Cozumel Journals

Cozumel: The best Vacation I Ever Took!

A February 2003 trip to Cozumel by MexicoRuth

Quote: We were a bit nervous about our hotel as there were some very negative reviews online. However, it was grand and Carnaval was an added bonus!

Plaza las Glorias

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Hotel

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There were some scary comments online about the Plaza las Glorias such as lackluster service, outrageously expensive restaurant, and moldy non-functioning air conditioner. But the location is perfect and we decided to risk it. We were very pleased. The room was spacious and spotless. It was a suite with kitchen and living area in addition to the bedroom/bath. The air conditioner worked perfectly and was totally mold free, and we found all the staff to be friendly, helpful, and concerned for our well-being. The Plaza las Glorias is very close to downtown, unlike all the other big international hotels and right across the street from a great grocery and more store and little mall with a grea...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 7, 2003

Plaza las Glorias
Rafael Melgar Km. 1.5
Cozumel, Mexico
011 52 987 220 00

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Diving and snorkeling are great all over Cozumel, but we really liked being able to snorkel right off the front of our hotel, the Plaza las Glorias. One member of our group is a very experienced diver and she said that most of the areas where she dove were looking "tired and worn out" from over use, and that is truly a shame! She thought the Aqua Safari people were knowledgable and helpful and if you want to dive, those are great virtues!

But for us novices, the snorkeling was great at the several places we went. If you are going to dive in Cozumel, Aqua Safari in the Plaza las Glorias is great, but snorkeling is available many, many places along the west side of the island.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 7, 2003

Aqua Safari Dive Shop
Av. Rafael Melgar #429
Cozumel, Q. Roo, Mexico 77600
+52 987 20 101

Xcaret

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Attraction

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Xcaret is an ecological amusement park just south of Playa del Carmen. We made arrangements to visit at the travel desk at our hotel, the Plaza las Glorias. We met a tour guide at the Cozumel ferry pier who gave us our roundtrip ferry tickets and told us where to go in Playa del Carmen to catch the bus to the park. He also gave us our options for returning that evening. When we got to the Xcaret office in Playa, it was closed, but someone soon came and walked us about a quarter mile to where a bus picked us up and took us to the park. The park is spectacular. There are elements of a zoo with howler and spider monkeys, black panther, and manatees. Also great beach facilities (though most ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 7, 2003

Xcaret
Riviera Maya Mainland, Highway 307
Cozumel, Mexico 77500
+52 987 14 000