Majahual, Mexico Cruise Port
Once upon a time, the small village of Majahual (also Mahahual), Mexico was primarily focused on fishing; today, it's attracting tourists for its soft sand beaches and stunning coral reefs. Located within the Caribbean Sea and the Costa Maya region in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, it's not far from Belize. Although somewhat off the beaten path, it's an area of revitalization, including the construction of a cruise ship docking jetty called Puerto Costa Maya. While an area with many activities, it's easy to find quieter areas more south of town. Those who enjoy diving and snorkeling can explore part of the Meso American Reef, the second longest in the world. Not just for water sports, history lovers interested in the area’s cultural past can visit any of the nearby sites of Classical period Mayan ruins. Here some of our favorite experiences for the cruise port of Majahual, Mexico:
- Relax on one of the cabanas at Maya Chan Beach, which does require pre-registration; once in, you'll receive excellent food and drink, coupled with stellar service. The more public Mahahual Beach has great swimming and snorkeling, as well as plenty of souvenir shops and restaurants.
- One of the several Mayan ruins to explore is Chacchoben, dating back as far as the 8th century. If able to climb to the top, you'll get a wonderful view of the countryside below (not to mention plenty of wildlife). There are many tours near Majahual available in the area to get you to the site of choice.
- Since swimming with dolphins is on many a bucket list, check out any one of the local companies offering these types of packages. One of the tourist favorites is Dolphin Discovery with learned trainers and extremely helpful staff.
- If dolphins seem a little tame, why not try diving with sharks? Companies such as Bull Sharks diving center and Mahahual Dive Centre get you up close and personal with these magnificent creatures without disturbing them or compromising their development or environment.