A travel journal
to Cozumel by jgdomin
Quote: Mexico's Isla Cozumel derives its name from the Mayans who believed the island to be a sacred shrine. In Maya, Cuzamil translates to "land of the swallows." Cozumel is Mexico's biggest island and I can tell you it is the most beautiful!!
Hotel | "Occidental Allegro Cozumel"
There are three restaurants and several bars in the premises. In "La Troje"(Mexican) and "Caruso’s"(Italian), you will need reservations. The buffet cafeteria "Topaz" is very nice as well; the food is very tasty and the place is very clean. They do have a very nice gym and, best of all, if you traveling with children, there is a kids’ club (under 12 years old), so you can relax in one of the two pools. THIS IS AN AWESOME RESORT!!! And it’s one of the best on the island!
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 5, 2004
Allegro Cozumel by Occidental All-Inclusive
KILOMETRO 16 5
52 987 8729770
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 14, 2004
Cozumel, Mexico 77600
+52 987 25 234
Attraction | "Punta Sur Ecopark"
The reserve offers transportation through the park, kayaks, catamaran tour, museum and lighthouse, bilingual guides, snorkel rental, snack bar, handcrafts and souvenir stores, and restrooms.
Ecological Reserve Punta Sur Park
27 kilometers south of downtown San Miguel
There's a info booth in front of the plaza where you can get coupons for discounts (we all love to save money, right?). Not all the places accept credit cards, so bring some cash (usually people will take US dollars, but you will save even more money if you pay in Mexican pesos) -- there is an ATM just in front of the plaza.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 6, 2004
Plaza Central, North Side
Cozumel, Mexico 77660
(no phone available)
The professional diving stores in Cozumel can design you individual packages but Aqua Safari´s services is awesome. I have had some ear problems since I was a kid, but my girlfriend is PADI certified scubadiver, so experience or not you will find the emotion to dive in these fascinating waters.
Aqua Safari has great boats and diving gear, and they have the best trip to the Palancar Reef. The divers must make adjustments for the excursions in advance. In case you are not familiar with the area, many hotels in Cozumel have travel agencies that can make the reservations and plan the transport. JUST TAKE A NOTE OF THIS: half of the people who visit Cozumel come to experience the diving.
The most wonderful sites are in the south of the island. By far the best spot is Palancar Reef. The Palancar Reef is one of greatest in the world, and it is considered one of the best places to dive in the northern hemisphere. It's about 2 miles away from the beach and you will find the mixture of four different coralline reefs, gigantic sponges and incredible under caverns that will be delight of the tour! This place was brought out to the world by French diver Jacques Costeau. Trust me this will be a highlight of your Cozumel experience!!!!
Aqua Safari Dive Shop
Av. Rafael Melgar #429
Cozumel, Q. Roo, Mexico 77600
+52 987 20 101
mexico city, Mexico