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La Costa Maya

The geographical area located on the south east coast of the Yucatan Peninsular, between the southern border of the "Sian Ka'an" Biosphere and the Belizean border is known as the "Costa Maya".. The towns of Majahual and Xcalak are the primary tourist oriented areas..

This area is still considered 'virgin' as tourist development has just really started.. Long strips of sandy beach areas are still available for those perhaps interested in this hidden corner of the world..

Majahual is the beginning of the "Costa Maya" and is the location of a cruise ship pier.

New Majahual Beach area Dec 08

December 2008 Majahual is open and back, better than ever!! The cruise ship pier has been rebuilt, and ships are coming into "the Costa Maya" as they did pre Dean.

Part of the reconstruction of Majahual is a new waterfront walking street, closed to vehicle traffic. Shops, restaurants with breach front tables and other services are all located on this sea front blvd.

Dec 08 Looking north on new Blvd.
Dec 08 Looking southward on the new walking blvd of Majahual
Dec 08 New Cruise ship pier and beach area of Majahual

Part of the New Majahual is a paved street one block behind the waterfront walking blvd. This paved street goes through the town and continues down the coastline turning into what was the old road.

Dec 08 Paved road behind walking blvd.

A new lighthouse gives those at see fair warning of the coastline and the area north of the lighthouse is still a beautiful beach!

Dec 08 New Lighthouse for Majahual
Dec 08 Area north of the lighthouse, in distance cruise ship pier

ADO bus service now offers service to Majahual from Cancun as well as Chetumal daily, so you can explore this laid back area of the Costa Maya region of Mexico!

To reach this remote part of Mexico, you must fly into Cancun and then rent a vehicle and drive south on Hwy#307 through Playa del Carmen, Tulum and the town of Felipe Carrillo Puerto.. Once you have gone through the pueblo of "Limones" be on the look out for the road signs, directing you to Majahual-Xcalak.. The turn off will be on the left side of the road. It is the only 'exit' and you will drive on this road until you come to the small seaside town of Majahual.. Here you will find a few restaurants, with seafood specialties..

Cozumel Hostel Majahual Town
Town of Majahual

If Xcalak is your final destination, you will see signs for this town on the road leading into Majahual.. Just follow the signs...

Both these areas are very 'rustic' as electricity and phone lines are just now in 2005 reaching these remote areas. When a cruise ship in port town is busy. No ships, it is quiet laid back beachside town.

Cozumel B&B Majahual Southshoreline
Shoreline of Majahual

Enjoy the adventure of your lifetime down on the Costa Maya..

For more information on the Xcalak area, visit Xcalak Info

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