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Old 05-03-2008, 11:35 AM
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I was VERY unimpressed with Costa Maya. Alot of people said to go to Majahual. WE did and I thought the beach was dirty and the little make believe town their was filled with pushy people trying to sell junk. They will start at an outragious price, and by the time you walk away, they'll offer it to you for a couple of bucks! Would NEVER want to go back. Kinda like Santo Tomas de Castillo. It was ok ONCE.
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Old 05-03-2008, 01:12 PM
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Although I am thrilled to hear the place is ahead of schedule in the rebuilding, I don't care for Costa Maya that much. The fake town is over-priced and a zoo if even two ships are in port. We were last there with 3 ships docked. Forget trying to get a seat for lunch. It was even a challenge to find a cold beer. When I did it was not cheap. I don't know if any changes in the layout will be made in the rebuilding, but personally I don't plan to return. Some may like it but it was not my cup of tequila.

But I am happy that this revenue source will be back in full swing because it is so important to the local economy,
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Old 05-03-2008, 06:46 PM
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We did a beach day through the ship--4-5 hours. It took about 30 minutes or more to get there, seems to me we waited around some to get the bus as well. The beach was not all that nice, nice bar though and only a couple venders of local merchandise who did not approach you but were there if you wanted them. Then wait around at your appointed time for the buses to come back, probably 30 more minutes in lines and then transportation. I really didn't feel a need to go back there either. I'll take Cozumel or even Ocho any day over that.
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Old 05-08-2008, 10:27 AM
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I agree with Dave ... if I go again, we will go to a restaurant for a margarita and eat - then back to the ship ... We toured the ruins the first time and don't need to do so again ...
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Old 05-08-2008, 10:56 AM
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HOLY COW!!! Thank you everyone who took the time to give the heads up. I sure appreciate it.

After reading the postings...I've changed boats and iteneraries...

Thank you All again.
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:14 PM
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Originally posted by TruTrojan:
HOLY COW!!! Thank you everyone who took the time to give the heads up. I sure appreciate it.

After reading the postings...I've changed boats and iteneraries...

Thank you All again.
If you do get to Costa Maya here is my suggestion. Right off the pier take a left and you will find some hammocks on the shore line. They are partially protected from the sun. Lay down in one and wait for a waitress from the nearby pub to come by. She will probably not know english but knows "beer" and has a menu you can point at. Buy a beer and tip big. She will come by frequently. The pub nearby had a band that played Beatles the day I was there and they were great. It was a very good 3 hours for me, My wife went into town. I had the better deal.
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Old 05-16-2008, 06:47 AM
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Do you think Progreso's pier is long enough for a Genisis-class ship?
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:57 AM
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We were there one week before Dean hit.

We joined the "hole in the fence gang" by going to Chac Chi. A quaint place with reasonable beers.
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