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Can't get enough of Cozumel!

A February 2000 trip to Cozumel by Panchita

Quote: Another vacation to Cozumel, this time staying in the Fiesta Americana Casita Suites. Snorkeling, feasting, touring relaxing!

Can't get enough of Cozumel!

Overview

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Snorkeling at Dzul-Ha and Nachi Cocoom Beach Clubs. Finally going to the Mayan ruins of Coba on the mainland. Played Mini-Golf one evening after dinner - it was great fun with the blooming banana trees and the walkie talkies to order drinks with! Eating and drinking like kings and queens - how could you possibly go wrong? Quick Tips: Unless you are traveling with children, my suggestion is to NOT go all-inclusive. Food in Cozumel is plentiful and great! There's a good restaurant on practically every corner of town - why settle for stale buffet food? Do yourself a favor and get a map from www.cancunmap.comBest Way To Get Around: There are a couple of hotels on the far south end ...Read More

Fiesta Americana Cozumel Reef

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Hotel

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Fiesta Americana is a large resort with two tower-like structures over a large pool/garden area and a beach across the street (there's a bridge for those who don't want to risk traffic). We stayed in the Casita Suites behind the hotel in what was termed a 'garden setting'. They were somewhat larger than the regular rooms, with two queen beds, a couch (cushions on a cement platform), coffee table and two chairs in a step-down living area, a large armoire with a TV and in-room safe, a small refrigerator and a large bathroom with a huge shower. The patio had a hammock, but no other outdoor furniture and no view to speak of. In order to get to the beach, we walked up a path, climbed a flight of ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 7, 2000

Fiesta Americana Cozumel Reef
Quintana Roo
Cozumel, Mexico
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Prima

Restaurant

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Prima has great, fresh pasta dishes and wonderful seafood. They also have good salads and great deserts. They have a pretty good selection of wine if you are getting tired of margaritas too!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 7, 2000

Prima
109 Avenida A. Rosada Salas
Cozumel, Mexico 77600
+52 987 24 242

El Moro

Restaurant

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This restaurant is a favorite of divers, and is inland a ways. The taxi drivers know where to go though so you won't have trouble getting there. The food is great! Lime soup like you've never had, great Mole' and seafood - get the Chicken Tampica or the Shrimp on a Wire (a whole line of fresh prawns grilled with garlic, cilantro, etc. -yum!). There were 6 of us, so we got to try quite few things and every dish was better than its predecessor! I don't think you can go wrong here.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 7, 2000

El Moro
Calle 75 Norte #124
Cozumel, Mexico 77600
+52 987 23 029

La Choza

Restaurant

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Fajitas. Chicken, beef, shrimp, red snapper - doesn't make any difference which one because they are all fabulous. They grill the onions until they're almost carmalized and they don't skimp on anything. Their soups are good as well as their seafood dishes.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 7, 2000

La Choza
10th Avenue # 216 between Adolfo Rosado Salas and 3rd Sur
Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico 77600
+52 987 20 958

Pancho's Backyard

Restaurant

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Pancho's Backyard is in a courtyard in Los Cincos Soles Mall North of the main Plaza on the main street. It's a lovely restaurant with a very romantic setting - a good 'special occasion' place.
The food is very good - steaks seafood, classic mexican dishes - something for everyone.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 7, 2000

Pancho's Backyard
Av. Rafael E. Melgar # 27
Cozumel, Mexico 77600
+52 (987) 872 2141

Dzul Ha Beach Club

Attraction

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Nice, relaxing place to spend a few hours - good beach food (hamburgers, hotdogs, nachos, fish tacos, guacamole, etc) and reasonable.
Some of the best snorkeling I've seen on the island - you see a little bit of everything!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 7, 2000

Dzul Ha Beach Club
South of Town
Cozumel, Mexico

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This club has something for everyone. The beach is more extensive than Dzul-Ha, and pool can get pretty popular in the afternoon. Palm trees, palapas, hamocks, cold cervezas. A-h-h-h-h-h...

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 7, 2000

Nachi Cocoom Beach Club
South of Town
Cozumel, Mexico

Coba Mayan Ruins

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Attraction | "Coba"

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Coba is not as excavated as other sites in the area, but that is part of its allure. It's quite an extensive site - go with a guide the first time because it can be a little confusing. Jungle trails cross over one another and you don't know where you are in relation to any of the larger structures until you're almost on top of them. The larger structures have trees growing out of the sides - if some of the more serious history buffs will forgive me this analogy, it's VERY Indiana Jones! The largest excavated pyramid (I understand that it's the tallest in the Yucatan) is quite a climb, but from the top you can see other structures, still covered with growth, sticking up from the jungle canopy. Ve...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 7, 2000

Coba Mayan Ruins
Highway 180
Coba, Mexico