Costa Maya Cruises
Badly damaged by a hurricane in 2007, the Mexican resort of Costa Maya has now grown to and beyond its former glory. With its modern shopping malls, grand central plaza complete with swimming pools, bars and trendy cafés and an impressive beach promenade, it makes for the perfect holiday escape for Mexicans and visitors from around the world alike.
Away from Costa Maya’s modern heart though are plenty of historical delights that made this particular region such a popular destination in the first place. The region around the village is famous for its magnificent Mayan ruins, such as the ancient city of Chacchoben, built in the fourth century. Nearby, the former fishing village of Mahahual, once an important part of the region’s commerce, is now a popular spot thanks to its soft white-sand beaches with grass-thatched open-air stalls selling freshly grilled fish and seafood.