Costa Maya Mayan Ruins Excursion Reviews

Explore one of the island's "best kept secrets" in Mexico by touring the Mayan Ruins. Learn about myths, legends, and Mayan culture while enjoying its beautiful landscape.
Sail Date: December 2018
Excellent!!! Our guide was born and raised behind the site and was part of the excavation team. His first hand knowledge made for a tour like no other Mayan ruin tour we have taken before.
Excellent!!! Our guide was born and raised behind the site and was part of the excavation team. His first hand knowledge made for a tour like no other Mayan ruin tour we have taken before. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: December 2018
Walk past the entire cruise port town. Go to the taxi stand. Get a cab to the ruins with a guide for $30 a person. The tours charge $99 a person and take you on a crowded bus.
Walk past the entire cruise port town. Go to the taxi stand. Get a cab to the ruins with a guide for $30 a person. The tours charge $99 a person and take you on a crowded bus. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Sail Date: December 2018
2 hour drive to a remote area but the ruins are extensive and teh setting is beautiful. Bus was very nice, comfy seats, good a/c and seats reclined. Kohunlich is the name of the ruins
2 hour drive to a remote area but the ruins are extensive and teh setting is beautiful. Bus was very nice, comfy seats, good a/c and seats reclined. Kohunlich is the name of the ruins Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: November 2018
Mayan Ruins tour was excellent. long bus ride, but there was only 5 people on the tour. Guide Rose was very knowledgable and informative. Tour was well worth the price.
Mayan Ruins tour was excellent. long bus ride, but there was only 5 people on the tour. Guide Rose was very knowledgable and informative. Tour was well worth the price. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: November 2018
Long drive to Chacchoben ruins made a pleasure by our guide who talked and talked all the way there. He was a entertaining and informative guide around the ruins, always keeping us away from the crowds, impeccable timing. Port had ... Read More
Long drive to Chacchoben ruins made a pleasure by our guide who talked and talked all the way there. He was a entertaining and informative guide around the ruins, always keeping us away from the crowds, impeccable timing. Port had plenty of shopping and entertainers. Although I thought the tequila (Patron) was more expensive here than anywhere else on cruise. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: November 2018
Highly recommend Native Choice. A bit of a walk to office. Tour guide was great. Bus was clean. Ruins were nice but not as extensive as Tulum. But much closer to port.
Highly recommend Native Choice. A bit of a walk to office. Tour guide was great. Bus was clean. Ruins were nice but not as extensive as Tulum. But much closer to port. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: September 2018
A MUST!!!! Fantastic ruins and accessibility to them (not for wheelchairs)
A MUST!!!! Fantastic ruins and accessibility to them (not for wheelchairs) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: July 2018
We had an awesome tour guide named Diana who was very knowledgeable about Mayan culture and the ruins we explored in the jungle setting.
We had an awesome tour guide named Diana who was very knowledgeable about Mayan culture and the ruins we explored in the jungle setting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: June 2018
It's a long day, but you can climb on the ruins and it's not something you're going to see otherwise.
It's a long day, but you can climb on the ruins and it's not something you're going to see otherwise. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: June 2018
Met amazingly beautiful Mayan Family had fresh corn wraps with chicken made in ground
Met amazingly beautiful Mayan Family had fresh corn wraps with chicken made in ground Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: May 2018
it wasOK. mayan temple was small and the tour of it was very quick. Mayan family was nice...bus ride was OK but a bit long
it wasOK. mayan temple was small and the tour of it was very quick. Mayan family was nice...bus ride was OK but a bit long Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: April 2018
We went to a Mayan ruin site with Edder and Ebel. They were amazing. Edder really knows what he is talking about, has great English, has a very good sense of humour, and is very friendly. Overall he is very good at his job. Ebel was a ... Read More
We went to a Mayan ruin site with Edder and Ebel. They were amazing. Edder really knows what he is talking about, has great English, has a very good sense of humour, and is very friendly. Overall he is very good at his job. Ebel was a great driver and we felt very safe in his hands. Very nice guy. The site was awesome and super fun to explore. As well as very educational. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: April 2018
We took a pleasant bus ride (about an hour in an air conditioned bus) to the site. Our guide was very knowledgeable and offered great background on the culture. We returned to port and enjoyed wandering through the shopping village.
We took a pleasant bus ride (about an hour in an air conditioned bus) to the site. Our guide was very knowledgeable and offered great background on the culture. We returned to port and enjoyed wandering through the shopping village. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: April 2018
Paid a little more, and got a small group tour of 8 people, with water, soda, and beer. got out early, and were there before the busloads and crowds. Well worth the extra for the small tour.
Paid a little more, and got a small group tour of 8 people, with water, soda, and beer. got out early, and were there before the busloads and crowds. Well worth the extra for the small tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Sail Date: April 2018
Very informative. The guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about his heritage. Well worth the money.
Very informative. The guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about his heritage. Well worth the money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Sail Date: April 2018
Ruins were neat. along time in bus, great guide, Alex & driver, Carlos. Glad we got to see'em
Ruins were neat. along time in bus, great guide, Alex & driver, Carlos. Glad we got to see'em Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: March 2018
As described in the main cruise review, we really enjoyed this. It was a long day. Definitely book through the cruise line. We got back about 10 minutes after the all aboard time.
As described in the main cruise review, we really enjoyed this. It was a long day. Definitely book through the cruise line. We got back about 10 minutes after the all aboard time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: March 2018
wasn't hard on the legs. loved seeing past history
wasn't hard on the legs. loved seeing past history Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: March 2018
Kohunlich Mayan ruins are pretty awesome - not a stunning as Tikal, but well worth the visit. Downside was a bus ride of 2+ hours each way for only 1 hour 20 minutes on site.
Kohunlich Mayan ruins are pretty awesome - not a stunning as Tikal, but well worth the visit. Downside was a bus ride of 2+ hours each way for only 1 hour 20 minutes on site. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Sail Date: February 2018
Chachoben ruins are a smaller Mayan site, but worth seeing. Our guide was knowledgable and I could tell he loved these ruins. He also was well-versed in the other Mayan ruins, and gave us reasons to visit the other ruins, too.
Chachoben ruins are a smaller Mayan site, but worth seeing. Our guide was knowledgable and I could tell he loved these ruins. He also was well-versed in the other Mayan ruins, and gave us reasons to visit the other ruins, too. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: February 2018
We took a 50 minute bus ride to the start of our walking tour. Our guide was excellent. Enjoyed the ruins.
We took a 50 minute bus ride to the start of our walking tour. Our guide was excellent. Enjoyed the ruins. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: February 2018
Knowledgeable tour guide and great history
Knowledgeable tour guide and great history Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: February 2018
Some may find the 2 hour bus ride rather boring. I love Mayan history so it did not bother me and in fact had a good nap on the ride back! Ruins were well kep, the large group was a bit tough for the guide to manage (although he was very ... Read More
Some may find the 2 hour bus ride rather boring. I love Mayan history so it did not bother me and in fact had a good nap on the ride back! Ruins were well kep, the large group was a bit tough for the guide to manage (although he was very good). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: February 2018
Mayans throw the ages...excellent guide and enjoyed eating authentic food at the Mayan descendant’s Home.
Mayans throw the ages...excellent guide and enjoyed eating authentic food at the Mayan descendant’s Home. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises