"Majahual, Quintana Roo, Mexico & the Costa Maya" Top 5 Page for this destination Majahual by Stephen-KarenConn
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.
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