Mahahual Mexico A Mayan Jewel

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Mahahual Costa Maya

A Costa Maya Treasure

Where Is Mahahual Mexico


Mahahual is located south of Cancun on the Caribbean Sea.  The area was once part of the Mayan civilization.  You can still visit Mayan ruins in the area and visit with decedents of the Mayan people.   The beaches in Mahahual are well maintained and cleaned daily.  The white sand is a beautiful contrast to the warm blue ocean waves.


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Mahahual Mexico is a quaint town with a malecon and small local shops, eateries and bars.  It is very laid back with the great Caribbean vibe.  You can find cheap food and drinks up and down the beachfront.  Mahahual is one place you must visit at least once in your life.  The port of Mahahual is frequented by cruise ships.  But most people that get off the ship do not make it to the best part of Mahahual.



Things To Do In Mahahual

Things To Do In Mahahual Mexico

Mahahual has activities for all adventure levels.  Whether you are looking for an active vacation or just relaxing on one of the most beautiful beaches on the Yucatan.  You will find something you love and enjoy doing in the Costa Maya region of the Yucatan.

A trip to Mahahual wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Lost Kindom of the Maya waterpark.  It has slides, a lazy river and relaxing pool.  If you have a super adventurous person in your group.  They will want to visit the Aerial side of the park.  It has A zip line, zip line coaster and the Mayan sacrafic jump free fall.  It is located near the cruise port on the north end of the malecon.

If scuba diving is your thing then you will want to check out the numerous dive charters.  Just look for their booths along the malecon.   Scuba diving is another way to explore the ocean as well.

You will also find numerous locations where you can rent stand up paddle boards.  It is a great way to get out in the ocean and get some good exercise at the same time.

If you are tired of walking check out a Segway tour or perhaps rent a golf cart to explore more of the area.

If you want to just relax under a palapa.  You can easily find one for rent up and down the beach.  Some locations offer all inclusive day passes that include food, alcohol and a palapas or lounges.  This is a great way to spend a day or just an afternoon.



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You and your kids will be sure to enjoy a round of mini golf at the two putt-putt courses.  Enjoy some time on the miniature links with your family.

For the bird enthusiast you can take a tour with a local and see and learn about the aviary inhabitants of the Costa Maya.  It is a great way to learn about the natural environment and birds that call this great place home.

Maybe someone in your group is interested in learning how to cook authentic Mexican dishes.  Well guess what you can also sign up for a cooking class.  Who doesn’t like Mexican food.  You could impress your friends back home when you cook them some of the dishes you learned to cook while in Mahahual.

There is no better way to learn about a culture than through its food.  I recommend Karlita’s Kitchen Cooking Class if you want to learn and have fun the whole time.


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Costa Maya Gastronomy

You will find all varieties of food available here.  From Italian, Burgers, Mexican and of course fresh seafood.  You will find places to eat all up and down the malecon.  TIP: ask for a menu in Spanish.  The prices on the Spanish menus are cheaper.  But do not forget to have plenty of pesos before arriving in Mahahual.  It is hard to find a working ATM.  So plan ahead.

For the fullest experience choose a restaurant with outdoor seating or order food from your beach palapa.  The food is worth it.



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Top 5 places to eat in Mahahual

  • La Chilangaloense
  • Jaime’s at the blue reef
  • Tropicante Ameri-Mex Grill
  • Pizza Papi
  • The Krazy Lobster



Lodging in Mahahual


The lodging options in Mahahual go from hostels to 5 star luxury hotels.  You can find something that fits your budget and style that you will love to call your home away from home.  The best way to find awesome deals is through Airbnb.

The prices start as low as $12 usd per night.  Plus you find tons of lodging options less than $70 usd per night.



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Imagine waking up and having your morning coffee on the front porch of your own beach front cottage.  You will love waking up to the sounds of the waves kissing the beach.  When I last checked the above cottage rented for $23/night.  You can’t beat that.  This unit has no A/C and shares a bath.  It has wifi access and an onsite gym.  It is called BlueKay-mini cabanas



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If you want more creature comfort.  You may prefer the Suite junior vista al mar en Palmeras Eco Cabañas.  When I checked it was $66 per night.  Has air conditioning, wifi and a private bathroom.  Plus the views are million dollar views at a dirt cheap price.


Maybe you are a backpacker or love the community feel of a hostel.  This is one of the nicest hostels you will find.  Plus, the location cannot be beat.  The Maha Sand Hostel only charges $12/night.  But has all the comforts you need.  Plus,  If they have more than 5 guest you can request for the air conditioner to be turned on.


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I love the front entrance.  But the rest of the property is just as inviting.  So much to see and do.  This is a great option for anyone on a budget.  Save your money for activities and excursions.

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The hostel has shared bathrooms but they are super nice.  You will not believe you are in a hostel.  A great way to clean off after a day of fun and excitement.   The outdoor patio is a great place to unwind and make some new travel friends.

How about a seafront penthouse with its own private terrace.  The terrace is great for your morning coffee, tea or evening cocktails (or cervesa).




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The penthouse is open and bright.  The colors are truly Caribbean and will have you totally relaxed.  Wake up looking straight out to the blue sea.


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The private terrace is worth renting the penthouse alone.  Plus, you can’t beat the location and great sea breezes.



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More million dollar views from this Seafront penthouse.  It rents for as little as $49 a night.  You can’t beat these deals.  So I invite you to check out the seafront penthouse in Mahahaul.

Getting to Mahahaul (Costa Maya)

Most people who visit Mahahual come here via the cruise ships (but with only a day they miss out on a lot).  You can fly into Cancun or Chetumal.  From either place you can either rent a car,  take a bus or hop on a shared mini van.  It all depends on how you prefer to travel, your time frame and your budget.  But no matter how you get here.  You will love the feel and experience you get in Mahahual Mexico.

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