Costa Maya is a stretch of Caribbean coast on Mexico’s eastern Yucatán Peninsula with beaches and coral reefs. Offshore, the reefs and mangroves of Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve are inhabited by sharks, dolphins and turtles. To the north, Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is home to jaguars, monkeys and hundreds of bird species.
Open Water Swimming
- A 5-person relay team of 5 Mexican open water swimmers completed an unprecedented 45 km relay swim from Chinchorro to Costa Maya, Mexico in the Mexican Caribbean in October 2021 with Nora Toledano, Ximena Argüelles, Jaime Lomelín, Antonio Argüelles, René Martínez and escort crew members Marieluise von Rheinbaben, Josune Mondragón, and Jacinta Martínez in 15 hours 55 minutes 10 seconds.