Top attractions in Cozumel
Boasting turquoise waters, pristine white beaches, and spectacular tropical panoramas, Cozumel is the epitome of the Caribbean island. Beyond ranking amongst the world's top diving sites, the island offers plenty of great things to do—here are the highlights.
This majestic park combines the best of Cozumel—come to snorkel and dive, swim with dolphins, discover the island's rich flora, or enjoy one of the countless other activities.
The best food far and wide is found at the Municipal Market. The market also boasts great shopping opportunities and you will probably find yourself coming back again and again.
Love tequila? Then head over to La Hacienda Antigua! Here you can discover all there is to know about Mexico's favorite alcohol and sample its wide variety of tastes.
Mariachi are famous the world over. However, Mexican music has a long history that extends far beyond them. This museum will open your eyes to the country's rich musical heritage.
A beautiful site full of Mayan ruins and home to a large iguana population, San Gervasio offers the perfect combination of natural spectacle and historical discovery.
This magnificent beach with its impressive limestone formations offers some of the most stunning views on the entire island—the ideal spot to snap that perfect holiday picture!
The Discover Mexico Cozumel Park is the island's only theme park, where visitors are given fun and interactive tours through diverse aspects of Mexican history and culture.
The world-famous Palancar Reef is synonymous with Cozumel. An absolutely spectacular diving and snorkeling spot, Palancar Reef belongs on every visitor's itinerary.
Weather-wise, the best time to visit Cozumel is between the late autumn and early spring, when temperatures remain warm and dry. That said, this is also the peak season, so the island is at its most crowded. If you'd rather avoid the rush but still want to enjoy good weather, your best bet is late spring, before the start of the rainy season in June.
Scooters are a fun and highly popular way to get around the island. There are many rental places, with rates around $20-30 per day. However, make sure to exercise care as crashes are very frequent amongst tourists. Wearing a helmet is not only a good idea, but legally mandatory (police are on the look-out for riders without helmets and the fine is $25).
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- To avoid the peak season tourist rush, but still enjoy great weather, visit in the late spring!
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What people are saying about Cozumel
We were a group of 4 and arrived a bit earlier than the agreed time so we were happy that our guide (Angel) was already waiting for us. After a short explanation and instruction, he gave us the keys. He said that we could stop whenever we liked to take pictures. His suggested stops were very interessting (e.g. we saw turtle nests, a crocodile and we climbed a lighthouse). The Tequila tasting was fun and it was fine that we didn't buy a bottle. The highlight was the swimming and snorkeling at the end of the tour. The food was very good and free of charge (except the drinks). That was fine because we had a lot of cool drinks in the Jeep with a wide range. Thank you for that great impression of Cozumel! We felt secure the whole time and enjoyed this day so much. We would highly recommend it :)!
The procedure of getting your tickets is poorly explained. The idea of emailing the tickets is fine- then you ask for me to print them. I don't carry a portable printer with me. Poorly explained about where to go for the Ferry. Instructions gave me one address that was wrong- the taxi driver took me to the correct place-near the pier. Same for getting tickets for Playa Mia - poor explanations on where I needed to go to get the actual tickets- especially since it included a ride to and from the park. All the people we met were very helpful and went out of their way to point us in the right direction. They were great. Once we got to deal with people- all worked fine. Management needs to get the website so it communicated more clearly.
This was the second food tour that we took with Emily in a week, the first being in Playa del Carmen. The variety of food was very good, her knowledge of the foods and area of Cozumel was very interesting and the food tasted very delicious. It was nice to be driven around the city and see the sites and listen to the information that was freely given and not just about foods. The trip through the market was very enlightening. All in all, it was a very great way to spend a couple of hours in Cozumel and I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting from another country who has any interest in foreign foods.
There was some confusion when we arrived at Discover Mexico about payment, but they resolved this and even treated us to lunch for the trouble. Our tour guide at Discover Mexico was extremely knowledgable and friendly. It was nice to learn a bit about the culture and country. When we arrived at the park the facility was beautiful. Again there was confusion about where to pick up the snokel gear, but that worked out pretty quickly. After that, we had a wonderful afternoon. We saw the sea lion show and spent time in the pool after snokeling. We definitely want to return.
All worked out perfect- we didn’t want to have to figure out taxi and ferry and all to get to Cozumel to snorkel so this was the perfect package. Our guide was excellent making sure we knew what to expect and every step of the way. Snorkeling was right off the shore in 3 separate spots that we for sure wouldn’t figure out for ourselves so going by boat with a guide is the way to go. We saw so much! Only wish we could have spent longer out snorkeling. Lunch was good- for sure a place we would go back.