a traveler from Travelocity.com
on December 8, 2008
Casa del Mar was built in the late 1980's and extensively refurbished after Hurricaine Wilma. It has for many years been a haven for SCUBA divers looking for a first rate, on-site affiliated dive operation (Del Mar Aquatics) and a comfortable, quite welcoming ambiance close to the action in downtown San Muigel. The hotel is set in a scrupulously maintained tropical garden and built in the traditional colonial style with a lovely cortyard. The rooms are large and like everything else in the hotel, clean and fresh. The foam rubber pillows are an aquired taste however, and you might want to slip one of your own into the luggage. The staff is consistantly cheerful and helpful, speaking good to passable English. All inclusive packages are available as an option. If you intend to run up a substantive bar bill it's a good deal. The restaurant is good but there are so many great restaurants in town that even when we have opted for the inclusive package, we've found ourselves taking many evening meals in San Muigel. If you are looking for a more comprehensive self-contained resort package with multiple activities and entertainment I'd look for other options. If you are in Cozumel to dive and explore the island, you could not do better than Casa del Mar.
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