Costa Maya: A colorful port

Upon arrival from our tour of Chacchoben, we took a lap around the pavilions browsing at shops, tasting tequila, watching local dance presentation and checking out the dining options, even though food was the last thing on our minds.

Earlier in the day, however, as the ship was docking, these shots were taken from the deck. It was a beautiful clear day with blue skies and wispy clouds.

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Costa Maya in the distance.

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A closer look.

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The clear blue waters of the Caribbean.

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Even more close up.

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Stay here and relax.

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You can always walk the length from the dock to the port.

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Or take the free shuttle.

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Dolphins swimming and leaping.

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Pool area.

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Free tequila tasting.

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Local costume.

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Ubiquitous merchandise.

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Pink and blue.

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No beer today.

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A little look back as we were leaving.

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  1. Hi Maria, i haven't visited you for a while, so sorry! Now these photos make me so envious again, for the travel and for the lovely photos! You always give us the best!

  2. What a fabulous looking place and terrific, dramatic skies!! What fun, beautiful captures for the day!! Thanks for sharing the fun and the beauty! Have a great weekend!

  3. Nice shots from Costa Maya! I have some of the same photos when our ship was docking. The water is so pretty. Great photos, happy skywatching!

  4. A great series, nice skies, beautiful beach and tequila tasting! SOunds like a great time!

  5. Love the bridge and the clear water!

  6. I love Mexico, and your photos make me homesick for the vibrant colors and the wonderful people.
    I know the feeling of not thinking of food, however, because cruise ship passengers never go ashore hungry!
    Thanks for the tour of Costa Maya. Quintana Roo is one of my favorite parts of Mexico.

  7. Nice post! Want to visit CM some day!

  8. Really nice post of a great location! I've sample wines, and sampled beers, but never tequila. Not sure how long I would last!

  9. Wow!Breathtaking shot from the deck.

  10. Oh so beautiful!!! I hope you've had a wonderful time!

  11. Your beautiful shots remind me of how colorful Mexico is! I love love love the vibrant orange wall shot!

  12. Fine arrival shots. I was surprised how far the boat is from shore. Very good tour of the things of interest to tourists.

  13. I enjoyed these shots very much. Looks like a great spot to visit.

  14. Initially, I thought that you must have captured your first few image from a plane. And I was thinking, you are very lucky that the pilot flew at the height. Reading further revealed that you were on a cruise. Some very beautiful images.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Alex's World! -

  15. Wonderful and colorful images.

  16. Wow.... love a fun and interesting vacation in CM. I would like to own some of the colourful merchandise. :)

  17. What a fun place to vacation, the colours are all so festive

  18. So much beautiful colour! Love the red wall!

    I am surprised to see the Hulk beside the traditional ornaments!

  19. I miss snorkeling in those beautiful turquoise waters!

  20. Great shots ... and amazing colors!

  21. Love your pics! The ocean is so blue, and a nice contrast to the vibrant colors of the buildings in town.

  22. Taking that first glimpse of each port of call was one of the reasons I wanted to stay in a balcony room during my first cruise earlier this year.


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