Chacchoben Ruins & Beach

Chacchoben Ruins & Beach
Price: $119.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 15 minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
Food/Beverage Provided A delicious Mexican entree, snacks, and 2 drinks of your choice (beer, tequila, cocktails, soda, or juice) are included.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing your swimsuit over comfortable, seasonal clothing and closed toe walking shoes. Guests should bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a beach towel.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of the transportation. This tour is wheelchair accessible. Guests must be 21 years of age to drink alcoholic beverages. The minimum age to participate is 4 years old.

Chacchoben Ruins & Beach

The Chacchoben Mayan ruins are just a few kilometers from the village of Chacchoben and takes its name from this village. The translation of the Mayan word "Chacchoben" refers to "the place of the red corn." Only 50 minutes away from the port, this area is known for several species of reptiles and snakes as well as spider monkeys, jaguars and a large variety of birds.

This archaeological site has an area of over 170 acres and includes buildings and complexes of different sizes. The excavations did not begin until 1994 and were conducted by the National Institute of Anthropology and History. The main structures are dated between 200 and 700 AD, with signs of having been rebuilt several times. Chacchoben became a prosperous city, covering in particular the cultivation of maize. To date, excavations have been undertaken only on the five buildings that rest on the structure known as the great basement.

During this Costa Maya excursion learn for yourself the purpose of the temples. They are believed to have been part of the study of the stars and astronomy as well as being a place of worship. The top of the temples incorporates a structure that tracks the sun throughout the day.

Complete your Costa Maya excursion with a trip to a beautiful white sand beach with crystal clear turquoise waters and enjoy a nice moment under a palm tree or some time on a comfortable lounger in the sun accompanied by a delicious cocktail in hand listening to music. The restaurant bar offers all the facilities for your comfort; bar service on the beach, restaurant service on the beach, Mexican snacks and a delicious local dish. There are a variety of water sports from which you can choose to complement your time at the beach as well as free Wi-Fi.

Please Note: Guests must be 21 years of age to drink alcoholic beverages. Minimum age to participate is 4 years old.

5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  56 ReviewsReview This Tour
Chacchoben Ruins excursion
March 14, 2020
The driver & tour guide were excellent in sharing information. The ruins were a magnificent, historic site that was well enjoyed. The beach was beautiful too. This excursion would be well liked by everyone!
Reviewer: Patty Heller
5 Stars
Excellent adventure
February 07, 2020
ruins and snorkeling were awesome!
Reviewer: j furlong
5 Stars
Chacchoben Ruins & Beach
January 15, 2020
Loved that excursion. The guide was interesting at the ruins. Enjoyed the food at the beach. Very enjoyable!
Reviewer: Ricki Cranford
5 Stars
Great experience
January 14, 2020
The ruins are really amazing, our local tour guide is very knowledgeable about the ruins. We had great time chatting with him during the 1hr car ride from the port to ruins. The 2nd stop was the white sandy beach, lunch was included inside the package. We enjoyed the delicious food, it was a lot to finish. There was also shopping area along the beach, good place to get the goodies before returning to cruise.
Reviewer: Hua Deng
5 Stars
Excellent trip!
January 08, 2020
Thanks for sharing so much information about the ruins! Very interesting and fascinating! I definitely recommend this excursion!
Reviewer: Richard Dunn
5 Stars
Chacchoben Ruins & Beach
November 17, 2019
Our whole family group of 11 totally satisfied with the excursion on Nov 9. Our guide Carlos was very knowledgeable, he explained to us Chacchoben's history, culture, animal and plants in great details and in entertaining way. The lunch buffet was great and the beach was beautiful. Can't expect anything more. Thanks a lot.
Reviewer: Stephen Chan
5 Stars