Our second port of call was Costa Maya Mexico.
It was a beautiful day when we arrived in Costa Maya after our overcast and rainy day in Roatan.
Leaving the cruise ship, it’s a bit of a walk to actually get to the shopping area. They do have a free tram if you don’t want to walk that distance, but of course we walked.
This port is typical of the cruise ship ports, lots of shopping and bars. We were spending the day at the beach and made our way out of the complex.
They were performing as we walked by.
There are all kinds of tours that the ship offers from scuba diving, snorkeling, ruins, and many others. We walked by some of the dune buggy’s waiting for the cruise ship passengers, as we were heading for the gate.
We left the port and started our walk to the beach. After you leave the complex there is not much around. You really get to see the island when you walk.
If you want an inexpensive option in Costa Maya, you can spend the day at the beach. We went to the Blue Kay beach. You can get a ride on an open air taxi for about $3.00 per person one-way, or do what we did and walk for about 25 minutes to reach the beach. There were plenty of people walking to the beach, but they took the long way. J took us a more direct route. You can google map it and street view it to get familiar with the area.
Walking gives you a chance to really experience the surroundings. We knew we were getting close when we could see the lighthouse in the distance.
It must be a tour stop from the cruise, as there were plenty of people here for a quick photo op. It’s a perfect spot to get a picture of the ship in the distance.
After taking pictures, we walked the path that takes you to all the beaches.
They have really developed this area since the last time we were here. We decided to spend our time at the Blue Kay beach after reading about it on Cruise Critic.
We stopped off at the bar to get drinks and start a tab. We were thirsty after our walk. We let them know we were going to get chairs. The chairs are free if you drink and eat for the day.
After collecting our drinks we went to pick out our chairs with an umbrella and a table to spend a couple of hours. The lounges are wooden, so make sure you bring a towel.
Our view for the day.
They come around once in a while to see if you need anything, but they did not bother you constantly, which I liked. We ordered chicken nachos which were pretty good.
After eating, I decided to explore the area while J napped.
There are more places to rent chairs that looked more comfortable, but don’t know if there is a charge. One of the areas was roped off for the cruise ship tour. I’m sure they paid a pretty penny. Just think you can do this yourself for free if you walk or $6 round trip to ride the tram.
There is some shopping, but not really much around.
After a couple hours in the sun, we headed back to the ship. We tried to catch the bus near the lighthouse but they would not stop and pick us up. I don’t know where you would get the shuttle to go back since we did not take it to the beach. It was not a bad walk, but it was hot so make sure you have water with you.
If you did not want to go to that beach, you could stay at the pier, but the beach at the pier was not as nice.
It was a very relaxing day in Costa Maya. What do you do when visiting Costa Maya?