Chacchoben Mayan Ruins
These excursions include a scenic drive to and from the ruins, and roughly two hours of actual time with your guide at the Chacchoben site. Since it's excavation began in 1994, this 10 acre area is relatively new to the modern world. You'll see intricate Mayan architecture from the classic period. While you're there, you might also spy indigenous wildlife such as deer, Peccary, and Spider Monkeys.
Price: Adults expect to pay from $75 to $80 through the cruise lines.
Booking Advice: The Chacchoben site is an hour's drive from Costa Maya, so the entire excursion takes about 4 hours. Because of the walking on uneven surfaces, this excursion has a moderate activity level rating. You're going to find less expensive prices for the same excursion via third party vendors.
SCUBA at Costa Maya
For 3 to 4 hours, SCUBA dive by the Great Mayan Reef, and enjoy the colorful array of marine life in these clear waters off the shore of Costa Maya!
Prices: Adults expect to pay from $78 to $176 through the cruise lines.
Booking Advice: SCUBA excursions are rated from moderate to difficult in terms of physical exertion. Unless you are seeking a beginner's class, you will need to present your SCUBA certification. One and 2 tank dives can be booked at a savings through third party vendors online.
Snorkeling at Costa Maya
Snorkeling often combines with other activities, such as sailing on a catamaran, speed boat rides, beach escapes, and/or Sea Doo scooters.
Prices: Adults expect to pay from $50 to $96 through the cruise lines.
Booking Advice: Typically, the pricier snorkeling adventures through cruise lines will involve catamarans or speed boats. These excursions are 2.5 to 5 hours in length. Snorkeling excursions range from moderate to difficult on activity rating scales. For most snorkeling excursions advertised by the cruise lines for Costa Maya, it is highly likely that you'll find less expensive rates through third party vendors.
ATV & Beach Adventure
These 2.5 hour off road ATV tours of Costa Maya take you through jungle trails to the secluded shores of the Yucatan Peninsula. Having some R&R time at a remote beach before you return is part of the charm.
Prices: Adults expect to pay from $100 to $108 through the cruise lines.
Booking Advice: These excursions are rated as strenuous. If this is of interest to you, we do suggest that you consider third party vendors because their prices are extremely competitive.
Beach Escapes at Costa Maya
For up to 5 hours, plan on some fun in the sun at a popular Costa Maya beach! Many of these excursions include free beverages, use of kayaks (first come, first serve), and beach volleyball. Also, a shuttle to the cruise ship runs hourly just in case you're ready to leave earlier than later.
Prices: Adults expect to pay around $40.
Booking Advice: These excursions are rated as easy in terms of physical exertion. Third party vendor prices are about the same, but may include lunch as well as beverages with some limitations.