There isn't much to do in Costa Maya but the big attraction are the ruins which I heard were wonderful. I was there in April but had sprained my ankle so I had to skip the tours what few are available. This is a new spot for ships to land. They have a little beach area and shops off the pier but beyond that is nothing but jungle. It really was a complete waste of time. I am sure you are going to other ports that you can do some diving, otherwise take the ruins in Costa Maya.
I have heard the diving done at Chinchorro and off shore at Costa Maya is excellent. There may not be much to do in Costa Maya, but the diving, I'm lead to believe by my research is actually worth looking into.
I am hoping someone out there has gone to the trouble to dive there, and can give me some input. The dive operator in Majahual has not responded to my emails, but I am confident we'll get to dive there.
I'm not interested in booking a shore excursion to the ruins. I've been all over Mexico and Belize, and have explored numerous Mayan ruins. Our upcoming cruise is more about diving.
I do appreciate your input, though. Sounds like the kind of place that's better enjoyed underwater anyway.
There many beaches you may not be able to see from the street, but jungle, I find the riviera maya to be very exciting myself, on my last trip went cave snorkeling, they also have diving, here is a link.
We are going to Majahual in Feb.03.
on a Princess Cruise.
Through extensive searching and research
for a dive operator
I found: Douglas Campbell-Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell him you heard it from some KB guy in Cleveland,Ohio