We just got back from Costa Maya. When you get to the port area, go to the taxi window and pay $3 per person for a ride to Mahajual. It is a very poor little fishing village, but it is right on the beach. The beach area is one of the prettiest I have seen, and I've been to a lot of beautiful beaches. There are trees close to the water and little restaurants and bars are open all along the beach. We went to the Cat's Meow and had drinks, chips, and pico de gaya. (I'm not sure about the spelling!) We didn't eat a meal, but the ones I saw them bring out looked delicious. The ride back to the port area is $2 per person. (If you are in good shape, you could walk to the beach area. We saw a few people doing this. It is about a 3 mile walk.)
Have a wonderful time!! Also, there are women giving massages all along the beach for as little as $10 for 30 minutes. I didn't wear my bathing suit, so I didn't get one. I definitely will if I ever get to go back there.
I haven't done the Beach Break. Like Libragirl, we just did our own thing and really enjoyed it. I have read really good things on the boards, though, about the Beach Break. Either way, you will enjoy your stay in Costa Maya.
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Where/how far is Uvero Beach? How would one get there on their own or does Carnival provide a way?
My son and his girlfriend are going to get the excursion at the port to swim with the dolphins at Uvero Beach. The guy that runs it emailed me and told me I could go to the same beach but I would need to get my tickets from Carnival. I'm a little confused as to what he meant and wondered if anyone here can advise?
Just wondering what type of sand is found on the beaches mentioned in the above posts....more smooth/soft or a coarser type????
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