How to Get to Chacchoben
The ruins are located 45 miles (75 km) northwest of Costa Maya (don’t confuse the ruins with the town of the same name, 9 miles (14 km) to the north). A shore excursion with port pickup is the most convenient way to get there; it’s about a one-hour ride.
One Day in Costa Maya and Chacchoben
Spend the first part of your day in port on a half-day shore excursion to Chacchoben. Most tours include a guided walk on the circular path around the excavated temples, which date back to 700 AD. Guides explain the Mayan ceremonial history and will also point out fun facts about the surrounding jungle, specifically the birds and monkeys you may see if you’re lucky.
After your tour returns to Costa Maya, fill the rest of your time before re-boarding your ship by browsing the craft bazaar, enjoying a dip in the saltwater pool, relaxing on Uvero Beach or munching on lobster.