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Mahahual Beach

Mahahual, Mexico
+52 1 983 733 6068
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Nothing special. Only place in Costa Maya.

If you are arriving here from cruise ships is the place to be visited and if you are a beach... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aracati, CE
Skip Costa Maya altogether...dirty cruise port with little character

This port is just a "throw in" cruise ship stop between Roatan and Cozumel and definitely NOT worth... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Austin, Texas
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  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“krazy lobster” (41 reviews)
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Mahahual, Mexico
+52 1 983 733 6068
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are arriving here from cruise ships is the place to be visited and if you are a beach person. Beaches (I mean the shoreline extension) are the same. Just pick up a place to seat and relax. 10mins drive from the port. Cheap...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This port is just a "throw in" cruise ship stop between Roatan and Cozumel and definitely NOT worth visiting. We were appalled that this was on the list of stops for Royal Caribbean and would take any Texas "brown water" beach over this place...we love...More

5  Thank Centex68
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We spent 4 hour at the beach in front of the Crazy Lobster. Very nice. Free chairs and the table service was very good. Beach was clean with nice water.

1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 4 August 2017

A beautiful beach loaded with hotels, shops selling typical Mexican goods from the area and restaurants selling a wide variety of food. Many offer Wifi. There are plenty of chairs to rent and tables to eat at. You can even get a massage on the...More

1  Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We loved this stop on our cruise. $4 taxi to local beach. Great food but do not order without seeing a menu! Our waiter overcharged us. We realized this after paying our bill and we saw a menu displayed in front of restaurant. We pointed...More

5  Thank Karen T
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Love our small hotel Tina the owner is great. We are had a room over looking the ocean. rooms nice size, clean and AC.

1  Thank Rich O
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Snorkeling is awesome. If you want to camp or stay in Cabanas for the night, don't miss Terrrenos En La Playa. It's next door to Hotel Arenas. Mike and Cecilia will attend to your every need. Right down to making fresh fish ceviche, lobster, or...More

3  Thank Naeder62
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The Mahahual Malecon and beachfront is one of the most peaceful and relaxed places I've ever been. Even when it gets a bit busy when cruise ships are in port it's still way, way more relaxed than say Playa del Carmen or even Tulum. Clear...More

2  Thank jmizekc
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Peaceful waves (almost none), with short depth so kids can play without worries! Sand is white with water making several tones of blue. Beautiful! Snorkeling is great and many species can be seen. Avoid damaging any yo help mantain ecosystems. That includes not buying shells,...More

3  Thank Humberto A
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The Yoga with Simone at Costa Maya Yoga Is great. You will enjoy it and feel totally Energized . If visiting here make sure you Take a class or 3 like we did. 😜

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John S
14 August 2017|
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Response from Blandose | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are scuba excursions offered in the area. Hotels will offer packages and Bacalar isn't far and guide companies are there as well. Google Scuba Tours in Mahahual or Bacalar and see what comes up. If you're... More
1 June 2017|
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Response from Lotte F | Reviewed this property |
To the best if my knowledge,there's pretty good snorkeling right off the beach , but best check with the locals...they're knowledgable and friendly and like to help
13 March 2017|
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Response from Jose R | Reviewed this property |
Hi mahahual it's a town and those places you mention basically are based on consumption don't need to buy package or anything such, the beach it's nice and safe for kids as they protection from the coral reef barrier Hope... More
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