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Old July 15th, 2004, 03:13 PM
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Default Western Caribbean - Costa Maya & Cozumel

We are cruising the Sensation down to the Western Carib in early January - We have already booked a Dune Buggy Tour in Cozumel - anyone done that???

In Costa Maya - I can't seem to find many excursions lister - I was thinking of renting a scooter and just doing a little exploring on my own... is there anything around?

Any reccomendations or lists of available excursions?
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Old July 15th, 2004, 07:40 PM
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Default Re: Western Caribbean - Costa Maya & Cozumel

Costa Maya was one of the ports on a cruise I went on 2 years ago and from what I remember there wasn't much to see or do there. It basically consisted of a small shopping area and a beach (truly, I'm not exaggerating). If your looking to explore interesting tourist attractions I think you'll be disappointed. Unless things have changed in the past 2 years, I suspect renting a scooter will be a waste of your time and money.

As for Cozumel, I haven't done the Dune Buggy Tour so I can't give you an opinion on that.
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Old July 16th, 2004, 03:33 AM
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Have you already booked yr excursions for early January? Im asking as we are also going in that same time and we havent thought about excursions yet......
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Old July 16th, 2004, 09:07 AM
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We were there in April 2005. At the end of the pier is the shopping malls, pool with bar, restuarants and there is some entertainment at various times in the square. We rented a golf cart ($15/hr) and went to Mahahual which is about 2 miles away and hung around there for about two hours. They had a very nice beach there, and again, more vendors. I found the vendors there to be pushy. Had my arm grabbed a couple of times by vendors trying to pull me into their stalls which I didn't like. We're going back in April 2005 and have decided to take one of the tours the ship offers. If you contact Carnival they will send you a list of the tours. Hope this helps.


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Old July 16th, 2004, 09:36 AM
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Dani - I get a little over agressive when it comes to vacation planning - I know it's a bit early to have our excursion booked - but hey why not! Last year we spent a week at an all-inclusive in Jamaica and I had a personal tour guide booked for a trip off the resort by May, we didnt get to Jamaica until late December!

Darcy - Thanks, Carnival doesnt list anything - I will contact them and see what they have to offer. I'd be happy though with just a relaxing day at the beach!

Thank you everyone for the input!
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Old July 16th, 2004, 12:45 PM
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I just came back from Costa Maya. There is not a whole lot there but my family and I had a blast just swimming in the pool and hanging out by the restuarant

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