Costa Maya, Mexico’s fastest-growing tourist destination and cruise port, was affected by Hurricane Dean after the storm made landfall in the region at 3:30 a.m. today.

According to Cesar Lizarraga, Costa Maya’s director of sales and marketing, a crew is on the way to Costa Maya to assess any damages caused to the port, hotel and neighboring attractions. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Located on the southern Yucatan Peninsula near the border of Belize, Costa Maya is sheltered by the world’s second largest coral reef and currently attracts all the major cruise lines to its shores.  Costa Maya features a hotel, a wide variety of land and sea excursions, and port facilities consisting of three berthing spaces and a 70,000 square foot state-of-the-art Mayan entertainment complex that showcases the region’s colonial heritage with all of today’s modern conveniences. For more information about Costa Maya, visit www.costamaya-mexico.com or call 011 52 (998) 267 7700.