Cozumel

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Hop over to the Caribbean island of Cozumel with its dolphins, impressive reef system, fun beach bars, Mexican culture and Mayan ruins.

Enjoy the island lifestyle of the Caribbean, explore the underwater world or visit Mayan ruins and old Mexican villages at the island of Cozumel. With over 2 million visitors annually, Cozumel is one of the country’s major tourist attractions. The main reason for this is the abundance of marine life. Pet sting rays and get a kiss from a dolphin, or watch sea turtles come to shore.

While being just 30 miles (48 kilometers) long and 10 miles (16 kilometers) wide, Cozumel is actually Mexico’s largest Caribbean island. It’s situated in the Yucatan region, about 11 miles (17.7 kilometers) off Playa del Carmen on the east coast. Cozumel is the gateway to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the largest reef system in the Americas, which attracts hundreds of tropical fish species and marine mammals. The island offers stunning beaches and San Miguel, a town on the western shore, is packed with restaurants and nightlife.

Book an ocean adventure, such as scuba diving, kite surfing, snorkeling, parasailing or fishing. Swim with dolphins or other marine mammals at Dolphin Discovery in Chankanaab National Park. Scuba divers should not miss the famous Palancar Caves. For some culture, visit the Mayan ruins at San Gervasio and the historic town of El Cedral.

Special events are mainly held during the busy summer months or on special Mexican religious days. Sea turtle workshops, fishing and golf tournaments and Carnaval Cozumel are just some of the yearly crowd pleasers.

The climate is warm all year-round. Come between December and March for the best weather but note that it rains a lot in September and October.

A frequent ferry service runs between Cozumel and Playa del Carmen and planes depart Cancun several times a day. Cozumel even has an international airport. Getting around is easiest by car, which you can rent at the airport and San Miguel.

With its abundance of beaches, reefs and culture, Cozumel is a dream destination. If you appreciate seeing special marine life and enjoy Caribbean nightlife, visit this Mexican island paradise.

Where to stay in Cozumel

Melia Cozumel All Inclusive
Melia Cozumel All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Carretera Costera Norte KM 5.8, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
The price is CA $265 per night from Jul 25 to Jul 26
Stay at this 3.5-star beach property in Cozumel. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (987 reviews)
"Housekeeping was hit or miss this time. I returned to my room around 1 pm and it hadn’t been cleaned so I called to see if they were doing daily maid service and they confirmed that they were. They said our room would be cleaned soon. At 4:00 I returned to my room and it was still dirty so I called ..."

Reviewed on Jun. 28, 2022

Melia Cozumel All Inclusive
Secrets Aura Cozumel - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Secrets Aura Cozumel - Adults Only - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Carretera Costera Sur Km 12.99, Hotel Zone, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $430 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 2
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Cozumel. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (984 reviews)
"The entertainment was the BEST"

Reviewed on Jun. 29, 2022

Secrets Aura Cozumel - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Cozumel Palace All Inclusive
Cozumel Palace All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Avenida Rafael E Melgan Km 1-5, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
The price is CA $449 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
Stay at this 4-star beach property in Cozumel. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (989 reviews)
"Great place"

Reviewed on Jun. 30, 2022

Cozumel Palace All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Caribo Cozumel
Caribo Cozumel
2.5 out of 5
Av. Benito Juarez 799, esquina con Avenida 40, Cozumel, QROO, 77622
The price is CA $29 per night from Jul 28 to Jul 29
Stay at this eco-friendly apartment in Cozumel. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (193 reviews)
"Excellent service and charming place to stay! Highly recommend!"

Reviewed on Jun. 10, 2022

Caribo Cozumel
Hacienda San Miguel Hotel & Suites
Hacienda San Miguel Hotel & Suites
2.5 out of 5
Calle 10 Norte #1500, Entre 5ta Av. Y Av. Rafael E Melgar, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
The price is CA $86 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 2
Stay at this aparthotel in Cozumel. Enjoy free WiFi, a terrace, and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (253 reviews)
"This place is exquisite. The only negative is that there is a restaurant behind the property that plays loud music late into the night but a set of ear plugs is all you need for that."

Reviewed on Mar. 22, 2022

Hacienda San Miguel Hotel & Suites
Suites Turquesa
Suites Turquesa
3.5 out of 5
CARRETERA COSTERA NORTE KM 1.5, Cozumel, QROO, 1030
The price is CA $120 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
Stay at this 3.5-star beach apartment in Cozumel. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a private beach. Popular attractions Maya Heritage Monument and Los Cinco ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (34 reviews)
"Absolutely loved this property. It’s small but absolutely adorable! The room was spacious and more like an apartment/condo rather than a hotel. We had a little living room with a couch, a kitchen, and a separate bedroom. Also ocean view. The access to the ocean I loved. Really turquoise water right ..."

Reviewed on Jun. 3, 2022

Suites Turquesa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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