Located in the southern tip of the Mexican Caribbean lies an unscathed paradise for divers and anyone looking for adventure. Mahahual, originally a small fishing village, has developed over the years to be an oasis for divers and travelers looking to relax and absorb the Caribbean vibes. With water sports such as fishing and scuba diving, paired with great dining, this small gem has developed to accommodate the needs of travelers from all over the world. Located just south of Playa De Carmen, Cozumel and Cancun, this white sandy getaway is just a stretch away from the hustle and bustle.

Strategically placed along the Great Mayan Reef, the waters offer a multitude of underwater biodiversity and impressive reefs untouched by civilization for hundreds of kilometers. The reef begins in the northern tip of the Yucatan, and stretches down across areas like Cozumel and Banco Chinchorro.  The reef consists of more than 300 types of coral, 350 types of mollusk and more than 500 types of fish, of which a large number are protected including the world’s largest population of manatees. With unspoiled mangroves just a few meters from the beach, there are hatcheries that provide refuge from hundreds of species. This kind of ecosystem not only helps and supports the life in the ocean but also attracts a lot of migratory bird species looking to feed and breed in the safety of the mangroves.

With the new improved highway reaching from Cancun’s international Airport, the passage directly to Mahahual is simple, along with beautiful attractions along the way like the historic ruins of Tulum and Coba. The access to Mahahual is very accommodating with public or private transport available every day for people who want to plan a short stay or a long getaway.

Getting to Mahahual

ADO Bus: Once a day from ADO bus station in Playa del Carmen

17:55 hrs ~ 414 Mexican Pesos ~ Approx. 4 hours travel time


Car Rental: HERTZ– located inside Cancun airport. From $19 USD a day.

Private Shuttle: Groups of up to 8 people. Reservation required. $400 USD.

ATMs: Cancun Airport, Playa del Carmen center.

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Getting Around & ATMs

Shuttles : From Mahahual, shuttles everyday to Chetumal, Bacalar and Chaccobben

Bus: 1 bus a day to Xcalak

Taxis : Taxis to go from Casita area to Takata ~ 50 pesos. Mahahual center to Takata ~ 30 pesos. Casita area to Mahahual center ~ 20 pesos.

ATMs: Hotel Costa Maya Inn (Casita area), Mahahual center

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