Safety in Costa Maya
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We were in Costa Maya this week on the Grandeur of the Seas. This was our first time there. We absolutely loved it. It has become our favorite port of call and it was hard to get hubby to leave it. We went to the town of Mahahaul and to Pez Quadro which was an all day Beach Party that I booked on line before we left. It consisted of swimming at Uvero Beach that was absolutely beautfiul water. And it also included all our drinks for the entire day, no matter what we wanted. For extra money we had a lobster lunch that was delicious. The people that worked there treated us like Royalty. They set our lounge chairs where ever we wanted them. They carried tables to our area between the lounge chairs for our drinks.They met us each time as we got out of the water to see what drinks they could bring to us. They had a cute bar that had swings rather then regular seats. When it was time to go, the one guy even wiped my husbands feet off from the sand and put his shoes and socks on.
Costa Maya is a very new and upcoming area. It is truly a diamond in the rough. Someday I am sure it will be one of the hottest areas for tourism. They say it is the next "Cancun", But for right now at this time, to go off the beaten path with just you and your 3 year old daughter, I dont think that would be wise. What made Costa Maya our favorite port is the fact that it is real and it touched our hearts like no other place has. We found it hard to beleive, in todays world, that outside the port made by the cruise lines, the area is still very undeveloped and the Mayans still live in some pretty "hard times".
My suggestion for you and your daughter would be to stay in the port that the cruise line has established. There is a great pool area, it is beautiful and the shopping is fantastic. The artistic talents that are displayed there are wonderful.
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Traveling here in October. The rest of our family is doing the Dolphin Encounter and Uvero Beach. I will be staying behind with our 3 year old for the day. Any ideas of what to do??? Is this a safe area for the two of us to walk around, take a taxi alone, etc I am a little nervous. Any suggestions are appreciated.I think Costa Maya and Mahahual are safe. There are many people around and the police make their presence known, too, both in Costa Maya and at Mahahual. We were there in August and enjoyed Mahahual very much (though with our teens). It's a short tour bus ride to Mahahual and a taxi back to the pier. If your three year old will not mind the ride there and back, Mahahual is very doable. But, staying at the pier area is fine, too.
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