Sandy stretches trail along the turquoise Caribbean Sea lining Costa Maya, a busy sunbather's dream come true. Punctuate adventurous afternoons of beach volleyball with water-based activities, Mayan ruins and a bike ride before retiring to the bars and clubs after sunset.
Scope out the busy subsurface scene with a snorkel and mask. Hopping with tropical fish and vibrant colors, the waters off of the Costa Maya Coast are big and bold enough for both snorkellers and scuba divers. Glide past shipwrecks at Chinchorro Banks, or enjoy corals and reef formations at one of the 70 odd dive sites along this stretch of coast. Join a guided dive for some offshore sightseeing with experts.
Costa Maya is all about activity. Whether you're after a zippy speedboat ride, a gentle catamaran sail or some sea kayaking, this destination has you covered. Airboats putter past dozing crocodiles in Rio Huach National Park Organized excursions make most imaginable pursuits easily accessible - just don't come to Costa Maya and miss a tour of some of the important Mayan archaeological sites.
Explore the time worn stones of ancient city Dzibanche and stroll the natural green carpets accentuating looming Mayan architecture at Kohunlich for a glimpse of Mexico's mysterious past. Other important sites further afield can also be reached with day trips out of Costa Maya.
Costa Maya runs down the stretch of Caribbean shores south of the Mayan Riviera.