Many visit Cozumel for it’s thriving marine life, it is a divers paradise. While there are quite a few beach clubs that offer snorkeling, the main attractions are the reefs offshore and the multiple dive shops and operations are always ready to take you there. There are tours and activities for all ages.
There are several Mayan archeological sites on Cozumel with the most extensive sites are those at “San Gervasio” (admission fee is 77 pesos), an inland site a few miles north of the “Carretera Transversal” highway. Another site is located near the village of El Cedral, inland from the “Carretera Costera Sur” highway. In Punta Sur Park, at the southern tip of the island, there is the “El Caracol” temple, believed to have been used as a lighthouse by the Mayans.
Swim with dolphins Dolphin Discovery on Cozumel is one of the only dolphinariums that give you the opportunity to swim with Dolphins, Sea Lions and Manatees. Learn how these gentle giants live and swim with them in their natural habitat watching them as they sing, dance, give you a kiss and handshake.
Atlantis Submarine Tour Discover the underwater paradise around Cozumel without getting wet! See why Cozumel is one of the top five dive sites in the world with a submarine tour. Enjoy being 100 ft underwater as we head to Chankanaab marine park to see a huge variety of sea life usually only seen by divers. View the subaquatic paradise in air-conditioned comfort as the copilot helps you spot the tropical fish, rays, turtles and corals of the area.
Discover Cozumel Tour Spend a great day out learning about the culture and history behind Cozumel with our engaging island tour. Visit local places of interest including the lighthouse, Punta Sur ecological park, Mayan ruins and see the resident crocodiles. Ride on the open truck alongside the unspoiled beaches; home to many turtle nesting sites while our guide will tell you about the conservation projects on the island. Snorkel part of Cozumel’s famous reef and see amazing tropical fish and colourful corals. With a Mexican style lunch included on the beach, this is a fun filled day of exploration which is perfect for discovering Cozumel.
Cozumel Carnival or Carnaval de Cozumel has been a 139-year tradition that fills Cozumel’s streets with numerous colourful parades. It begins the week before Mardi-Gras and Fat Tuesday in February.
There are more than 300 restaurants on the island and many hotels, some of which run dive operations, have swimming pools, private docks, and multiple dining facilities. Given Cozumels location and the fact that the island is surrounded by the Caribbean you are in for a seafood delight, make sure you try some of the local traditional dishes. The perfect combination is an ice cold beer, fresh mixed ceviche and the views of the Caribbean waters.
Getting to Cozumel from Cancun’s International Airport is easy, find out here how and to book your Cozumel transportation.