About Us

Our company

The Native Choice (formerly known as Ivan and David Tours or David and Ivan Tours) is the most reputable tour operator company catering for guests of all cruise ships calling port in Costa Maya.

The Native Choice is managed by David Villagomez and Ivan Cohuo, both natives of Chacchoben and with many years of experience in the travel and hospitality industry.

Our commitment to our guests and our community

As the first local company catering to tourists in Chacchoben, we're committed in delivering great excursions and creating memorable experiences for our visitors, at the same time we take an active roll in supporting our village with programs such as the Mayan Experience Tour (and soon the Maya Ballgame) which extend the benefits of tourism into our community.

How we do things at The Native Choice

We have recruited the talent of service oriented natives of Costa Maya who share our philosophy, understand the local culture and are capable of transmitting it with the insight only a native can bring to a site.

The formula of our success is no secret, we simply put our hearts in what we do and combine our passion with high levels of personal service to create authentic and memorable experiences for all our guests without the commercial coating of the typical shore excursions.

Meet The Native Choice Team Rated Costa Maya's best excursions group

David Villagomez

David Villagomez Tour Director

David has over 20 years of experience conducting tours, is an expert in flora and fauna of the region, with extensive knowledge of medicinal plants received first hand from his grandmother who served Chacchoben as the midwife.

David has ample experience as a scuba diving instructor and is a skilled painter.

Ivan Cohuo

Ivan Cohuo Tour Director

Ivan is the youngest son of Serviliano Cohuo, the man who found and reoccupied the ruins of Chacchoben.

Ivan couldn't be more native than he is. He was born at the ruins site and grew up having the temples of Chacchoben as his playground. Ivan has ample experience in the hotel and hospitality industry, is a gifted storyteller and a respected interpreter of the Maya culture.

Joel Perez

Joel Tour Guide

Kasi Ray

KasiTour Guide

Erick Kahuil

Erick Tour Guide


Diego Tour Conductor

Raquel Ray

Raquel Tour Conductor

Saul Macias

Saul Driver

Miguel Cruz

Miguel Driver

Edgar Cruz

Edgar Driver

Anastacio Cruz

Anastacio Driver

David Vertiz

David Driver

Alberto Cruz

Alberto Driver