial (who I named EZ E) and our driver Jacob. They were fantastic. EZ E made the hour long drive go by so fast with his knowledge and playful jokes. You wont be bored. Jacob kept an eye on the slower members of the party and made sure no one was left behind at any moment. They counted the group a hundred times. Jacob had water bottles in a backpack for any who needed. They stopped and got us pineapples. Plus the actual excursions was really neat. But, to be honest, the driver and guide made the excursion worth the money. I can not recommend CME, EZ E, and Jacob enough. Fantastic company. I hope they thrive as this is how a business should care for and treat people. Super impressed.
    Written December 28, 2022
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  • Alex F
    1 contribution
    My wife and I were on our honeymoon and made our way to the Chunky Monkey bar. The bar is a short cab drive from the port and has a gorgeous private beach directly in front. Fernando and his team were still excellent. The food and drinks were great. You can also snorkel to the reef from the beach instead of renting a boat. Highly recommend and we will be back!
    Written November 20, 2022
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  • Deborah C
    Mesa, AZ8 contributions
    We had a nice ride to the location, but unfortunately my elderly Mother couldn't see the entire site, only the first, closest pyramid.
    We were so looking forward to the Mayan family, but by no fault of the tour company, our cruise ship arrived 2 hours late and we couldn't have the second part of the tour. The Costa Maya port is very long from the ship and very hard walk for elderly people, be sure to secure a wheelchair to get from the ship to the excursion. A Walker is not recommended.
    We saw only a little but what we saw was very interesting and nice. Our guide was very accommodating, considering the circumstances.
    Written December 20, 2022
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  • darcy y
    Winter Park, FL13 contributions
    Our day with Carlos for a tour of the Mayan ruins was a perfect day - well spent. Carlos was ready and waiting for us with our names displayed on a sign. He is friendly and personable but best of all super knowledgeable about the subject matter and we learned so much. We had time to explore the ruins with him, explaining exactly what we were looking at, and a lot of the history involved. We even got to see several spider monkeys playing in the trees near the ruins! His driving is quite professional and we felt very safe being with him. Can’t go wrong hiring Carlos. 5*
    Written January 24, 2023
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