Overview Cozumel

Visiting Cozumel

With its serene beaches and laid-back lifestyle, the island of Cozumel is a far cry from the big party towns of Mexico. Still, this Yucatan Island attracts millions of visitors to its shores each year. Rich in history, tourists can experience the culture of the land through Mayan archeological sites and colonial churches. Many hotels and all-inclusive resorts dot the island, offering up amenities from organized dives to swim-up bars. And with San Miguel perched on the western edge of the island it shouldn’t be hard to find the perfect piña colada during your vacation.

Diving and snorkeling are two of the main reasons people come to the island. With a surplus of reefs and sea life, guided dives are available at many places around the island. The Mesamerican Reef, the largest in the Americas, is just one way to experience the ecology of Cozumel. And since most of the island is covered with vegetation, excursions through the jungle to... Read More
With its serene beaches and laid-back lifestyle, the island of Cozumel is a far cry from the big party towns of Mexico. Still, this Yucatan Island attracts millions of visitors to its shores each year. Rich in history, tourists can experience the culture of the land through Mayan archeological sites and colonial churches. Many hotels and all-inclusive resorts dot the island, offering up amenities from organized dives to swim-up bars. And with San Miguel perched on the western edge of the island it shouldn’t be hard to find the perfect piña colada during your vacation.

Diving and snorkeling are two of the main reasons people come to the island. With a surplus of reefs and sea life, guided dives are available at many places around the island. The Mesamerican Reef, the largest in the Americas, is just one way to experience the ecology of Cozumel. And since most of the island is covered with vegetation, excursions through the jungle to visit ancient Mayan ruins like San Gervasio attract the more adventurous travelers. And if you just want to escape for a while, the beaches of this Caribbean island are the perfect place to unwind (and the weather is near-perfect too).

And with many restaurants offering up authentic Mexican cuisine, it’s not hard to see why so many vacationers choose Cozumel. With flights coming into San Miguel (or a cruise if you are close enough), you should be working on your base tan right now.    Close

Stories and Tips Cozumel

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Free snorkeling in Cozumel

Written by Cantin2 on 09 Jul, 2004

If you arrive by cruise ship and are not fond of "follow the leader" tours, here are a few suggestions. Cabs, car and moped rentals are all available at the pier but if you're willing to walk a few hundred yards outside…Read More


Sandstone

Written by Sandstone on 25 Sep, 2003

The long cross country trip was finally over when our taxi pulled up in front of El Cid la Ceiba in Cozumel. The front entrance was a most welcome sight, and resort staff met us at the door and helped us register and find…Read More


Quick Overview of Cozumel

Written by Cantin2 on 08 Nov, 2004

COZUMEL: San Miguel is a typical small Mexican town, with narrow streets, tiny shops, and a central plaza, which on Sunday nights, becomes very festive. Families gather to stroll along the malecon (walkway along the waterfront) and to enjoy the food being grilled, the local…Read More


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Dining in Playa del Carmen

Written by Cantin2 on 20 Feb, 2004

If you’re visiting Playa for the evening, I'd go early (6-ish). Fifth Avenue is on the main street. You can be dropped off at either end -- the avenue is about one mile long. It's fun to stop along the beach, at least to see…Read More


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A day trip from Cozumel

Written by Cantin2 on 20 Feb, 2004

If you're in Cozumel for a week or more, you may enjoy a side trip to Playa del Carmen. A fast ferry takes you there almost hourly, in 45 minutes from the downtown dock, for about US$8. You could spend the day at the beach and…Read More


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A day tour of Cozumel

Written by Cantin2 on 07 Mar, 2003

Whether you're visiting Cozumel for one day (cruise ship) or vacationing there for a week, you should definitely take a tour of the island. The best way to do this is to rent a "moke" for about $45; you can't get lost, as there's only…Read More


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The Beach at the Melia

Written by JForsythe on 09 Feb, 2004

The beach has lots of palapas and palm trees for shade, and very nice lounge chairs for laying around in the shade or sun. The beach faces northeast, so the sun for the entire day is coming from behind the resort’s buildings, and you…Read More


Snorkle Paradise

Written by nmagann on 18 Oct, 2000

Xelha, south of Cancun is touted as nature's paradise. Unlike a similar place called Xcaret which has had some help from mankind. Xelha is like a protected bay with a river feeding it. The vegetation is native and lush with trail going around the…Read More


cave and cavern diving

Written by nmagann on 18 Oct, 2000

The area around the Cancun peninsula does not have rivers as we know them. They run underground and the areas where they meet the surface are called cenotes and are the size of a small pond. These are the entry points for cavern…Read More


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A Trip is What *YOU* Make It!

Written by Stircrazy on 22 Aug, 2000

Premier has had a lot of problems getting it's sea legs out of the new Port of Houston, but I think the problems that plagued them in the beginning have been taken care of, for the most part...if they can just get the Cinema working! This…Read More


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