From my archives Costa Maya was one of our stops on our western Caribbean cruise. During our visit there we took a shore excursion ( a bus ride 73km west of Costa Maya) to the Chaccoben ruins. The ruins are surrrounded by jungle which is the habitat for various critters such as the howler monkey, fox, deer, armadillo, ocelet and the jaguar. There was a path that took us past three excavated pyramids and different walls and staircases. Settlement by the Maya at the site is estimate at 200 BC and the structures date from 700 AD.