It’s a small town in Quinta Roo that offers a memorable experience for everyone. You’ll enjoy their stunning beaches, mouthwatering food, the Mayan Ruins, colorful architectures and so much more.
The highlight of my stay was the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins which is the most visited ruins site in Costa Maya. I booked it through Toucan Tours. Our driver was Carlos and Gus was our guide. They’re funny, humble, fully of energy and very interactive. I really enjoyed their accent – created this authentic experience that “¡Hola! I’m in Mexico!”
Chacchoben was about an hour ride from the port, but Gus made it very entertaining. He was telling us the history of the Mayan civilization, handing out photographs, pamphlets and crafts to help us learn what he was talking about.
I asked Gus what the fruits in season were. He answered “caimito” which is one of my favorite fruits growing up in the Philippines. He told Carlos to stop at a local fruit stand and he’d buy the group “caimitos” and bananas. I was so happy. I don’t remember the last time I had one.
The Chacchoben Mayan Ruins was an incredible sight. I couldn’t believe that one of the most distinctive historical architectures was right in front of my eyes. It was marvelous. Gus walked us through each section of the ruins, and tried his best to be as engaging as possible, but some people in my group couldn’t wait to take pictures. I felt that it was challenging for him or I think for any other tour guides to keep a group intact in one place.
Gus and Carlos really impressed me. They said yes to all our wants. They volunteered to take pictures. They just went above and beyond to please all of us, thus making it a memorable experience.