Costa Maya, Mexico
This Mexican port opened in 2000 and is close to the border with Belize. Through the Mayan temple-style entrance, you will find shops and a small open-air theatre where folkloric shows are staged.
There are also classes in local crafts and skills such as guacamole-making. Best of all, there is a swimming pool, bungee trampolines and small beach area with a water-polo pool, hammocks, showers and massage rooms. The area around Costa Maya offers a fascinating mixture of jungle, wetland, coastal dunes, and coral reefs with the bonus of a variety of Mayan sites. The closest is Chacchoben, a lost Mayan city that has only been partially uncovered from the jungle and whose most important discovery to date is a fascinating single pyramid.