COSTA MAYA, Mexico – Carolyn and Susan are two best friends from Austin, Texas who have left their possessions behind and embarked on a journey of a lifetime, settling at one of the most beautiful locations in North America, Mahahual in Costa Maya, Mexico. After visiting Mahahual in 2011, the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean, the Mayan heritage of the village, and the awe-inspiring reef along the coastline made the place irresistibly attractive and the two of them eventually moved there.
Stand up paddleboarding in the turquoise waters of Mahahual in Costa Maya, Mexico
Mahahual (originally called Majahual) is a small fishing village of about 900 inhabitants in the state of Quintana Roo and is the heart of Costa Maya, the newest tourist destination in Mexico and the jewel of the Mexican Western Caribbean. The Costa Maya region begins about 80 miles south of Cancun and stretches from the vast Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve almost to the Belize border. It encompasses huge swaths of protected jungle, a number of lesser-known Mayan archaeological sites, indigenous villages, pristine lagoons and top-notch diving on the second largest barrier reef in the world.
Beginners taking on the sport of SUP or stand up paddle boarding in Costa Maya, Mexico. Photo: Scott Thomas
Carolyn and Susan now run tours and excursions on stand up paddle boards and invite you to join them. Get to experience first-hand the irresistable wonders of Costa Maya that have drawn these two Texans to sell all their possessions and move to paradise. To learn more about their offerings and group packages, visit the Undertoe Mexico website and get ready to embark on a stand up paddle board journey of a lifetime.