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PostSubject: Costa Maya to be closed for 6-8 months   Costa Maya to be closed for 6-8 months Icon_minitimeWed Aug 22, 2007 2:50 pm

Costa Maya estimates 6- to 8-month closure
22/8/2007

Puerto Costa Maya estimates a six- to eight-month closure due to damage suffered from the direct hit by Hurricane Dean, Seatrade Insider has learned.
‘We believe more than 50% of the pier is gone. It’s a multimillion-dollar loss,’ port spokesman Cesar Lizarraga said.
An assessment of facilities is under way and more information will be provided soon. No casualties were reported in the area as of yesterday, but there was heavy damage to the fishing village of Majahual and the town of Bacalar.
‘We will rebuild,’ Lizarraga told Seatrade Insider. ‘The region is counting on us.’ The Hamui family, chief investors in Puerto Costa Maya, will soon put forward their recovery plan.
Mexican President Felipe Calderón overnighted in Chetumal, 60 miles south of Puerto Costa Maya, and is scheduled to inspect the port and surrounding area today.
Lizarraga is starting to call on cruise lines in South Florida to discuss the future. He anticipates operators will redeploy ships to Western Caribbean ports such as Roatán and Belize while Costa Maya is rebuilding
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Costa Maya is finally open again. The very end of October 2008 was the re-opening, some 14 months after the devastation.
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Yep, I'll be in Costa Maya in Feb. Any excursion ideas? Remember, we have 2 kids with us. Wink
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It's been a number of years since I was at Costa Maya. However, unless it has been developed a lot more than I would ever expect, I would recommend you simply stay at the pool and beach that are there.

My wife and I visited some Mayan ruins about a 45 minute bus ride from the port. While we found that fascinating, I'd bet your kids would be bored silly with that.

Perhaps there is someone else that was there more recently that can give a better suggestion.
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It's been a number of years since I was at Costa Maya. However, unless it has been developed a lot more than I would ever expect, I would recommend you simply stay at the pool and beach that are there.

My wife and I visited some Mayan ruins about a 45 minute bus ride from the port. While we found that fascinating, I'd bet your kids would be bored silly with that.

Perhaps there is someone else that was there more recently that can give a better suggestion.

So there is a pool/beach right there? I know it was built up alot. But haven't seen many recent pictures. Thanks!
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You can see some pictures here. I'm sure these are pre-hurricane destruction, but reviews I have read elsewhere indicate that the entire area, including the pool have been rebuilt.

More pictures can be found here.
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