The Chacchoben Mayan Ruins are only a 50 minutes drive away from your Costa Maya Cruise Port, located next to the picturesque fishing village called Mahahual. Chacchobben means "The Place of the Red Corn" in traditional ancient Mayan language. The federally certified Costa Maya cruise excursion guide will be waiting directly at the offices of our local tour operator. Then you are going to take the air-conditioned transportation to Chacchoben Mayan Ruins.
The beautiful Mayan Ruins are surrounded by lush vegetation which hid the ruins and were discovered by American archaeologist Peter Harrison, who reported the site to Mexican authorities in 1972. Before this date, only the locals knew of the existence of those ruins. The excavation of the site began in 1994 by the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Chacchoben. The archaeological site opened to the public in 2002.
The Chacchoben Ruins offer a truly authentic experience of the Mayas and their culture, situated in the middle of a beautiful jungle setting where nature and history seem to become one.
After the ruins tour in Chacchoben the excursion continues to the Bacalar Lagoon about 15 minutes minutes away. The Seven Color Lagoon (Bacalar Lagoon) is the perfect place to get in touch with nature and enjoy the peaceful quiet setting.
You will be welcomed by one of the most famous hotels in the Bacalar Lagoon.The Lagoon is perfect for kayaking and swimming. You may simply choose to relax, enjoy the breeze and a cold drink, while the others participate in the other activities.
The kayaks are available at the Bacalar Lagoon, you can use them and go every place in the lagoon you would like.
This Costa Maya Shore Excursion includes lunch consisting of beef or chicken fajitas, refried beans, rice, chips and salsa, guacamole and seasonal fresh fruit.
Children who like swimming and adventure are also invited to join in.
Enjoy two of the main highlights for Costa Maya Cruise Excursions, famous Chacchoben Mayan Ruins and beautiful Bacalar Lagoon!