We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Mahahual Beach

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Mahahual, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 1 983 733 6068
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 890 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 272
    Excellent
  • 123
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Forget the port - go to the beach!

Mahahual Beach was so beautiful, a hidden gem for sure. The food was delicious, the water is spectacular. A five minute taxi ride away from the port. This is a must see if you... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Xela357
,
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Add Photo Write a Review

890 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 475: English reviews
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mahahual Beach was so beautiful, a hidden gem for sure. The food was delicious, the water is spectacular. A five minute taxi ride away from the port. This is a must see if you love the beach! Lots of shopping too.

Helpful?
Thank Xela357
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you like a small and beautiful beach far away from big cities and with a few boutique hotels and, especially, if you are a diver Mahual is an excellent choice. I am a hard core diver, and from Mahahual we went every day to dive banco Chinchorro, a magnificent place with the most pristine water and white sand I... More 

Helpful?
Thank franciscobX3841AH
Macon, Georgia
Level Contributor
52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach in front on Restaurant. The beach was seaweed free day we were there and water was nice. Two use had bill of $44. that was beers, margarita, chips and two meals. Owner is American and was on site we talked to him and he made point to see almost every guest

Helpful?
Thank Bill111965
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a market place, so expect peddlers with authentic items for sale. Very safe, close to the ports and something for everyone!

Helpful?
Thank Lisamknight
Level Contributor
27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on my first cruise in April. On first appear every the water looked beautiful but once we got to the beach club the water was not so clear and there was definitely a really bad smell. Didn't hang in the water more than about 15 minutes. There was a pool with a swim up bar at this particular club.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pacerchik
Mississauga Ontario
Level Contributor
79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived here on a cruise. The pier is very very long but there is a trainlike vehicle that transports ppl back and forth at NC. We read about this beach. Took a taxi @ $2 pp and arrived there quickly. The beach refreshing and is beautiful with fish swimming about. Sure there were lots of vendors walking about trying... More 

Helpful?
Thank onebzyldy
Camarillo
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just leaving on Celebrity Equinox...the port waters are beautiful....the pier is extremely long but has a very cute train to take people up and back. The immediate port was made by the cruise lines..is extremely nicely appointed but a bit pricey...there is a place to swim with the Dolphins, a very nice pool to sit by for a price and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank keirenf
Charleston, West Virginia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the worst places of my cruise off of the Norwegian getaway. I seen good reviews for this area for beaches so I took a chance and took a taxi there. Don't get me wrong the beaches were pretty but you absolutely get attacked the whole time with people trying to sell you things. I regret not... More 

Helpful?
Thank Donna T
Twickenham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was expecting a smallish quaint beach resort, unfortunately there was a cruise ship in and consequently all the restaurant staff/massage staff/general sales people were on a mission to badger you as much as possible, seems they were keen for you to buy some dodgy souvenir and get as drunk as possible, maybe I should have it might have been... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Yasmin S
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
57 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We escaped the little shopping center at the Costa Maya port and took a shuttle into town. The shuttle is really a open trolley pulled along by a pick up truck. Because it was Easter Sunday, the little town was crowded with local residents on spring break. We had nachos and beer at Big Momma's, one of the many restaurants... More 

Helpful?
Thank Farkle56

Travellers who viewed Mahahual Beach also viewed

Mahahual, Costa Maya
Mahahual, Costa Maya
 
Mahahual, Costa Maya
 

Been to Mahahual Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mahahual Beach and other visitors
33 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (33)

Questions? Get answers from Mahahual Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?