Posted October 27th, 2010, 07:51 PM
We jsut returned from a 2-week cruise on the Epic. We had never been to Costa Maya and I did not know what to expect.
On the advice of a friend, we rented a golf cart at the pier facility and had it for the day. We had the best time of all the other ports.
The golf cart cost us $50 for the day (four passengers). This was negotiated down from a starting price of $60. You could probably get it for less however. This golf cart was a bit larger than a normal one and had knobby, all terrain tires. It was gas powered.
From the port, we took the streets over to Majahual which takes about 10 minutes. We chose to drive through the town and continue southward along the road that parellels the beach. It is a dirt road with a lot of potholes but after driving in Buffalo in the winter, we are used to it. The beach is beautiful along this stretch and it is very quiet. We passed several small stores and day resorts on the beach with a mangrove swamp on the other side of the road. at KM. 6.5 we came across the Maya Chan Beach Day Resort that had a sign out front welcoming Epic passengers. We stopped in and had drinks which entitled us to use their beach, beach chairs and free WiFi. After staying for a while and checking our e-mail, we got back on the cart and went back to the "downtown" area of Majahual.
The beach was very nice there and the ladies got a massage on the beach under the palm trees for only $10. This area of the beach has a lot of activities including bars, restaurants, water sports rentals, and snorkeling. There are many vendors and opportunities to spend your money. The prices are better here than at the pier.
Speaking of that, the pier has many stores and bars that are all new. The place was hit by a hurricane two years ago and has been completely rebuilt. It is very fresh looking and nice. There is a LARGE swimming pool with a swim-up bar that is free for cruise passengers. This area was very well attended when we returned from our day in the town. Everyone seemed to love this port.
-Jim In Buffalo
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