- Round-trip transportation from your Costa Maya cruise ship terminal!
- Air-conditioned, fully licensed, and insured transportation!
- English-speaking certified guide!
- Chacchoben Mayan Ruins site entrance fee!
- Guided tour at the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins!
- Cold drinks during the ruins part (water bottles and sodas)!
- All-inclusive beach break with beverages and food!
Your Costa Maya Ruins and Beach cruise excursion will start right outside your cruise ship terminal where your friendly guide and transportation will be waiting for you. The drive to Chacchoben Mayan Ruins is approximately 50 minutes during which the English-speaking guide will be giving you lots of information about the Mayans, the Chacchoben ruins, and Mexico. You will ride in air-conditioned comfort all the way there.
When you arrive, you will receive a guided tour of the grounds which are surrounded by lush jungle vegetation. The jungle truly enveloped Chacchoben after the Mayans left. The ruins at Chacchoben (The Place of the Red Corn) were only discovered in 1972 by the American archaeologist Peter Harrison. Excavation began in 1994 by the National Institute of Anthropology and History and the ruins opened to the public in 2002.
The main structures at Chacchoben date back to between 200-700AD. More is being learned about this site as more is excavated. To date, only 5 buildings have been fully revealed. What has been called The Great Basement, was believed to be the sight of religious, civil, and astronomy science events.
When your guided exploration of Chacchoben is completed, your transportation will take you for some relaxation time at the beach! Lounge chairs, umbrellas, beverages, snacks, and food are waiting for you. Enjoy all of the beach facilities - rest in the shade, tan in the sun, take a swim, and stroll the sandy waterline.
Your transportation will take you back to your Costa Maya pier when your fun day of exploration and beach time is complete.
Bottled water is unlimited; guests may have one beer or one soft drink in addition to the water.
Snacks: Nachos, Pico de Gallo (chips with Mexican salsas), guacamole.
Meal: Beef Fajitas, Chicken Fajitas, Hamburger with French Fries (choice of).