Previously a fishing village, Puerto Costa Maya is a popular cruise port that’s situated alongside the beautiful, turquoise-coloured Caribbean Sea. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, from the jungle to the bustling town, this scenic destination is bound to please. Top attractions in the port include the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, Bacalar Lagoon and the Aviarus bird sanctuary.
Things to do in Puerto Costa Maya:
Mesoamerican Barrier Reef
When in Costa Maya, make sure to snorkel around the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. A beautiful reef that spans 700 miles between Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras, it features an array of different coral and wildlife; including sharks and turtles.
Although this is a drive from Costa Maya, if you have the time during your stop over, it’s well worth the effort. A beautiful lake, the Bacalar Lagoon is simply breathtaking. Plus, there’s the opportunity to enjoy a tube ride across it- what more could you ask for!
Aviarus bird sanctuary
Head to the incredible Aviarus Bird Sanctuary and discover an array of tropical birdlife from parrots to toucans. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon in the area, it’s popular with couples and families alike.
DAY 604 Jan 2024
Time at Port: from 7 AM to 4 PM
Part of the Bay Islands to the north of Honduras, Roatan is a paradise of white beaches, clear-blue waters and a laid-back atmosphere. Little French Key is a highlight where you can swim, soak up the sun on the warm white sands, and then take a cable car up over the beach for breath-taking views around this tropical paradise. Meanwhile Mahogany Bay is popular for the beach, ziplining and snorkelling.
Things to do in Roatan Island:
Mahogany Bay is lively with activities right at the port. After docking cruisers can head to the man-made beach to relax in the sun and dip in the sea, or rent an ATV and take a tour. For the adventurous, a zipline takes you across the lush canopy.
West Bay Beach
Beloved for its sunsets, the beautiful beach and fantastic water activities, West Bay Beach is a must visit during your time in Roatan Island. With lots of glass bottom boats, this stunning beach offers the perfect opportunity to relax and take in the scenery.
From macaws to iguanas and monkeys, this wonderful eco-adventure park is a popular attraction on the island. Opened in 2003, it’s filled with native plants and wildlife.
DAY 705 Jan 2024
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 6 PM
Cozumel is a real highlight of any tour of Mexico, Central America or the Caribbean. On this paradise island you can ride dune buggies, snorkel and scuba dive with a vast variety of sea life including sharks. Meanwhile, for those wanting to have a splash, you can hire a number of marine vehicles, play on the inflatable water park. As well as perfect for families, couples can retreat to a peaceful getaway with a relaxing massage on the beach.
Things to do in Cozumel:
Punta Sur Ecological Park
Bursting with beautiful flora, coral reefs and sandy beaches, Punta Sur Ecological Park is a haven for stunning nature. Take a dip in the vibrant waters and dive deep to discover the marine life, before enjoying a delicious lunch and a cold drink at the restaurants.
Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park
Visitors of all ages will love Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park thanks to its many activities on offer. Go below the surface and discover colourful fish, reefs and even underwater sculptures, watch the sea lion show or enjoy a massage by the beautiful lagoon.
Cozumel Pearl Farm
A family-owned attraction, the Cozumel Pearl Farm is in a beautiful location, with turquoise waters and a white sandy beach. A unique experience, you’ll learn how these beautiful objects are cultivated and then become a piece of jewellery.
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Customer reviews for Harmony of the Seas
Based on 34 reviews
Value for money
Amazing service from Iglu from start to finish. Even with Hurricane Dorian taking place while me and my family were away, Iglu kept me informed, re-booked our flights and even arranged a complimentary airport transfer. 1000% recommend booking a Royal Carribean Cruise, The Harmony of the seas was incredible.
9 Sep 2019
First class ship and holiday. Amazing service, amazing entertainment and activities, some great ports (Cococay is heaven!) and staterooms were immaculate and comfortable. I would absolutely go again in a heartbeat, and the friend I travelled with (first time cruiser) is now a major cruise convert after this lovely experience.
17 Jun 2019
Ship and cruise was great. Very good overall experience. Everything well organised ie. Air travel, transfers, hotel, time spent on the ship and at ports. This was my 4th cruise with Royal Caribbean and I have always enjoyed their ships and cruises. It was my family's first cruise and they enjoyed the experience. Rating for ship 6
4 Jun 2019
my first cruise and I have to say I loved every minute of it. I quite often forgot that I was on board a ship. I barely felt it move and the couple of times I did feel it move it was more of a very gentle rocking. most mornings I would wake up and check to see if the ship had docked as I could not feel it moving at all and I'd always be pleasantly surprised to see that we was still sailing! the food was absolutely amazing, I was spoilt for choice. the difficult decision was where to eat and what to choose from the menu. Hygiene is top priority which I was very impressed with. there is plenty to do on the ship, central park is fantastic and you can easily sit there and feel you are the only person around, it is the place to go for a little peace and quiet, why not grab a glass of wine from Vintage tapas bar, central park and chill while admiring the view. the entertainment is plentiful, and the best. the jazz orchestra are brilliant too, and often popped up on the balcony above Kate Spade, and with the Schooner bar nearby on the same level you can chill with a glass or two of wine or a cocktail and listen to the music while also affording a view over the boardwalk people watching. you'd think a ship this size you'd get lost, but it is well signposted so virtually impossible to lose yourself. I absolutely loved the idea of the pop up piano player who just so happens to push his piano into one of the elevators so that when the elevator doors open to let passengers in people are entertained on their travels.... I enjoyed a great sing along and loved to see peoples faces as the elevator stopped on their deck and the doors opened to see them standing there with their mouths open in surprise...... GET IT BOOKED YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!
9 May 2019
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