There are lots of things to do in and around Mahahual. Listed here is the most comprehensive list of tour operators in Mahahual and best of all you can contact them directly. Just click on the names & pictures below to visit there site. If your traveling by ship, don't listen to what they say about Mahahual. Mahahual is very safe. The ships and cruise ship port just want you to say at the dock and spend your money at their mall of shops and restaurants. Come see the real Mahahual, only a 5 min taxi from the port. About 2.00usd pp rt
The Costa Maya Port is privately owned and they operate their own excursions through your cruise line. Local tour operator not affiliated with the port can't access the port to pick-up guests. Only the excursions sold on the ship depart from the port area.
Other tours operators are located and depart from about four blocks from the port, if you reserve a tour they will email you a confirmation with the details of your reservation along with easy to follow directions and a map so you can find them.
Chetumal is a city on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. It is the capital of the state of Quintana Roo and has a population of about 210,000. Chetumal is located about 1.5 hrs from Mahahual. It’s a safe and easy drive. We enjoy visiting Chetumal, shopping and seeing the sites. On the way back, we like to stop at Bacalar Lake for lunch and a cold drink.
The city is situated on the western side of Chetumal Bay, near the mouth of the Río Hondo. Chetumal is an important port for the region and operates as Mexico's main trading gateway with the neighboring country of Belize. Goods are transported via a road connecting Chetumal with Belize City to the south, and also via coastal merchant ships. There is a commercial airport, Chetumal International Airport, with airline service.
Chetumal was home to a number of coastal living Indians who traded marine assets with the mainlanders. Natural tributaries as well as man made causeways created the mode of transportation linking settlements as far away as Kohunlich. By the time the conquistadors arrived the splendor of the region was long gone and only sporadic fishing settlements remained. With the ever increasing number of British appearing to the south the Mexican government acted and in 1898 the "Spencer-Mariscal" treaty was signed acknowledging the border between Mexico and British Honduras [now Belize]. A garrison was established at Payo Obispo and troops stationed in an effort to curtail the illegal flow of arms and hardwoods. After the Caste War people migrated to the small village which then changed its name to Chetumal. In 1915 the regional government was moved from Chan Santa Cruz to Chetumal which then became the capital.
Today Chetumal has a population of over 210,000 people and all the amenities of any large city. It is also a major trading center between Belize and the rest of Mexico.
The city center is quite manageable on foot. Once you find the main intersection of Avenida de los Heroes and Avenida Alvaro Obregon you're within a short walk of several inexpensive hotels. The best hotels Chetumal has to offer are within five blocks of this intersection. You are also a short taxi ride away from the beaches.
Chetumal has an excellent Mayan museum well worth the visit. It is located downtown quite close to a large market for shopping.
More on Chetumal here:
Visit Chetumal the Capital of Quintana Roo
Map of Chinchorro here
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Tequila Beach Tours
UnderToe Standup Paddle Board Adventures
Water park and zip line
Snorkeling equipment can be rented at any dive ship or most beach clubs