- Round-trip transportation from your cruise ship terminal in Costa Maya!
- Air-conditioned, fully licensed, and insured transportation!
- English-speaking certified guides!
- Entrance into the ruins at Chacchoben!
- Unlimited bottled water and soft drinks onboard the transportation!
Your Chacchoben Mayan Ruins Cruise Excursion in Costa Maya port will start right outside your Costa Maya cruise ship terminal where your friendly guide and transportation will be waiting for you. The drive to Chacchoben Mayan Ruins is approximately 50 minutes, but 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 Mayan 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.
Get a true feel for the Mayan lifestyle and what civilization must have been like. Wrap yourself in the beauty at Chacchoben. The transportation will take you back to your Costa Maya pier at the end of your fun-filled day cruise excursion to the Costa Maya Chacchoben Mayan Ruins.