Mahahual ( Costa Maya ) is located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo in an area known collectively as the Costa Maya. Mahahual is 350 kilometers south of Cancun and 100 kilometers north of the Belize border. Just to the north is the beautiful Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. To the south we have the Xcalak corridor and the Belize border. Mahahual is rapidly becoming one of the foremost eco tourist destinations in Mexico.
Most people choose to fly into Cancun on their way to Mahahual. Once you have arrived in Cancun you have several modes of transport from which to choose. The bus line ADO now offers convenient bus service from Cancun and Playa Del Carmen directly to Mahahual. If you prefer more flexibility, you can rent a car at any of the several car rental establishments located at the airport. Once you have your vehicle it is a nice scenic drive south down Highway 307. This is a new road and is in very good condition. The trip takes about 4 hours from Cancun and 3 hours from Playa Del Carmen. The road is extremely well marked with easy to read and understand road signs. It is a good idea to stop in Tulum on your way down the Yucatan to break the drive up. After you have passed Tulum, you will go through the small towns of Felipe Carrillo Puerto and Limones. These towns are very scenic and give a taste of the real Mexico. As you are traveling through the jungle, keep an eye out for wildlife. You may see toucans, monkeys, iguanas and much more.