Cozumel Journals

Reef Club Cozumel

A December 2004 trip to Cozumel by lvohra

Reef Club Cozumel Photo, Cozumel, Mexico More Photos
Quote: This is a beautiful resort that is only 15 minutes from downtown Cozumel. The waters are clear, and the diving is great! The have good quality food and clean and decent rooms that make this a great simple or extravagant getaway.

Reef Club Cozumel

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Reef Club Cozumel Photo, Cozumel, Mexico
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The rooms at this resort were like most three-star accommodations. It was a plain, clean room with a cement floor, a wardrobe, and closet with a safe. Locks were available at the front desk for $5 a day. There was a television that got CNN and a lot of Spanish channels. There was a small table as well, with chairs. There were two small beds and a night table with two lamps. The bathroom had a double sink, large mirror, and shower and tub. All the rooms had a balcony/deck, though most didn't have deck chairs or tables. All rooms had A/C. If you are on the first floor, make sure that you lock your windows. All-inclusive meals were filling but repetitive, and there were two reservation eateri...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 25, 2005

Reef Club Cozumel
Carretera Costera Sur KM 12.9
Cozumel, Mexico
52 987 872-93-00

Las Palmeras

Restaurant | "Palmeras Restaurant"

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We ate at this restaurant three times. It was very nice and casual for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is a good mix of Mexican and American food. You can sit in the restaurant and be cool, or sit at the edge where there are no walls and stare out into the water or watch the boats come in. If you want to have a slow, relaxing meal, you can, and if you are in a rush, they will take care of you, too. The restaurant was very good with making alterations as well. You will leave here FULL!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 25, 2005

Las Palmeras
Ave Rafael E. Melgar at ferry docks San Miguel
Cozumel, Mexico 77600
+52 987 872 0532

Xel-Ha Aquatic Park

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Attraction | "Xel-Ha"

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Xel-Ha is the most amazing place we have ever been. As avid divers in Cayman, we weren't sure what to expect from a biological park. We took a taxi to the ferry, and from the ferry, a bus to the park, which took an hour total. Once we got there and bought our oil-free sunscreen, we had a friendly tour of the park, and then we were off on our own. The park is in a circle, so it is easy to make your way around. Your entry fee includes 11 all-inclusive restaurants the caliber of any American theme-park restaurant. There are free bottled water depots, ice-cream depots, and mixed-drink depots all around as well. The photographers who take your photos all day do a great job. Make sure to check your ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 25, 2005

Xel-Ha Aquatic Park
Km 240 Carretera Chetumal-Puerto Juárez local 1 y 2 módulo B
Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
+52 (998) 883-3293

Ruins of Chichen Itza

Attraction | "Chitzen Itza"

Ruins of Chichen Itza Photo, Chichen Itza, Mexico
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This is farther than Coba or Tulum but well worth the trip. You will not believe what the Mayans were able to build with no wheel power, just their hands. We were very lucky to get a local historian as our tour guide. We left there feeling like we had completed a university-level history course on the Mayans, which I had taken before, but I never felt like I knew the history until I got there. Make sure to wear your best walking shoes, as that is all there is too do. Pay the extra money and fly in, as the bus ride is 3 hours and there is nothing to see on the way. You want as much time as you can while you are there. There are many areas to see, and after your tour, you will want to go and e...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 25, 2005

Ruins of Chichen Itza
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Chichen Itza, Mexico

Downtown Cozumel

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beautiful Photo, Cozumel, Mexico
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There are so many markets and stores that it is well worth a day trip. You can walk around all day and visit the markets and shops. There aren’t many quality products to buy, but it is neat to see and get a feel for the area. We spent the morning walking around, had a long lunch, and then did a second walk, a self-guided tour onto many side streets. It was all very interesting to see.

Watch out for the scooters, but otherwise, you should be safe. There are lots of police around as well. If you can, try to go in on a day that the cruise ships aren't there, as you will have more opportunity to walk freely. There is a mall to visit, as well as many types of stores and eateries.