Welcome to Costa Maya & Southern Caribbean Coast
With a coast stretching about 100km south of Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve down to the small town of Xcalak, you'll find many surprises along the way, such as the mesmerizing Laguna Bacalar, aka the 'lagoon of seven colors.' East of Bacalar, the tranquil fishing towns of Mahahual and Xcalak offer great diving, beach-bumming and bird-watching opportunities – residents there put a premium on sustainable development, and it shows.
In the interior, the seldom-visited ruins of Dzibanché and Kohunlich seem all the more mysterious without the tour vans. For both the ruins and trips down south to Belize, Quintana Roo's state capital Chetumal makes a great jumping-off point.