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Costa Maya Ruin Tour & Beach Club

About Chunky Monkey Mayan Ruins Showings

Chunky Monkey Tours is a local tour agency with tour guides that were raised in these very ruins. We provide an amazing personal tour for the whole family! Many shore excursions don’t offer the same welcoming familial feelings that we do! We take pride in the fact that our tours are like no other, and offered at a great price. On our Chacchoben Mayan Ruins tour, you can experience the culture of the Mayan people and explore the Chacchoben ruins in Costa Maya, Mexico.

Experience Costa Maya's Mayan History

Explore the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins with this convenient all-inclusive excursion. Enjoy a guided tour of the ruins and then relax and enjoy some great food and drinks at Chunky Monkey Beach Club. Transportation to and from the ruins and the port is included, making this the perfect tour for visitors of Costa Maya.

Enjoy Chacchoben’s rich Mayan history with this 4-1/2-hour guided tour of the ruins. After learning about the fascinating culture of this ancient civilization, relax with a delicious meal and drinks at Chunky Monkey Beach Club. Tour prices vary depending on age, from $120 for adults, $55 for children (ages 5-12), and Infants (0-4)(two infants per family) get in free.  

Another option to explore ancient Mayan culture is our Chacchoben Ruins Tour and Tequila Tastings. Discover pyramids and hieroglyphs on a jungle adventure. Admire the striking landscape and observe native wildlife among the ruins. Afterwards, relax at the beach and enjoy a refreshing drink or some tequila before returning to the ship.  Prices depend on age, from $79 for adults (13+), $45 for children (ages 5-12) and infants (0-4) (limit 2) get in free. Discover a unique outdoor experience with our tour.

Chunky Monkey tours cares and appreciates you, which is why we provide numerous amenities including a lunch, open bar, water, and we cover any entrance fee. Our guide is also an English speaker. so you don’t have to worry about a translation service. Whether you’re a local who wants to visit the ruins site again, or a tourist on a cruise excursion, we are confident that you will love these tours.

The History of the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins

The ruins at Chacchoben were discovered in the 16th century by Spanish explorers. After decades of neglect and abandonment, the ruins were found by a local farmer who set his house up there with his family. Later, archeologists discovered the ruins then reported it to the government of Mexico, and it soon became a worldwide attraction.

There is still much more to these Costa Maya ruins than we can explore because it has yet to be excavated. Evidence of civilization has been present here since as early as 200 BCE, but the reasoning behind these ancient temples and structures is still unknown. The reasoning for the disappearance of the Mayans is also unknown, but it is speculated that there could have been a natural disaster, disease, conquests, or more factors.

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This Mayan Experience Tour includes: the tour to Chacchoben Maya Ruins and a visit to Chunky Monkey Private Beach Club where you can have a great lunch some drinks and enjoy the Beautiful Blue Caribbean Ocean. Where you can swim out to the reef and enjoy snorkeling with green sea turtles in their natural habitat. This area of the barrier reef is extremely rich in marine biological diversity and a highly productive breeding ground for many species of tropical fish, nesting turtles, Eagle rays, large turtles, eels, and lobsters are commonly sighted, and is home to the thriving coral reef. Or just in the sunshine.

Chacchoben Ruins Tour


Cost $99.00 per person

Includes transportation to the ruins, a guided tour, transportation back to the beach club for lunch and open bar, and transportation back to the port.

Chacchoben Ruins Tour

Option 2

Cost $57.00 per person (minimum 2 people)

Includes transportation to the ruins, a guided tour, transportation back to Chunky Monkey private Beach Club where you can enjoy the beach and tastings of some of the best Tequila in Mexico and transportation back to the port.

What to Bring?

We recommend that you bring insect repellent and sunscreen.

What’s Included

  • Round trip transportation
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to Chacchoben
  • Tickets to the ruins site
  • Guided tour
  • Bottled water
  • Visit to the Chunky Monkey Beach Club
  • Lunch & open bar

Not Included

  • Gratuities for guides/drivers

Need to know

We accept up to two infants free of charge per family, child rate will apply beyond that. Max of 14 people per trip.

Transfer time to the ruins is approximately one hour. There is a government tax of $5-8 US for the use of video cameras at the site. No tripods and/or professional video cameras are allowed.

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In this section we collect answers to the most popuar questions related to Costa Maya Ruin Tours.

The Chacchoben mayan ruins are an essential part of Mexican history as well as a staple of the Yucatan Peninsula. This area is rich with history and culture, attracting many history buffs and curious people. Built up from just the Costa Maya port, this area has quickly become a famous, cultural tourist attraction.

Tours like ours offer people a safe way to explore the Chacchoben mayan ruins without causing any damage to the ruins site or the surrounding jungle. In Costa Maya, you can do anything from dirt-biking, to touring the Chacchoben ruins, to scuba diving, to snorkeling. All of which Chunky Monkey tours offer.

Whether you’re just looking to take a break from everyday life, wanting to learn more about the Chacchoben ruins, or are coming here on a cruise ship, Costa Maya has something for you.

Yes! The Chacchoben ruins are very safe, especially if you stay with your guide. Despite the surrounding jungle, the monkeys, and other animals will not bother you and let you explore the ruins site. The only temples and structures available to the public are already excavated and cleared for tourist amusement. You are welcomed to walk around and admire the nature, trees, and more with your group, just make sure not to stray too far from your guide.

The Costa Mayal and its surrounding areas provide relaxing holidays with major attractions including beautiful white sandy beaches in the Mahahual Peninsula, as well as excellent diving and snorkeling. Since the region is so close to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest reef system in the world.

There is also the seven color lagoon that you can visit with one of our tours. This lagoon is famous for it’s beautiful waters and relaxing atmosphere. Since there is such a wide variety of amazing things to do in Costa Maya, many people come to the Costa Maya port on their cruise ship to live it up for a few days.

Chunky Monkey tours recommends visiting the Chacchoben Ruins which is located 900 kilometers west of Costa Maya, a short 50 min drive there. With both of our tour options, transportation will be provided there, back, to the beach club, and water for hydration. This way you don’t have to worry about any of the logistics, you can leave everything to us!

After the end of your Mayan ruins trip

After 4 and a half hours of history, adventure, and a Chacchoben ruins tour, you will definitely be tired. Guests are given a ride to the Chunky Monkey Costa Maya Beach Club where they can walk on the beach, enjoy life, get some food for lunch, rest, and more. It’s a truly perfect way to end the perfect day.

You can also book other amazing tours with us such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and more!

Erik K.

Costa Maya has some great opportunities to explore Mayan ruins, along with other nice excursions on boat or four wheeler. If beaches are your thing there is a nice tourist beach at the port, and a nice local beach in town... Beautiful waters and extremely friendly people.

Spencer B.

Awesome, not for theme park that the cruise companies built, but for the amazing culture behind the front! If you're taking a trip here, absolutely visit the nearby ruins with a knowledgeable guide.

Michael A.

Fernando is a great guide. We had an awesome time. The ruins are incredible. Then he took us back to Chunky Monkey where we had a great lunch. The chef there is amazing. The view is absolutely stunning.

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