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CozumelMexico

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.

Top Hotels in Cozumel

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Secrets Aura Cozumel - Optional All Inclusive
Secrets Aura Cozumel - Optional All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Carretera Costera Sur Km 12.99, Hotel Zone, Cozumel, QROO
The price is CA $293 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Cozumel resort is within a 10-minute walk of Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park and Paradise Beach. Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water ...

3.8/5Good! (999 reviews)

"The common areas were well cleaned and beautiful. The rooms were older and could use paint and updating and thorough cleaning. the hallways by the rooms were always dirty. The food was just okay, not great, not up to expectations. The pools and beach areas are wonderful and relaxing and the staff ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 23, 2020

Secrets Aura Cozumel - Optional All Inclusive
Fiesta Americana Cozumel - All Inclusive
Fiesta Americana Cozumel - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Carretera A Chankanaab Km 7 5, Cozumel, QROO
The price is CA $285 per night

Located in Cozumel, this beachfront resort is in a national park, 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Chankanaab National Park, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Paradise Beach and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (910 reviews)

"The mosquitos were terrible however since it just opened they did the best they could Food was excellent!!!!!! Thanks for a awesome time"…"

Reviewed on Jun. 21, 2020

Fiesta Americana Cozumel - All Inclusive
Grand Park Royal Cozumel - All Inclusive
Grand Park Royal Cozumel - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Carretera a Chankanaab Km. 3.5, B Zona Sur, Cozumel, QROO

Located in Cozumel, this beachfront resort is connected to a shopping centre, 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,009 reviews)

"The food choice was excellent and we did not have to book a la carte restaurants in advance, just show up which was great. It was also a short walk to town and shopping. The pools were great but we found that if you did not put towels out by 8:30 a.m. all the lounge chairs were basically taken except ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 3, 2020

Grand Park Royal Cozumel - All Inclusive

Popular places to visit in Cozumel

Chankanaab National Park
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Chankanaab National Park

4.5/5(34 reviews)

Mayan ruins, Caribbean beaches, ancient health therapies and spectacular dining and diving; some of the best features of the Riviera Maya are at this island park.

Palancar Beach
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Palancar Beach

4/5(29 reviews)

Superb snorkeling and a laid-back atmosphere makes this Cozumel beach the sort of place visitors stop at for an afternoon and end up staying for a week.

Punta Sur Ecological Park
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Punta Sur Ecological Park

4.5/5(28 reviews)

Take a breath of fresh sea air and lose yourself amid the environmental and historical wonders of Cozumel’s largest ecological reserve.

Top things to do in Cozumel

Cozumel Reef Adventure with Snorkeling & Lunch
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Cozumel Reef Adventure with Snorkeling & Lunch

CA $148
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
Xcaret Park Full-Day Tour
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Xcaret Park Full-Day Tour

CA $235
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
Island Jeep Adventure
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Island Jeep Adventure

CA $129
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Swim with Dolphins at Dolphinaris Cozumel
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Swim with Dolphins at Dolphinaris Cozumel

CA $103
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Swim & Snorkel with Stingrays
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Swim & Snorkel with Stingrays

CA $86
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Tour 3-Day Private Yucatan Peninsula Tour Including Mayan Community
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Tour 3-Day Private Yucatan Peninsula Tour Including Mayan Community

CA $252
Per adult

Reviews of Cozumel

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jun 3, 2020

We loved the freedom of going to town and walking and feeling safe. I went shopping by myself and was quite comfortable. Great food and restaurants in town which was a short taxi ride or a 15 min walk.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 26, 2020

I thought the island was really nice, it was very calm and safe. The beaches were beautiful, we really enjoyed the snorkelling. The staff was amazing so so friendly and helpful! The rooms were great really unique and very clean, food was awesome!

5/5 - Excellent

Gerry

Mar 25, 2020

golfed each day at Cozumel Golf Club!!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Jan 22, 2020

Went on a diving trip: reef is VERY damaged its heartbreaking. Too many cruiseships are killing it. huge difference with 2 years ago when I was there.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 5, 2020

Best to get out of town, lots of cruise ships, so the venders are super aggressive.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Dec 9, 2019

This time didn't go to town.

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