Discover Historic Mahahual
Mexico's Ancient Mayan Fishing Village
The State Government has been investing considerable capital in Mahahual creating major changes in the town; new streets, lights, storefronts, hotels, and restaurants designed to attract tourism to the area.
Turning back the pages of time, some 800 years ago Mahahual was a small, secluded and isolated Mayan fishing settlement on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. This particular spot on the Caribbean was known by the Mayans as the place on the coast where their “rope trees” grew (the Mayans made rope from the bark of the local indigenous trees).
Later, in the early 1500’s, as Juan de Grijalva and his crew of men sailed the Eastern Coast of the Yucatan, the area was recognized by these early adventurers for its natural beauty and also as a fishing mecca.
As the centuries passed and time rolled by, Mahahual remained unspoiled, largely forgotten and undiscovered – a virtual Caribbean time capsule, a natural gem, in an otherwise frenetic world.
Fast forward to the 21st Century; today’s Mahahual has now become the location of Mexico’s newest cruise ship port and fast becoming a popular tourist destination. In spite of all this, visitors will find that Mahahual still retains its verdant tropical forests and its magical translucent waters. For those of you, seeking a chance to discover this time capsule for yourselves, contact us at for your own Costa Maya Beachfront Property.