This December we’re returning to the sun-soaked port of Costa Maya, Mexico, during a seven-night voyage on the Disney Wonder from Galveston, Texas. Located on the Yucatán Peninsula with jungle terrain, sparkling beaches and one of the largest indigenous populations of Mayans in all of Mexico, Costa Maya offers unforgettable adventures and authentic cultural experiences for the entire family.

Adventures in Costa Maya, Mexico, with Disney Cruise Line
Chacchoben Mayan Ruins – Chacchoben, Costa Maya’s most famous landmark, was constructed by the Mayans around 350 A.D. Even as the ruins of this ancient city are still undergoing excavation, your family can discover the breathtaking temples and structures of a pre-Colombian Mayan settlement. During your guided tour of “The Place of Red Corn,” you’ll learn about Mayan lifestyle, traditions and rituals, plus their studies of the solar system and plants for medicines.

Adventures in Costa Maya, Mexico, with Disney Cruise Line
Adventure Park Mayá Lost Mayan Kingdom – One of Costa Maya’s newest experiences offers the perfect day of fun for families. Water slides, zip lines and a zip coaster are sure to give you a thrill – and a birds-eye view of the surrounding jungle and the Caribbean Sea.For a bit of relaxation, join The River Expedition, a slow inner tube ride that immerses you in a jungle environment. What’s more, time at this adventure park can be combined with a visit to the beach or the Chacchoben ruins.

Adventures in Costa Maya, Mexico, with Disney Cruise Line
Snorkel and Beach Break – Home to the second largest natural reef in the world, Costa Maya is a snorkeler’s paradise. Explore the tropical fish and colorful coral in the clear waters off the coast of the village of Mahahual, followed by free time to kayak or lounge on the beach. Other snorkeling tours include a ride on a catamaran or a glass bottom boat. For an even more thrilling experience, try our Beach Power Snorkel where you’ll use an aqua scooter to skim through the water faster than you can swim.

Remember, when the ship’s in port, venture ashore!