I heard about Tropicante on Cruise Critic and sent an email to make reservations in advance. Owner Steve, responded quickly confirming our reservation, and gave excellent directions to get there from the port. As soon as we got out of the taxi after a 5 minute ride, one of Steve's staff members was there at the taxi stand waiting for us and walked us to the Tropicante. Once there, Steve introduced himself and his staff to us. They were absolutely wonderful. My kids casually mentioned that they wanted to kayak around, and within minutes, a staff member had two kayaks for unlimited use for $20 total. The Corona's were very cold and plentiful and the food was excellent. We had 7 beach front loungers waiting for us, along with umbrellas and tables. Can't say enough great things about this place. Our only regret was the short port day as we would have loved to have stayed there all day. When Costa Maya is on our cruise itinerary in the future, you better believe I'll be contacting Steve in advance so we can spend our time at Tropicante. Best value ever - our bill was less than $100 for 4 adults and 3 children. We thought they had made a mistake with the total. Oh, Steve has his own brand of tequila and it is good and smooth! Lot's of activities to do - if you can think it, Steve's staff (special shout-outs to Chui and Cain!!!) will make it happen!