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  • Posted on: May 25, 2018
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Monkeys are one of the most famous animals in the animal kingdom. We share a lot of things with them, from the skills to build a community, to the abilities to use different tools to get food.

On the Mexican Caribbean we have two species of them. You may see some of them, playing, getting close to you! This reminds us the importance of conservation… The best place to encounter monkeys during your stay in the Riviera is to go to the national park of Punta Laguna, a natural Monkey Sanctuary located next to Coba ruins.

Howler Monkeys, the loudest animals!

If you are lucky enough you will encounter or at least listen to the Howler Monkey, the loudest animal in the world (according the Record Guinness). It can be heard 2 miles away (3.2 km) in the jungle and almost 3 miles away (4.8 km) in open areas. They use this magnificent sound to delimit their territory from other troops and basically to them to back off.

Other facts about howling monkeys are:

  • They are the second laziest animals in the wild (after the sloths). Spending the 80% of their time resting in the treetops.
  • They live in groups of 10-20 individuals called “Troops”
  • They are folivores (specialized in eating leaves)
  • This specie has a trichromatic color vision, helping them to choose the best leaves for their diets
  • Howling monkeys have a highly developed sense of smell- they can smell their food from 1-2 miles away
  • The females help to take care of other young monkeys

Most of the howling monkey species are found in abundance in the wild. But Mexican howling monkeys are critical endangered due deforestation and development.

Spider monkeys, the strongest tail!

We have the loudest one but also the strongest tail one in the animal kingdom!

Spider monkeys are the acrobats of the trees! Their prehensile tail is longer than the rest of their body and can measure around 35 inches/90 cm in length. The tail is strong enough to support more than the animal’s body weight.

Some other interesting facts about spider monkeys are:

  • They prefer to sleep in the trees to avoid predators, using the branches to alarm them in case of danger.
  • They don’t posses thumbs to grasp branches better.
  • Males raise the young ones.
  • Spider Monkey´s diet mayor is ripe fruits and seeds.
  • They are responsible for scattering seeds and are indirectly responsable in pollination.
  • The mexican spider monkey is critical endangered due deforestastion and lost of the habitat.

If you want to have a chance to get around these monkeys, the best way is to get a tour to  Punta Laguna , Monkey Sanctuary and help the local community to protect these species.

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By Anieto89 , June 25, 2022 in Costa Maya

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So this is really my first cruise but I figured since I speak good Spanish, that It wouldn’t be a bad thing to book an outside excursion in Mexico. I booked with chunky monkey tours and I just wanted to see if any of you guys had an experience with them that you would share. Thanks 

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12 minutes ago, Anieto89 said: So this is really my first cruise but I figured since I speak good Spanish, that It wouldn’t be a bad thing to book an outside excursion in Mexico. I booked with chunky monkey tours and I just wanted to see if any of you guys had an experience with them that you would share. Thanks 

Thank you for your new thread on the  Ask a Cruise Question   forum. However, i t is the forum for  general  questions regarding cruising and  your   thread is off topic there. 

To help you out, your thread has been moved to the   Costa Maya   forum where it will be on topic.  Browse through thread titles here on this forum  and look for titles of interest.  You will probably find your fellow Cruise Critic members have already posted questions and received answers that will be of interest to you. 

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4 hours ago, Anieto89 said: So this is really my first cruise but I figured since I speak good Spanish, that It wouldn’t be a bad thing to book an outside excursion in Mexico. I booked with chunky monkey tours and I just wanted to see if any of you guys had an experience with them that you would share. Thanks 

They seem to be a relatively new company. I asked earlier about their beach club but got no response. Since then they seem to be offering a beach break but I was really interested in going independently and just PAYG. They do not appear to have an email contact for questions.  

Not sure which tour you have booked but if you go to their beach club please report back.

Okay I will and I booked the beach club and this is what it includes 

  • Transportation from the Costa Maya port to “Chunky Monkey Beach Club”
  • A 60-minute snorkeling trip (boat ride included) or a 60-minute massage
  • Lunch Entree – Fresh fish, Ceviche, Fish Filet, Portobello Burger other selected items available, vegetarian options also available
  • Appetizer – Nachos, Guacamole, selected items available, vegetarian options also available
  • Your favorite alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages
  • Free Wi-Fi, English-speaking host                 I will def report back with my review this is the contact they gave me 
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On 6/25/2022 at 9:33 PM, Anieto89 said: Okay I will and I booked the beach club and this is what it includes  Transportation from the Costa Maya port to “Chunky Monkey Beach Club” A 60-minute snorkeling trip (boat ride included) or a 60-minute massage Lunch Entree – Fresh fish, Ceviche, Fish Filet, Portobello Burger other selected items available, vegetarian options also available Appetizer – Nachos, Guacamole, selected items available, vegetarian options also available Your favorite alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages Free Wi-Fi, English-speaking host                 I will def report back with my review this is the contact they gave me  Phone:847-804-5458 Email:[email protected]  

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I just stumbled across their website, and I am looking forward to your review.

I see you are back from your cruise now and hope you are still monitoring these boards! Do you have any updates on Chunky Monkey Beach?

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Yeah they were good but they didn’t pick me up I had to get a cab both ways and they didn’t pay for the cab either after I paid 89 each online I was expecting to get picked up. The food and drinks were excellent as was the massage I got from Guadeloupe . So I recommend just catching a cab and taking it there if you want to do that but I did not like costa Maya it stank from the rotting sargassum . Next time I’m definitely staying on the ship skipping that one 

15 minutes ago, Anieto89 said: Yeah they were good but they didn’t pick me up I had to get a cab both ways and they didn’t pay for the cab either after I paid 89 each online I was expecting to get picked up. The food and drinks were excellent as was the massage I got from Guadeloupe . So I recommend just catching a cab and taking it there if you want to do that but I did not like costa Maya it stank from the rotting sargassum . Next time I’m definitely staying on the ship skipping that one 

Thanks for the update.  

Unfortunately you sailed at the height of sargassum season and this has been a particularly bad year. I imagine Chunky Monkey is too far south to be protected by the baffles positioned off the beach along the malecon. Were they trying to keep the beach clear or not a Chunky Monkey - i suspect it is a small workforce?

The website does say transport included in the package, $89 and no transport is very expensive. Also it says only one drink was that correct? I don’t want the snorkeling or massage. Did you see people just arriving without a package and doing PAYG? Did you see a menu with prices? Thanks.

It was unlimited drinks and you got to choose an entrée off the menu basically anything you wanted and they were huge portions. The food was absolutely wonderful and I think they try to do something about the sargassum  it was just too bad. They told me the best time to come is in March. I didn’t get many photos of the food because the wind was blowing and it started to rain. It was kind of a bus but the drinks were strong and delicious and the food was the best I had on the whole trip. you can definitely arrive without a package But we just actually went on a very bad day so we were the only people there

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If you’re going on a Western Caribbean cruise, there’s a good chance that you’ll be visiting the port of Costa Maya, Mexico. Costa Maya serves as a gateway to the Mexican Caribbean, offering many fun and interesting things for cruise passengers to see and do!

The Costa Maya cruise port was specifically built to cater to cruise passengers, providing many activities and attractions both in and around the cruise terminal. Although a few years ago this port was lesser known than popular Cozumel , Costa Maya is now frequented by several cruise lines.

There are a lot of great things to do in Costa Maya while on a cruise, including activities right at the cruise terminal, shore excursions to Mayan ruins, and beach clubs.

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Costa Maya Cruise Port is a popular cruise destination located on the eastern coast of Mexico, in the state of Quintana Roo, near the small fishing village of Mahahual. Costa Maya, Mexico is approximately 124 miles (200 km) south of Playa del Carmen and 149 miles (240 km) south of Cozumel.

Situated on the Caribbean Sea, Costa Maya is an ideal destination for cruise ships exploring the Mexican Caribbean region. The Puerto Costa Maya is in close proximity to popular tourist attractions, such as ancient Mayan ruins and beautiful beaches, making it a popular stop for cruise itineraries in the Western Caribbean.

Costa Maya Cruise Port Overview

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Cruise ships typically dock at the Costa Maya Cruise Port, and it’s common to have three to four cruise ships dock at a time.

Passengers can walk off the cruise ship along the t-shaped pier into the cruise port area. However, it can be a longer walk than it looks. If you have an excursion to meet, allow at least 15 minutes to walk to the meeting area.

There are free trolleys available for cruise passengers who have have difficulty walking or would like the service.

Once in the Costa Maya port, you’ll find a large swimming pool with a swim up bar and free lounge chairs. There are several restaurants (many serving Mexican cuisine) and bars, boutiques, and shops selling local crafts and souvenirs.

You’ll find a tourist booth with information for local beaches and excursions that will take you outside of the cruise port area. There is also a meeting area for those who have pre-booked Costa Maya shore excursions and tours.

Costa Maya cruise port was severely damage by Hurricane Dean in 2007 and took several years to recover. We visited recently while on a Virgin Voyages cruise, and could see that the area has much improved.

Costa Maya – What Cruise Passengers Need to Know

The currency in Costa Maya, Mexico is the Mexican Peso. However, US dollars are widely accepted. Keep in mind that you may receive change in Pesos, even if you pay in US dollars.

The symbol for Pesos is $, like the US dollar, which can cause some confusion. It’s a good idea to double check pricing when making a purchase in US dollars, as well as to check the change that you’re receiving.

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If you prefer to use the local currency, you can withdraw Pesos at ATMs, which are located within the Costa Maya cruise terminal.

The official language in Costa Maya, Mexico is Spanish. However, English is widely spoken by tour guide, shopkeepers and restaurant workers at the cruise port and surrounding tourist areas.

When venturing outside of the cruise terminal area, the locals may be less proficient in English, but overall communicating should’t be a problem. Knowing a few words or phrases in Spanish, including please and thank you, is always helpful.

The weather in Costa Maya, Mexico, is typically warm and tropical throughout the year, with temperatures ranging from the(mid-70s to low 90s Fahrenheit (mid-20s to low 30s Celsius).

The dry season, from November to April, is mostly sunny and rain-free. The wet season, from May to October, is generally humid with occasional rain and sun showers.

How to Get Around in Costa Maya

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There are a few ways to get around Costa Maya as a cruise traveler.

If you’re planning to stay in the cruise port area, walking is the easiest way to get around. There is a complimentary trolley to bring cruisers from the ship’s pier to the cruise port.

Taxi, Shuttle or Golf Cart

Taxis, shuttles and golf carts are available to take you to areas outside of the cruise terminal, including the Mahahual Village.

Booking a shore excursion is best if you want to venture further out and away from the Costa Maya cruise port.

Best Things to Do in Costa Maya Cruise Port

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Many cruise passengers decide to hang out around the free saltwater swimming pool in the centre of the Costa Maya cruise port, followed by a bit of souvenir shopping.

There’s nothing wrong with this port day plan. However, if you’re wondering what to do in Costa Maya cruise port, there is a lot more to see and do!

Beaches in Costa Maya Near the Cruise Port

Heading to a local beach is a popular activity for many cruise passengers. These are the most popular beaches and best beach clubs for a day visit:

1. Mahahual Beach

Mahahual Beach is a 5 minute taxi ride from the Costa Maya cruise port. This natural beach is great for cruisers who are looking for an inexpensive beach day. Check reviews for Playa Mahahual before you go, as occasionally sea weed can be an issue at this popular beach.

2. Maya Chan Beach Resort

The Maya Chan beach club is located approximately 4 miles away from the Costa Maya cruise port. Maya Chan Beach is popular with cruise passengers visiting Costa Maya for the day. You can book Maya Chan Beach as a shore excursion with the cruise line or opt to go on your own.

With soft sands, turquoise waters, and a relaxed atmosphere, it offers a tranquil escape from busy cruise ship life. You can unwind on comfortable lounge chairs, enjoy delicious Mexican cuisine, and even snorkel to explore the marine life.

Maya Chan beach is considered by many cruise visitors to be the best beach in Costa Maya, Mexico.

3. Uvero Beach

Located about 20-30 minutes from the Costa Maya cruise port, Uvero Beach is a more secluded beach option for cruise passengers. You’ll find soft sands and calm waters, making it a great spot for swimming and sunbathing.

4. Costa Maya Beach Clubs Near the Cruise Port

There are several beach day clubs nearby the Costa Maya cruise port. These include:

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An all inclusive beach club with an open bar can be booked with Resort for a Day.

Costa Maya Excursions & Things to Do

5. relax at swimming pool and loungers.

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As you enter the Costa Maya cruise terminal, you’ll see a large resort style pool with a swim-up bar. Kids and adults are free to use the saltwater swimming pool and complimentary lounge chairs.

If you’re looking for an easy and fun way to spend the day in the Caribbean port, this is a good option.

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6. Costa Maya Cruise Terminal Attractions

Within the Costa Maya cruise port area, you’ll find several attractions and cultural performances including:

7. Aviarius

Above the boardwalk area, you’ll find a trail of hanging bridges where you can encounter exotic birds. The tropical birds are beautiful and there are a lot of opportunities to take some good photos.

8. Papantla Flyers Dance of the Flyers

One of the most popular things to do at the Costa Maya cruise port, is to watch a performance by Paplanta Flyers. The Danza de los Voladores (Dance of the Flyers) is a traditional and artistic Mexican flying performance on that takes place on a very high pole within the central square of the cruise port.

9. Chacchobeen Mayan Ruins

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Visit the ancient Mayan ruins of Chachobeen with a cruise line shore excursion or a local tour operator. When you meet your tour guide, you’ll board a bus that will take you over to one of the most interesting archeological sites in the Yucatan Peninsula.

Chacchoben Mayan Ruins are located about 30 miles (50 km) from Costa Maya. The journey by bus or taxi is about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic and road conditions. Cruise passengers should use caution to make sure that they are back to the cruise ship on time.

At the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins, you’ll learn about ancient Mayan history and architecture, while exploring the Mayan temples. On site, along with a tourist shop, there’s a small taco and burrito stand that sold some inexpensive and delicious Mexican food.

Based on our own personal experience, this was one of my families’ favorite excursions and we found the Chacchobeen Mayan Ruins excursion well worth the price!

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10. Dolphin Discovery

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Swim with dolphins at Dolphin Discovery, located minutes away from the cruise ship with the Costa Maya cruise port. A dolphin swim and dolphin encounter is offered. Photos are available for purchase as well.

There is a viewing platform at Dolphin Discovery where you can watch the dolphins interact with their trainers and people, as well as get a great view of the cruise ships.

11. Lost Mayan Kingdom Water Park

The impressive Lost Mayan Kingdom Theme Water Park is visible from your cruise ship. This is a great way for families to spend the day in Costa Maya. Plunge down towering water slides, float along lazy rivers, and brave challenging obstacle courses. Don’t forget to take lots of photos and videos to preserve the memories!

12. Snorkeling Excursions

Book a catamaran or boat tour to explore the coastline, snorkel in pristine waters, and enjoy breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. Shore excursions are available through the cruise line as well as through local vendors.

13. Scuba Diving

Scuba diving excursions allow visitors to view the vibrant marine life of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the world’s second-largest barrier reef.

14. Bacalar – Seven Color Lagoon

Take a small group tour from Costa Maya cruise terminal to the Bacalar Lagoon, frequently referred to as the seven colors lagoon. This lagoon and cenote is gorgeous, with the most pristine crystal clear turquoise waters.

15. Water Activities

If you go to Mahahual or one of the other local beaches, you can participate in several water sports and activities. Kayak in the crystal-clear waters of a pristine beach, go fishing or paddle boarding.

16. Taste Local Flavors

There are some really good restaurants and bars, even the Costa Maya cruise port area. Try some traditional Mexican dishes or some well loved favorites (like nachos, salsa and guacamole).

You’ll find fresh juice, authentic Mexican chocolate, tequila tastings and more.

17. Souvenir Shopping

There are plenty of things to buy in Costa Maya, Mexico that are reasonably priced and make good souvenirs. Cruise travelers can shop on the main street or boardwalk in the small town of Mahahual, or simply shop at the boutiques at the cruise port.

Things to Buy in Costa Maya

  • Handcrafted souvenirs
  • Mexican chocolate
  • Tequila and Mezcal
  • Local spices and hot sauces
  • Mayan inspired crafts and artwork
  • Mexico t-shirts
  • Handmade soap
  • Jewelry/silver

Costa Maya Cruise Review

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During our recent cruise to Costa Maya on Virgin Valiant Lady, we decided to do a day trip to Chacchobeen Mayan Ruins. We’ve been to Costa Maya cruise port on past cruises and wanted to explore this region beyond the man made cruise terminal.

We met our cruise sponsored shore excursion at the meeting spot and had a good 50 minute drive to the archeological site. The park guide showed us around the ruins and Mayan temples and explained about the ancient culture and people. While visiting, we saw spider monkeys in the trees above.

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After touring for about 2 hours, we made our way back to the cruise port on a comfortable coach style bus. I was glad we did this tour in Costa Maya, as visiting other Mayan ruins sites like Chichen Itza is a far distance from this port, as well as Cozumel.

While we enjoy the popular Costa Maya cruise port, and they’ve done a great job making sure there are plenty of things to do near the cruise ships, it can get crowded. With 3 to 4 ships in port at a time, the swimming pool and lounge chair area is too busy for me. However, it might be a good port to visit in the morning. Then,head back and stay on the cruise ship while everyone else is in port !

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can You Walk from Costa Maya Cruise Port to Mahahual?

The distance between Costa Maya and Mahahual is approximately 2.3 miles (3.8 km). It will take about 45 minutes to walk into town. Taxis are readily available, and only cost a few dollars if you’re too hot or tired to walk.

Tip: On the way to Mahahual, you’ll come across a lighthouse. It’s worth stopping for a photo.

Where to Find Free Wifi at Cruise Port?

You can find free wi-fi all around the Costa Maya cruise terminal.

What is Costa Maya Known For?

Costa Maya is a popular cruise port and tourist destination located on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, in the state of Quintana Roo. The cruise port is known for it’s amenities and activities designed specifically for cruise passengers.

In addition, Costa Maya is known for it’s beach and water activities, Mayan ruins, the small village of Mahahual, cultural performances, eco-tourism and shopping and crafts.

Is Costa Maya Safe?

Yes, Costa Maya is generally considered safe for tourists and cruise travelers. The Costa Maya Cruise Port area in particular is quite secure. Like all destinations, visitors should take the usual precautions to protect themselves from petty theft.

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Final Thoughts on Costa Maya Cruise Port Things to Do

The Costa Maya is becoming one of the most popular cruise ports on Caribbean cruise itineraries. The Costa Maya cruise port is a gateway to beautiful beaches and cultural experiences in the Mexican Caribbean.

From an easy day spent by the pool at the Puerto Costa Maya cruise port to exploring ancient ruins, there’s a lot for cruise travelers to do while in Costa Maya, Mexico.

Have you been to Costa Maya on a cruise or are you going to? Please let me know your questions, tips or what you enjoyed in Costa Maya cruise port.

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pdated to add that we reached out to the owner who agreed that we did not receive what we paid for and said he would refund the difference between the private and group tour. It took a few days and some gentle reminding but we were sent the refund. However they continue to claim that we were given a private tour and that the only part that was included others was at the ruins themselves. This is not accurate and I have pictures of the van ride and the other visitors who were on it with us. I’m disappointed in how Chunky Monkey has decided to handle this. Avoid Chunky Monkey Tours in Costa Maya. They got my money and then pulled a complete bait and switch! I paid for a private tour and instead was grouped with 11 members of an extended family and crammed all together on the same van. After being denied a refund of the overage charge by Viator despite extensive documentation and photos proving that I did not get what I paid for, I am disputing the charge with my credit card. I want people to know that Viator does not protect the customer when a vendor does not provide what was promised. I also contacted Chunky Monkey Tours and was promised a refund for what was not provided but I have yet to receive it. I’ve attached the description of the different tour options. I paid for option 1 but was given option 2. So crappy!!!

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Apologies I cannot remember my guides name , but I would recommend this bike ride for anyone. Just make sure you can ride a bike properly ( unlike my wife !!) .This was full of fun and reasonably priced , unlike some of the excursions on my cruise

The number 1 guided tour I have ever been on! Our tour guide was Genesis and our driver was Jose. Genesis was funny and knew so much about Mayan culture -- he truly made this experience one of a kind. On our return to the port (which was on time!) Jose stopped by a honey pineapple stand and got all of us delicious pineapples! 10/10 would recommend this tour.

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Excellent experience!! Great service, great margarita and the best guacamole. Great place to go for a chill day of drinking and food. We stopped off for about and hour and a half for some drinks and shots.

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My wife and I had a great time at Chunky Monkey Beach club, food was great and the staff was incredible.Best place we have eaten in on the beach front.

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Although this family owned business has great service and the food was good there are a couple cons. The directions to where to be picked up are confusing for someone who's never been to Costa Maya. We ended up taking a taxi to the club. This was supposed to be included in the amount we paid, also had to pay for a taxi to return. Also, we had paid for 2 massages and didn't get these. I tried to email them to ask about why we paid for these services if we didn't get them but did not hear back. Unfortunately, Costa Maya is experiencing alot of seaweed right now and you can't go swimming! Really disappointed. We made the best of the afternoon but wouldn't return to this particular club.

We are so sorry that you did not have the best experience. We do try to get it right but it looks like we failed this time. We have made it more clear how to get to our office and give my phone # to people to call if they can not fide us. As for the seaweed was the worst it been in the last 15 years unfortunately we do not have a lot of control over that.

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