Welcome to Mahahual


New restaurants and bars are cropping up on the north side of town, a residential area known as casitas that's home to both locals and foreigners. Or go south toward Xcalak and you'll have no problem finding your own private beach with sugar-white sand.

There's great diving and snorkeling in Mahahual, and just enough nightlife along the beachfront malecón (waterfront promenade) to keep you entertained.


Top experiences in Mahahual

Amazing hotels and hostels

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Travel guides

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Mahahual activities

$98 Day Trips & Excursions

Calakmul Biosphere Reserve from Costa Maya

Your tour begins with hotel pickup in Mahahual or Bacalar. You'll board a vehicle and start a 3-hour drive to Calakmul. Once there, you'll enjoy a 3.5-hour visit. Admire the wonderful flora and fauna surrounding the archaeological zone and maybe spot endemic birds or deer. You'll have a chance to climb the Great Pyramid and, from there, get a 360-degree view of the entire area.  Learn about the importance of this site and how it served the Maya civilization during the Classic period. There are more than 6,500 structures here and the site has already been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.  You will then have time to eat lunch and then board a vehicle back to Bacalar or Mahahual  where you will be dropped-off at your hotel.

$2924.10 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Best of Central America

From ancient ruins to active volcanoes, get off the beaten track and discover extraordinary Central America. Make sure your passport has space because this exciting 33-day trip hits most of Central America, as it covers tropical rainforests, volcanoes, colonial cities, and all the breathtaking scenery in between. Explore Indigenous Mayan villages and soak in the region's incredible culture. Our CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) will ensure your accommodation and transportation are covered — so you can choose the activities and sights that interest you most — the adventure is yours to choose!

$1394.10 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Mayan Sun–Northbound

Trek though jungle backdrops to Mayan ruins and chill out on white-sand beaches under the Caribbean sun. Check out Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico and experience the region’s diversity. Wander colonial Antigua’s cobblestone streets and shop for treasures before experiencing the natural beauty of Lake Atitlán, its Indigenous Mayan villages, and striking volcanoes. One of our most popular trips, this adventure offers natural wonders, excitement, and culture with enough time to socialize and do your own thing.