The best of Mexico at your front door
Whether you are interested in outdoor adventure, culture, nightlife, or relaxation, La Amada is an ideal basecamp for recreation.
Nature Preserves and Jungle Tours
Explore the natural environment in many of the parks and preserved sites throughout Yucatan peninsula. Tours and guided excursions offer some incredible local experiences. Explore underground caves at Rio Secreto, Zipline through the jungle canopy, or take self-driving ATV or 4X4 adventure through jungle roads.
The ancient capital of the Mayan Empire is an easy day trip from La Amada. This UNESCO World Heritage site is perhaps Mexico’s most important archeological site. Here it is possible to tour the ancient ruins with your own archeologist as your guide.
Looking for thrills on the water? The Cancun area is an unparalleled destination. Adventurers have many options, including a wave runner, going parasailing, or even strapping on a water jetpack. For kite surfers, our coastline is rapidly becoming an international destination. The steady winds at nearby Isla Blanca are perfect for kiteboarding lessons. You could watch the wind and jump waves yourself, or simply relax and watch all the action from a beachside cabana.
Coral Reef Snorkeling
Whether you are a novice or a seasoned diver, the coast off La Amada offers many ideal snorkeling locations. Explore vibrant coral reefs in the warm Caribbean waters and spot sea turtles, playful dolphins and gentle whale sharks. Our nearby beaches and lagoons are ideal for snorkeling, but you can also head for offshore reefs in guided boat tours, some of which leave directly from our marina.
For many aspiring divers, the Cancun area offers the perfect training grounds to achieve their first dive certification. Six PADI certified dive shops in the region introduce divers to the warm and clear Caribbean waters, where divers enjoy excellent visibility and the opportunity to spot a diverse range of colorful aquatic life. For more experienced divers, our coastline offers unique dive attractions and the challenge of freshwater cenote diving.
Deep Sea Fishing
Beyond the shallow coastal waters, experienced fishing guides are ready to take you on a deep sea fishing adventure. Local species include sailfish, bonita, tuna, and even record breaking blue and white marlin. After your fishing adventure, we recommend asking your guide to arrange a seaside restaurant reservation, where a chef will prepare your catch of the day in the finest local tradition. Charters are based all along the Costa Maya and may also depart from our marina.
Beyond our own private beachfront, there are miles of white sand beaches to explore. Whether you are looking to spot sea turtles, soak up some sun or relax in a laid back fishing village, a day trip awaits to some of Mexico’s best beaches.
Beyond our own Greg Norman Signature Golf Course, Quintana Roo also offers 16 other golf courses to explore.
When you arrive at La Amada, it is easy to forget that Cancun is just 30 minutes away. Cancun is well served for cutting edge fashions and familiar conveniences, with no fewer than eight major shopping malls and many large scale North American retailers.
For those who are looking for a more distinctly Mexican experience, bustling local markets sell mementos and artisan handicrafts to savvy purchasers and casual tourists alike. Be prepared to negotiate!
If pampered relaxation is your top priority, there are countless nearby spa options to choose from. We recommend the experience of a cenote spa. The surroundings of pure water and ancient limestone are the perfect complement to a massage treatment.
Downtown Cancun offers a contemporary dining scene, with high quality restaurants serving up global fare at a very competitive cost. For those seeking a more authentic local some of our local beachside eateries serve the freshest and most amazing local seafood. We recommend speaking to the front desk to arrange a reservation at that undiscovered local’s place.