Costa Maya

White-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and swaying palm trees frame Costa Maya, the Mexican port designed exclusively for cruise guests. The remodeled cruise facility is an entertainment complex that features a 70,000-square foot shopping center, local artisan market, private beach club, restaurants, saltwater pools, 650-seat amphitheater, and all the resources to explore the natural surroundings.

Costa Maya

Getting Ashore

Ships dock at Puerto Costa Maya—the first Western Caribbean port built exclusively for the cruise ship industry.

Fast Fact

It is a 70,000-square-foot entertainment and shopping complex with artisan markets, a private beach club, pools, restaurants, and bars.

Port Shopping

Silver, leather, fragrances, jewelry, pottery, liquor, crafts, souvenirs­—Costa Maya has it all just steps from the ship.


Chacchoben Ruins

Dating back to 1000 BC, the Mayan ceremonial center is the most visited ruin in the region. It’s a 50-minute drive from port.



The quaint village has a beachfront promenade with shops, bars, and restaurants serving some of the best ceviche in the Caribbean.


Kohunlich Ruins

This site is best known for Temple of the Masks, a pyramid with 10-foot sculpted masks of the sun god running up the sides of its stairways.

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Walk in the footsteps of ancient Mayans at a fascinating lost city that archaeologists believe was a thriving metropolis some 1,500 years ago. Chacchoben’s ceremonial center alone covers about two-and-a-half square miles.

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At Costa Maya’s entertainment complex and shopping center.

A large retail arena with a local artisan market.

The official currency is the Mexican peso, but US dollars are accepted everywhere.

Did You Know?

Just off the coast of Costa Maya is the Great Mayan Reef, an incredible ecosystem that is the second-largest barrier reef in the world.