Oh my, the port at Costa Maya, Mexico has changed so much over the years. Randy and I have visited here several times and loved each visit.
Costa Maya is located on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. The cruise port at Mahahual has so many things to offer visitors. The port area is filled with shops, a large salt water pool, fun restaurants and access to the beach.
And, just a short shuttle ride away is the small a stretch of beach with beautiful turquoise waters, restaurants offering delicious dishes and buckets of cold beer, small souvenir shops and relaxing massages.
The first time we visited Costa Maya in 2008 the year after the area had been hit by Hurricane Dean. As we traveled to the small fishing village of Mahahual we were sad to see just how much damage was still visible. We were there with our friends Bob and Sandy. We walked down the street finally stopping at a restaurant with umbrella tables on the beach and enjoyed buckets of cold beer and nachos.
I also remember fondly a trip to Costa Maya in February 2012 with our New Beginning friends and another trip in September 2012 when we participated in a wonderful excursion to visit the Kuhunlich Mayan Ruins. Other trips have found us taking a short ride to Overo beach for an easy going day basking in the sun.
Today we woke to beautiful blue skies and temperatures in the low 80’s. We dressed quickly, enjoyed a lite continental breakfast then made our way down to the pier to meet Doug and Sue for a day in the sun.
We walked through the port area admiring all the activities taking place, many shops offering a variety of goods finally making our way to the back of the port to purchase our $3 tickets for the short ride to Overo beach.
As I mentioned at the very beginning of this trip, we had made the decision to visit our favorite restaurant in each port-of-call. So today, we would be stopping at the Krazy Lobster. We found a table nestled under palm tree just steps away from the water and a beautiful view of the ship and settled in for a relaxed afternoon.
First order of business; order a bucket of beer! After spending some time chatting and watching visitors enjoying the view we ordered lunch. Randy and I had enjoyed the Nachos on a past visit and decided to order them once again. And, once again, everything they were delicious. Sue and Doug enjoyed their choices too.
During our visit, and at different times, Randy, Sue and I walked down to the water’s edge and waded in. The edge of the beach is a little rocky but soon you are standing on soft sand. The water was cool and refreshing.
Time to return to the ship was approaching so we made our way back to the port. We returned to our cabin to discover a plate of delicious sweet treats. Randy and I made ourselves comfortable for a short time on the balcony enjoying the view and our sweets before preparing the evening activities.
As always, we had a wonderful time during the cocktail and dinner hour. We learned that Sal and Anna made their way down to the beach and enjoyed wonderful and relaxing massages. Everyone had a great day!
Tomorrow is our last day and we are at sea.