tourist region in Quintana Roo, Mexico

The Costa Maya is in the Quintana Roo state of Mexico. The Costa Maya is part of the Mexican Caribbean coast created and marketed by the state of Quintana Roo to tie the southern part of the state with the more successful Cancún and Riviera Maya in the North. The "Costa Maya" is also a marketing term used to refer to a cruise ship destination in the town of Mahahual.


Map of Costa Maya

The Costa Maya extends from Xcalak in the South to the Southern Border of the Sian Ka'an in the north, although many people include the southern part of the Sian Ka'an to Punta Herrera when they talk about the Costa Maya because you can only access it via the Coast Road in The Costa Maya.


  • 1 Mahahual
  • 2 Xcalak

Other destinationsEdit

  • Sian Ka'an
  • Banco Chinchorro
  • Lake Bacalar (not officially part of the Costa Maya, but in close proximity)


Get inEdit

Cruise ships occasionally visit a small port with a large pier on the open Caribbean shore. A growing cluster of shops offer souvenirs from the area, as well as bars and swimming pools for visitors. A tower that has a view of the entire harbor is in the cruise ship port. One must be able to climb up several flights of stairs to reach the top, as there is no elevator in the tower.

Get aroundEdit



Scuba diving is a primary attraction.



Stay safeEdit


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