The wide array of blue tones of its waters will amaze you once you make your way to the beach; from the deepest blue to the brightest turquoise depending on the sunlight.


Mahahual was protected in great part by fishermen, who, dazzled by the biodiversity of its shallow waters and protected by the reef, found a perfect, sustainable place to focus on fishing. The name Mahahual is owed to a family of endemic trees.

Mahahual obtains the majority of its push and the majority of its visibility in tourist circuits thanks to the construction of the cruise ship dock, with tourists that desire to admire the marvels of the Caribbean arriving from many different parts of the world. From that moment on Mahahual was transformed into the now internationally recognized as Costa Maya.

What allows Mahahual to stand out from other tourist destinations in the Riviera Maya is that it remains a virgin beach, where tourists can enjoy beautiful beaches, water sports such as snorkelling, kayaking, fishing and diving or simply taking advantage of the sun with a nice cup of wine or a cocktail.

Things to do in Mahahual

You can find a wonderful place to stay in a boutique hotel such as Posada Pachamama, where service and attention is personalized and familiar to each of its guests.

On the boulevard you will find typical beach restaurants that offer fish ceviche, seafood and lobster when in season, international food and delicious mexican delights. We highly recommend trying the lion fish dishes.

There are also a wide array of bars where tourists can let themselves be taken away by the beautiful view of the ocean while enjoying a nice cold beer.

The town

Due to the fact that it is a very young settlement its population is varied and multicultural with large European and North American communities, among these are the Italian community which fell in love with this beautiful place just as Mexicans all around the Republic and the local fishermen have over the years.