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Costa Maya Cruise Excursions

5 Best Costa Maya Cruise Excursions for Adventure Seekers

Costa Maya is an exclusively tourist based destination in Mexico that resides in the state of Quintana Roo near Chetumal, the state’s capital. It’s very close to Belize and was developed entirely to serve as a cruise ship port to provide a jump point for eager tourists to explore the exotic

Cozumel Cruise Port

Top 10 Things to Do in Cozumel Cruise Port

Believe it or not, there are some people that do not rush right off the cruise ship when it nestles itself into port. Cozumel is one place where it is best to get off the ship as quickly as possible so as not to miss out on any of the astounding activities offered just nearby. We compiled a list of the top ten things to do around the Cozumel cruise port, and from getting wet to getting a little boozy, there is something for everyone to do on Cozumel’s dry land.

Progreso Cruise Excursions

5 Best Progreso Cruise Excursions for Adventure Seekers

Progreso is a small port city located on the tip of the Yucatan peninsula along the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The area is only beginning to cater to tourists aboard Western Caribbean cruises, thanks to the construction of what has been dubbed the longest ship pier in the world, designed to circumvent the limestone formations that litter the coast of this part of Mexico. Here at the pier, cargo ships and cruise ships drop people off and pack goods on, and cruise ship tourists hop aboard shuttles to whisk them away to the tiny town of Progreso.

Costa Maya Cruise Port

Top 10 Things to Do in Costa Maya Cruise Port

The Costa Maya cruise port carries the distinction of being of few locations along lines commonly traveled by Western Caribbean cruises that was set up exclusively for boat boarded tourists. As such, it is a small and quaint area with emphasis on touristy type attractions that are focused on the natural features of this southern portion of Mexico.

Progreso Cruise Port

Top 10 Things to Do in Progreso Cruise Port

The Progreso cruise port serves as both a major export point for the Yucatan Peninsula as well as the pier point for many guests whose Western Caribbean cruises make a stop here. The port itself is nontraditional, as shuttle buses are necessary for every guest leaving the ship to traverse them across the nearly four mile long pier. Limestone formations under the waters of the Gulf of Mexico make such a pier necessary, and the shallow, calm and clear waters that cover them may have made a logistical nightmare for port building, but provide a beautiful and welcoming destination for travelers.

Cozumel Shore Excursions

Cozumel Shore Excursions – DIY or Book with a Cruise Line?

Western Caribbean cruises are some of the most popular destination vacations thanks to the area’s crystal clear turquoise waters, lively culture and tropical climate. But, for those that are looking to really experience ports of call and get away from the cramped confines of the cruise ship, shore excursions are an excellent option.  In Cozumel, a Caribbean island off Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, shore excursion options are plentiful.