Even though I had been to Mexico a number of times prior to the cruise we took after Christmas, I had never visiting any of the ancient Mayan sites. Chichen Itza is still on my list because I need to see the new 7 wonders of the world, but I finally had an opportunity to visit an ancient Mayan site.
Getting to Chacchoben
Our cruise ship arrived in the relatively new port of Costa Maya. Costa Maya is about 4 hours south of Cancun and is largely undeveloped. There was a nice shopping area in the port, and the only other thing in the town was the new Lost Mayan Kingdom waterpark with zip lines, water slides and a lazy river.
Our tour took us from the port up to Chacchoben about an hour northwest from the port. I couldn’t believe how many buses were at Chacchoben considering there were two cruise ships, and nothing else between the port and the ancient mayan ruins.
Mayan Culture and Chacchoben
We had a great tour guide who did a wonderful job of balancing the amount of time explaining the cultural significance of each area of the ruins and giving us free time to roam around, snap pictures, and explore for ourselves. We were able to get about 5 minutes of drone flying in before we were asked to bring them down, and that made for some spectacular footage.
My 10 Favorite Pictures from Costa Maya, Mexico
Passports to Life Update
I need to apologize for it taking so long to get content from this cruise up. I have been working on too many things at once, but I should be able to do two posts per week in the coming weeks. I took a ton of pictures and quite a bit of video, so stay tuned! My first trip of 2017 is coming up, a very photogenic location, so I can’t wait for that. If you haven’t yet go check out my latest video on YouTube showing all of the destinations in one video.
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