Mahahual until the late twentieth century has been a small population of fishermen, but is currently being developed as a resort alternative to Cancun or the Riviera Maya, especially as a cruise ship pier and dolphin Delphinus Costa Maya, is also a major destination for sport fishing.
Mahahual is located 145 kilometers northwest of Chetumal, and is the heart of Costa Maya is a small fishing village with sandy streets are unpaved, with some restaurants where you can enjoy some of the delicious lobster, clams and fresh fish are served daily here.
Due to its tropical location in Mahahual divers found a wonderland of coral formations, sponges, sea turtles, dolphins, sea horses, manatees, and thousands of coral fish, they have discovered the wonder that is attractive and admire the marine world which offers a beautiful beach in Mahahual, that is why many tourists prefer to Mahahual because it is a very quiet and pleasant place where you can enjoy the sea breeze and the friendliness of its people. Mahahual also offers small hotels that provide rental service to divers, fishermen and tourists.
One of the main attractions is its proximity to Mahahual, Banco Chinchorro atoll declared a nature reserve and also recognized as the second largest barrier reef in the world. This reef is located in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Quintana Roo and Belize, with an enormous biodiversity highly attractive to dive into it, and is surrounded by virgin forest.