Things to do in Mahahual

Things to do in Costa Maya

Mexico is a country full of beauty, mysticism, magic and natural resources. Among them all is the Mexican Caribbean, dense jungle and charming little towns located in the state of Quintana Roo. Probably the most famous destination is Cancun and the Riviera Maya, but further south on the state there’s another jewel that’s worth everyone’s attention: Mahahual.

But where exactly is it?

Mahahual is a small town located at 145 kilometers away fromChetumal, the heart of the zone known as Costa Maya.

It has been developed as an alternative touristic center, where tourists from all over the world are welcomed, due to its cruise dock and the offered ecotouristic attractions, such as Banco Chincorro, the second largest barrier reef in the world.

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The beautiful town of Mahahual is known mostly due to its infrastructure ready to welcome hundreds of cruise ships that come from all over the world. But little do most people know that Mahahual is a town beyond its port and offers many fun activities during and off-cruise ship season.

Getting to Mahahual

Firstly it’s of easy access from the airport of Chetumal or even from Cancun airport, the road is basically a straight line connecting all of the coastal cities of Quintana Roo, from Cancun to Chetumal.

There are also public transportation options to get there from the main bus stations, not only in Cancun, Chetumal but also in Tulum, Playa del Carmen and more.

Moving around in Mahahual

Mahahual is a quaint village that’s easy to walk. Almost everything is walking distance so it’s pretty cheap to move around if you didn’t rent a car or own a vehicle. There are also vans and other more quaint options inside the city with all of the Mexican Caribbean charm.

Top 5 things to do in Mahahual

There are plenty of fun activities that can be done in Mahahual.

Relaxing walks on the beach, paddle boarding or kayaking

Diving in the reef, experience the mangrove and virgin beaches

Visit the mayan water park Lost Mayan Kingdom

Walk through the archaeological zone of Chacchoben

Enjoy the local cuisine