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Costa Maya Kohunlich Mayan Ruins Excursion S1202

Costa Maya, Mexico

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  • Round trip transportation from the Costa Maya cruise ship terminal!
  • Air conditioned, fully licensed and insured transportation!
  • English speaking certified guide!
  • Site entrance fee at Kohunlich!
  • Guided tour at the ruins!
  • Cold drinks without limit!
  • Snack of sandwich, seasonal fruit and cookie!
  • Return to port or optional drop off at Costa Maya village!

Lush tropical vegetation and countless palm trees surround the outstanding Mayan Ruins of Kohunlich. Located on a hill covered with cohune palms, it derives its name from the English word Cohune Ridge where cohune palm grew.

Your English speaking federally certified shore excursion guide will be giving you background information and the history of the area and Mayans. Dating back to 200BC, Kohunlich covers about 21 acres but is mostly un-excavated. There are approximately 200 ruin mounds that still hold their mysteries inside that the jungle is hiding.

What has been discovered is that the city was engineered with an elaborate channel system to hold rainwater. There is also many raised platforms and pyramids. The most famous structure so far is Temple of the Masks dating around 500AD. This is a structure with a center staircase leading to the top. To each side of the stairs are enormous stucco masks with human faces. Built in honor of the sun god, there were originally 8 giant masks. Today only 5 stand as 3 masks were somehow looted.

There is an enormous central plaza that is lined with pyramids, temples, an acropolis and platforms. This is a beautiful sight that remains uncrowded and visitors have not tarnished and spoiled with tourism. Your transportation will take you back to your Costa Maya cruise pier afterwards.

Note: There is a minimum of 3 participants needed per order.

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Costa Maya Kohunlich Mayan Ruins Excursion Reviews

Discover the beauty of the Kohunlich famous masks and the lush palm surroundings of these Mayan ruins hidden in the jungle.


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     5/5 Visited December 2015
We were here on a cruise and due to the time we were in Port our excursion was changed to the Chacchoben ruins. When we met the group taking us on the tour, they said due to road construction they were concerned about getting us back to the ship on time. They only charged us for the Chacchoben tour which was less than the Kohunlich ruins tour. I was extremely pleased they did not just take the chance and had our best interest in mind. It actually turned out better than we could have imagined. The drive was less than an hour and our guide was so knowledgeable and even showed us pictures he had taken himself to show us how the sun actually hits the ruins. He was fantastic and we felt like we were getting a private tour. On the way back, they stopped and let us taste the pineapples we saw being sold on the side of the streets. Definitely better than the store bought ones. We even learned a lot on the drive to and from the ruins. It was a great excursion and I really appreciate the decision to not take a chance with us not making it back to the ship in time. - One item to note - when leaving the ship to meet the this tour - walk totally out of the Port area and pass the guard shack. Once we did this they were right there with a megaphone so there was no way we could miss them.
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Interesting History
     4/5 Visited May 2014
This was a great tour for the history buff, which my wife and I both are. We were very surprised that the ruins that we saw were so big, and there are so many to see. Photos do not do them justice. The guide was also very good and had a lot of information about the Mayan ruins and some stories to share with everyone. We were very happy with this tour and we are glad that we got to see the famous ruins.
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Loved the Tour and Learned A Lot
     4/5 Visited May 2014
We really loved this tour and all the different things that we learned while on it. We got to see some beautiful ancient ruins and hear about some of the ceremonies that used to take place in them. There is quite a bit of walking so definitely have your walking shoes on for this one. We also enjoyed the ride to ruins also. Very educational!
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Hot but so worth it!
     5/5 Visited September 2013
I can not blame the weather since we did the tour in September. I had a collapsible umbrella with me and that provided instant shade! The ruins were incredible. Our guide picked us up right at the pier and we got on our way. The van was clean and air conditioned. The Mayan guide spoke fluent English with hardly any accent. He was such a nice young man who gave us a lot of information about his ancestors, history and heritage. He also gave us a wonderful talk about some of the native plants that grow on the grounds including some of the ones used for medicinal purposes. This was a lovely excursion.
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