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Posted by AmorTulum on 7 de June de 2023

Mahahual is a small fishing village that comes to life when cruise ships arrive at its port. Being part of the Grand Costa Maya Mahahual is less than two hours from Chetumal and is home to the largest coral atoll in Mexico.

Mahahual is a port in Quintana Roo, in the municipality of Othón Blanco facing the Caribbean Sea. A paradisiacal place, perfect to relax and disconnect. Located in the south of Quintana Roo, the Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve makes Mahahual one of the best places to dive in the Mexican Caribbean.  The reserve is part of the second largest barrier reef in the world and is considered a true marine graveyard, as its seafloor is home to more than 60 sunken ships, including Spanish and English galleons dating from the 16th and 17th centuries. In recent years it has developed as an important emerging tourist destination, ideal for visionary investors and diving enthusiasts!


Some of the iconic places of this area is the representative LIGHTHOUSE of Mahahual, you can also walk along the boardwalk that is almost 2 km long where during the tour you will find a variety of restaurants and craft stores.
Snorkeling, kayaking and tours to see dolphins and turtles are some of the most popular activities.
If you are looking to go a little deeper into the jungle then visiting the archaeological site of Chacchoben is a good plan, it is located 50 minutes from Mahahual.


Banco Chinchorro is a paradise for divers because it is in a perfect state of preservation with large corals and sponges of enormous proportions. Together with the clear water and the diversity of fish, it gives us an unparalleled spectacle. The Banco Chinchorro Biosphere is home to easy DIVING, colorful reefs and fascinating shipwrecks. All of these sites have excellent visibility and warm, open ocean currents.

The diving at Banco Chinchorro is some of the best in the northern hemisphere because this natural wonder is part of the great Mesoamerican reef system.

Mahahual’s beaches extend in both directions, north to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve and south to Xcalak, which is a great place for sport fishing all year round (except for tuna, barracuda, grouper and snapper).

Its gentle waves make it a great place for swimming and the reef is perfect for snorkeling, thanks to the colorful reefs and abundant marine life where you can observe manta rays, turtles, eels, nurse sharks and angelfish. From the surface you can even see some of the sunken ships lying on the sea floor. Explore its calm turquoise waters by kayak, or bike along the pier to the lighthouse, which is a great spot for sunrise photos.

Archaeological sites that are still little known, including Chacchobén, Oxtankah, Kohunlich, Dzibanché and Kinichná, make it a great destination for history buffs. The archaeological sites of the southern Mexican Caribbean stand out for the imposing natural beauty that surrounds them and the deep cultural and historical footprint that invites visitors to discover the millenary secrets that marked the Mayan civilization.


Costa Maya is one of the most popular cruise ports in Mexico. The modern port can receive three ships at the same time with capacity to dock Oasis or Epic type ships.

Suffice it to say that, according to data from the Ministry of Tourism, from January to October 2022, this site had more than 350 cruise ship arrivals, with more than 800 thousand features, which makes this place, along with COZUMEL in the main ports in this tourism sector.

With numbers that are on the rise, and with the conditions more than adequate to receive any ship that arrives to Mexican lands, Mahahual is consolidated, along with Cozumel, as one of the ports of reference at international level, which brings with it excellent expectations for 2023.


Mahahual is in development and growth is for visionary investors. Many people comment that it is as if you were investing in Playa del Carmen but 20 years ago. After the pandemic the demand for long term apartment rentals has increased and the supply is low.

One of the most important points is that it has managed to maintain its essence and its peaceful atmosphere which makes it very easy for anyone to fall in love with its magic.

Mahahual’s infrastructure guarantees the generation of goods and services that promote social welfare and sustainable development.

The destination is very safe, as the inhabitants and tourists maintain a quiet lifestyle where partying and nightlife do not prevail. Safety becomes one of the most important points in favor.

Visitors fall in love with the destination because of the adventure activities, and connection with nature, feeling in a small town with a lot of magic where they can find the disconnection from big cities.

More and more investors and developers are coming to develop in this destination, since it is an emerging tourist destination.

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