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Majahual Travel Guide: 32 reviews and 117 photos

Majahual, a tiny fishing village on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, is about half way between Cancun and the country of Belize, in the state of Quintana Roo. The government of Mexico has constructed a dock on the beach here, called Costa Maya, to accommodate the largest cruise ships, and many people say that it is destined to become the next Cancun. If so, it has a long way to go. On our visit there, in January, 2007, we saw only one small hotel - a mile or so from the beach - and a few local restaurants and bars. In 2005 the population of Majahual was 282. It has only recently been connected by highway to the Mexican interior.

On the day of our visit, three large cruise ships were at the dock, disgorging thousands of tourists. There are several shops near the dock, and a good beach. Also, several shore excursions are available for cruise passengers. To me, the most interesting of these are to the Mayan ruins of Chacchoben and Kohunlich. These sites are substantially less excavated than the better known pyramids of the Yucatan Peninsula near Cancun, but every bit as intriguing.

  • Intro Updated Feb 13, 2007
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  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2007 at 11:05 AM

    Wonderful pictures! Scuba diving and snorkeling sounds great there :-)

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2007 at 9:47 AM

    Beautiful pics! but a shame how that dock might ruin that town's quaintness.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2007 at 4:29 PM

    Beautiful photos. I liked this part of Mexico.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2007 at 9:45 AM

    What vibrant colors in your photos, Stephen. Really enjoyed your introduction. What a great reprieve from our cold weather for you and Karen.

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