Grand Costa Maya

True paradise: relaxation, culture, and adventure

Located in the south of Quintana Roo, Grand Costa Maya is one of the Mexican Caribbean’s hidden gems. The gateway to the region is Quintana Roo’s capital city of Chetumal, whose name in Maya means “place of the red wood.” You can also reach Chetumal on a four-hour drive from Cancun, passing through Riviera Maya’s destinations and Maya Ka'an along the way.

Here you will find breathtaking archeological sites like Dzibanché - Kinichná situated between the lowland jungles north of the Yucatan peninsula and the rainforests of Petén. Visitors also won't want to miss a visit to Kohunlich where they will find five of the remaining figures of the "Templo de los Mascarones".

Kinichna Aerial Shot 2


The vibe in Chetumal is perfect for visitors looking for a quiet retreat and for those who are interested in history and culture. The town is on the more tranquil side and features small hotels clustered around the city center, which sits next to a sanctuary, sporting one of the largest remaining...


Two hours away by car, the former fishing village of Mahahual is the only cruise ship port in the southern part of the Mexican Caribbean, as well as a natural paradise for divers, since the largest coral atoll in Mexico sits just 20 minutes off the coast.


Another favorite for nature lovers is the magical town of Bacalar, which is located only 30 minutes away from Chetumal. The Lagoon of Seven Colors is located here; Swim, snorkel, kayak, paddle or go on a boat ride across its waters and admire its fascinating natural colors surroundings, from spa...